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The gift of grandparents

Having elders in your life can be such a beautiful gift. Hear from grandparents and grandchildren who are striving to connect.
Whether it's over family history, musical performances, or traditional lessons - hear how grandparents are connecting with their grandkids. (Colleen Hele Cardinal, Travis Pederson, Paul Simon)

Having elders in your life can be such a beautiful gift. So this week, we're giving you a big dose of that — and hearing from grandparents and grandchildren striving to connect.

Growing up, Shimshon Obadia connected with their grandfather, Gilbert Wong, by cooking Chinese feasts in the kitchen. But time and distance have come between them. Now that Gilbert's health is fading, Shimshon knows it's time to finally reconnect — and come out as queer.

Sixties scoop survivor Colleen Hele Cardinal has spent so much energy searching for the truth of her ancestry. Hear how connecting with her grandchildren is helping her heal.

Kierah and Maxwell Simon were supposed to be at their grandparents' Northwest Territories bush camp for just a week. But the pandemic has forced them to spend months with grandma Lucy and grandpa Isadore  so these teenagers are getting a crash course in living off the land.

105 year-old Nell MacAuley isn't about to let a pandemic get in the way of her seeing her grandchildren. Tune in as the care home resident learns how to Facetime in order to connect with her grandkids.

Travis Pederson wanted to have a musical experience with his grandfather Ivan before it was too late. But playing with a Manitoba polka legend is no easy task!

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