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  • Grand Stories of Singapore
  • Grand Stories Colouring Sheets by Ah Guo
  • Celebrating Our Grands Partner Events
  • Joys of Being A Grand
  • Grand Stories of Singapore

    Celebrating Our Grands is an annual celebration celebrated after Children's Day, that aims to instil family values in our young, and encourage them to show appreciation for their Grandparents or elderly extended family members (such as Grandaunts or Granduncles). 

    This year, Families for Life is organising a Book Cover design contest with the theme – “Grand Stories of Singapore”. We hope that through this contest, we can encourage you to pen down your favourite recollection of your grandparents, design a book cover, and eventually present it as a token of appreciation to your Grands and/or extended older family members. Your Grands and the Seniors in our community deserve their very own Book Cover! 

     

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR GRAND STORIES BOOK COVER

    Designing a book cover has never been this easy and fun! Follow these 5 steps and design away!

    Step 1: Select any template.

    Step 2: Upload a favourite photo of your grands or choose an illustration that represents them.

    Step 3: Add the Title of your artwork and Author’s Name.

    Step 4: Start designing your Book Cover with your preferred font or sticker graphics.

    Step 5: Download your Book Cover, and upload your entry on the Facebook contest post here or Instagram. Do also include a short caption of up to 100 words about your grand.

    Lastly, do remember to tag @familiesforlife.sg on Facebook or @familiesforlife on Instagram and hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 on your post to join our contest. All posts must be public for the Organiser’s review.

    FFL Tip: Use the design tool on a desktop computer for a better design experience!


    JOIN OUR BOOK COVER DESIGN CONTEST AND WIN PRIZES

    After you have designed your Grand Story Book Cover, share them with us on our Facebook contest post (posted on Sat 3 Oct 2020) or on your Instagram. Stand to win a weekend staycation from One Farrer Hotel, FotoHub evouchers or FoodPanda evouchers.

    Simply follow these simple steps to participate:

    1. Post your entry on our #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 Facebook contest post here

    or on your own Instagram page, featuring your creation of the #CelebratingOurGrands Book Cover design for your Grands. Write a short caption to share your personal story about your grand, or simply an appreciation message to them. You can use any of the design templates and graphics provided on our design tool site or create your very own from scratch.

    2. Tag @familiesforlife.sg on Facebook or @familiesforlife on Instagram and hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 on your contest post entry.

    3. Set your profile and/or contest post entry to public.

    Terms and Conditions apply


    CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE DESIGN

    For all you creative experts, let your ingenuity flow. Download our source file in PDF. Show us what you can do or print out our template for your kids to doodle freely.

    Remember to post your entry on our Facebook contest post or on your Instagram page, tag us @familiesforlife.sg on Facebook or @familiesforlife on Instagram and hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 to join in our contest to win cool family prizes!

     


    TAKE PART IN OUR FACEBOOK QUIZ

     

    Look out for our #CelebratingOurGrands ‘Do You Remember’ quiz on Facebook page on Sat 10 Oct, 7.30pm. Partner with your Grands for the answers to win a weekend staycation from Capri by Fraser Changi Point 🏨 or FoodPanda eVouchers 🍔!

     


     

    Book Cover Design
    Grand Prize Sponsor

    'Do You Remember' Quiz
    Grand Prize Sponsor

     

  • Grand Stories Colouring Sheets by Ah Guo

    We are also collaborating with well-known Singaporean illustrator, Ah Guo 阿果 , who specially designed 3 special pieces of artwork each to depict the special relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents. These artworks are also part of the design templates in the Book Cover design tool.

    Download the colouring sheets to colour your own version of these lovely grandparents and grandchildren scenes.

    The Amazing Bird Whisperer

    The Great Durian Connoisseur

    The Grand Taichi Master

     

    Or download these beautiful coloured versions and add them to your own Book Cover design or create your personalised postcards and greeting cards with them!

    The Amazing Bird Whisperer

    The Great Durian Connoisseur

    The Grand Taichi Master

  • Celebrating Our Grands Partner Events

     

    Programmes for Seniors by National Library Board

    The Happiness Choice: Positivity in Pursuit of Life’s Passions

    Date

    Fri 9 Oct 2020

    Time

    2pm – 3.30pm

    Venue

    Online via Zoom

    Price

    Free. Register online

    Event Description

    Join us for our 5x10x15 series which features 10 seniors over 5 sessions, with each senior sharing 15 minutes about what brings them joy and gives them purpose in their lives.
    (This programme will be conducted in Chinese.)

    Collecting Antiques

    59 year-old Mr. Su Ming Tong has had an avid interest in the arts since young. He met with an antique collector by chance which triggered an interest in him about antiques and calligraphy works. Let him introduce to you his personal journey of discovery into the captivating world of antiques.

    59岁的史民忠先生从小就对艺术有浓厚的兴趣。在机缘巧合下,他认识了一位收藏家,令他对古玩、字画产生好奇。且听他介绍自己在古玩、字画世界里有趣的探索之旅,感染一下他对学习相关知识的热情。

    Volunteering at the Prisons Bookclub

    Mr. Tang Pu Guang is a volunteer teacher at the Xin Zhi Book-Reading Club and a seasons counsellor. The Xin Zhi Book-Reading Club was established in 1997. Besides conducting book-reading sessions for its members, it started to use book-reading as a vehicle to promote reading to the wider community. Mr. Tang will share with you his experiences while conducting book-reading sessions for prison inmates.

    唐甫光先生是新智读书会属下的监狱读书会义工老师,也是一名资深的辅导员。新智读书会成立于1997 年,除了为会员举办导读会之外,2001年起更以导读的方式对社区做出贡献。且听唐老师分享自己如何通过监狱导读会,鼓励受刑人培养阅读的爱好,继续提升自己。

    (for seniors aged 50 and above)

    Silver Volunteerism - Your Impact and Legacy

    Date

    Sat 10 Oct 2020

    Time

    10am - 12pm

    Venue

    Online

    Price

    Free. Register online

    Event Description

    Is there an expiry date on volunteerism? Is volunteering only for energetic students and young adults to be engaged in worthy causes and expand their networks? The mind-blowing sharing by speakers from all walks of life will convince even a sceptic on why volunteering in one’s golden years is a way to leave a legacy and enhance one’s social capital. Join us to be inspired to take the first small step in impacting lives and benefiting from it!

    (for seniors aged 50 and above)

    Ageism in Our Society and the Workplace

    Date

    Sat 10 Oct 2020

    Time

    3pm - 5pm

    Venue

    Online

    Price

    Free. Register online

    Event Description

    Join us in an exciting session to debunk stereotypes of mature workers and explore a myriad of opinions and strategies to counter ageism in the workplace and society at large from a panel of distinguished local and overseas speakers from the 3 P (People, Public and Private) Sectors and the academia. There will also be an opportunity for participants to exchange views and ideas around the sharing in small breakout groups and walk away with tangible knowledge and tools to equip oneself sufficiently when faced with ageism.

    (for seniors aged 50 and above)

    Save the world with the FAST Heroes!

    Date

    Sat 10 Oct 2020

    Time

    11am - 12pm

    Venue

    Online

    Price

    Free. Register online
    Note: Registration is only approved if your myLibraryID is verified.

    Event Description

    Description of programme Join the FAST Heroes on their mission to teach the world about stroke and how to conquer the Evil Clot. In this virtual storytelling session, venture with Timmy on his journey to learn how to tell the signs of stroke and the key to remembering them! The FAST Heroes need your help. Are you ready to be a FAST Hero too?

    The programme is conducted by the Singapore National Stroke Association and is suitable for children aged 7-10 and their parents.

    Participants will need to prepare the following for the programme:
    Drawing block/A4 Paper
    Markers/colour pencils/pens
    Cloth/towel

     

  • Joys of Being A Grand

    Articles to Strengthen Grandparent-Grandchild Bonds