September 6, 2023
For Immediate Release
Mark International Grandparent’s Day – Sept. 10th
On September 10th, Parent Support Services Society of BC is asking people – where ever they live in BC – to celebrate the role of grandparents in our lives.
Grandparents Day is a day to celebrate all grandparents. Parent Support Services Society of BC is asking folk also think about the growing number of grandparents, and other relatives, who take on the enormous responsibility of parenting when the parents are unable. In BC there are more than 13,000 children being raised full time by their grandparents (or other relatives) when the parents are unable. (Reasons include addiction, other health issues and even death.)
Celebrate at the Grandparents’ Day Picnic
All Families Welcome
In the Lower Mainland this fun, family event will take place from 11am – 2 pm, Sunday September 10th at Slocan Park, in Vancouver.
This colourful event will include: food, music, entertainment, kid’s games, face painting, and information tables.
Parent Support Services Society of BC (est. 1974) PSS is a registered not-for-profit, volunteer-based charitable organization that provides parenting support, education, advocacy, research, and resource development for all those in a parenting role. We also provide Canada’s only Help Line for grandparents and other kinship caregivers.
For more information on grandparents raising grandchildren please see the attached backgrounder – Who are the Children in Kinship Care?
- Contact: Orneli, Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 604-669-1616 ext. 111
- Contact Jane Bouey, Executive Director, email@example.com 604-669-1616 ext. 104 or 778-706-4123 (Mobile) – Interviews with grandparents raising grandchildren may be arranged.
- PSS’s acclaimed documentary (and trailers), “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Telling Our Stories” can be found at PSS’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ParentSupportBC