Submit Grandparents Day Stories

Grandparents Day was first instituted in the United States in 1978 and is now recognized by many other international countries. In Canada, Grandparents Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September.

The day has three primary purposes:

  1. To honour grandparents.
  2. To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children.
  3. To increase children's, grandchildren's and all youth's awareness of the strength, wisdom, information and guidance older people can offer.


Grandparent's Day is September 9th, 2018

Celebrating Grandparents at Schlegel Villages?

Submit your story, photo, or video into the form below about why your grandparent is the grandest and be entered into our draw.  Each entry will be added to the specific village's webpage and could be shared across our social media.  One random entry will win a Grand Story written by our Village Voice story teller, Kristian, who will capture the special connection between grandchild and grandparent(s). (ENTRIES ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, SEPT 14TH at NOON)

Print or pick up a colouring page from a village if you would like to draw a picture to tell your story.

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As well as your entry, we encourage you to share on your social media accounts using the #ElderWisdom & #GrandparentsDay tags.

Contest Details & Prize

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: png txt rtf pdf doc docx odt.
Files must be less than 6 MB.
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Files must be less than 10 MB.
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