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Spring Plant Sale

When:  Saturday May 25th, 2013 9am - 11:30am

Where: Comox United Church parking lot, 250 Beach Drive, Comox, BC

2013 Plant Sale

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Once again Glacier Grannies offered perennials for shade and sun as well as:

  • shrubs & small trees
  • deer resistent plants
  • grasses, native plants, herbs & vegetables
  • houseplants, tropical & ornamental plants

2 Master Gardeners were on site to give advise.

Coffee, muffins & cookies were sold by donation.

Our famous Aids Angels, painted garden stones, sun hats, fish shaped bags and  Margots snap-bags + beaded bookmarks helped the total reach just over $2350.

so many plants to choose from 2 grannies bought sun hats 2 Master Gardeners on hand to give advise 2 Glacier Grannies discussing a plant < loading up her walker with plants plants, plants,plants    Close

One Meal, One Future" African Dinner, sponsored by Beltone

When: Sunday Sept 23rd 2012, 5-8pm

Where:  d'Esterre House

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Cyclists at Africa Dinner

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Our 2012 African Dinner was a sold out event that raised over $4,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The doors opened at 5pm and guests immediately started to enjoy the ambience, the fun of wearing a colourful head scarf and the lovely assortment of silent auction items.

The African anthem N'kosi Sikilel'l announced that dinner was ready. 

Bobotie with Mango Chutney  (South Africa)
Bean and Tomato Bredie (Stew) (South Africa)
African Yam Stew
Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew
Doro Wat Chicken (Ethiopia)
Spiced Butter (Niter Kebbeh)
Roasted Vegetables with Herbs
Brown Rice

After dinner Lynn Robinson spoke about her South Afrcan trips in 2011 and 2012.  She visited the Hillcrest AIDS centre and  St. Francis of Asisi Orphanage

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Campbell River to Victoria Bike Rally

When: Friday Sept. 7th noon-ish, 2012

Where: Riverside Park, Anderton Ave., Courtenay

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Grannies Bike Ride Sept 2011

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Thirty-one hardy cyclists pedaled their way from Campbell River down Vancouver Island to Victoria on their 6th annual fundraiser. Barb Fudge of Glacier Grannies, personally raised $4025 toward the total of $65,000. All donated money will be sent to Stephen Lewis Foundation who will disperse it to African grannies via their grassroots organizations.

Once again Denman Island GLADs provided a delicious gourmet food for cyclists and other grannies. The GLAD grannies did not accept money from the cyclists but told them to put it toward the fundraising total. Stay tuned for the final amount raised.

Images from the event:

cyclists from CR, Merville, Comox, Denman & Hornby Island Tina sending cyclists off with a song GLAD's delicious food    Close

Stride to Turn the Tide National Walk

When: Sunday June 10th | Registration 10:30 am | Walk at 11 am

Where: Courtenay Airpark, at Mansfield Drive entrance

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Carolyn selling crafts at Merville

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The Glacier Grannies hosted the 3rd annual National Walk for the grandmother groups in our area.

Despite cold weather, a keen group of people participated in the event and $1526.10 was raised. 

This event was held in many communities across Canada.  Thousands walked in support of African grandmothers caring for the millions of children orphaned by AIDS.

The total raised from the combined Canadian granny groups is over $1,000,000 in 3 years.


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Refreshments are prepared for the Stride to Turn the Tide participants. Claire uses African instruments to greet participants in the Stride walk. People register to participate in the Stride to Turn the Tide Walk. Maybeth drums to greet the participants in the Stride to Turn the Tide walk.    


An Evening Sing for Africa

When: Tuesday May 29 at 7 pm

Where: Lions Den (below Comox Museum) 1729 Comox Road, Comox BC

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The mighty Merville GrandMothers, aka MGMs, hosted an evening of African singing, led by local community choir director Tina Fillippino. Everyone present was part of the choir. Tina led in the African tradition of call and response, a method that makes everyone feel like an accomplished singer.

"An Evening Sing for Africa" was a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Admission was by donation; tea, coffee, baked goodies and a chance to browse the marketplace tables were available. 2 MGMs gave short talks on how the Stephen Lewis Foundation provides funding and programs in Africa.

Tina ended the evening by presenting her own composition, a walking song for the upcoming "Stride to Turn the Tide" National Walk to be held 10:30 am on Sunday June 10 at Mansfield Drive entrance to Courtenay Airpark.

everyone was part of the choir in An Evening Sing for Africa MGMs are fabulous bakers (An Evening Sing for Africa) Tina F. directing An Evening Sing for Africa    Close

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Aids angels dolls

AIDS Angels - $15

Individually handcrafted by a group of Glacier Grannies, these beautiful Angels are a wonderful keepsake or gift. 

Each Angel comes with a personalized name card which explains the work of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.