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Creating and selling Christmas swags

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Once again, Lynn R. kindly hosted workshops for the Grannies to make beautiful Christmas swags from donated greenery and decorations, and offered us all help and advice. The swags were then sold at Walmart, the Comox Mall and at Comox United Church. $1,160 was raised for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Thank you Lynn for your hospitality and help!

Thank you also to

  • Walmart
  • The Comox Mall
  • Comox United Church

for providing sales venues.   Close

Christmas Crafts Sales

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The Glacier Grannies worked hard in the lead-up to Christmas, both making and selling crafts. In addition to the Fiesta World Craft Bazaar, we sold our creations at the following: ul>

  • Foggy Mountain Fall Fair, Cumberland
  • Union Bay Market
  • Cumberland Winter Fair
  • Campbell River Fair Trade Global Craft Fair.
  • A total of $2395 was raised   Close

    Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

    When: November 21st & 22nd

    Where: Filberg Centre.    Read more


    A major craft event for the Glacier Grannies each fall is participation in Canada's largest Fair Trade World Craft Fair, which encompasses both floors of the Filberg Centre. This global craft bazaar has vendors from over forty local and global organizations, many of whom work directly with people from Africa, Asia and Central and South America. The astounding number of unique crafts continually delights the attendees. Preparations for our involvement in this fair take a great deal of work, but for those who worked on the stall it was an inspiring and stimulating day and $3547 was raised for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

    Thank you Dave Talbot for organizing this event each year.   Close

    Bike Rally Lunch

    When: Friday September 11th 2015

    Where: Anderton Ave. opposite the Filberg Centre.    Read more

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    In brilliant sunshine Dianne Wade Co Chair of the Glacier Grannies welcomed the Grandmother Riders for lunch in the shade under the riverside trees,commending them for their enthusiasm and endurance.
    During the lunch we were entertained by a group of nine Grandmothers from Japan,singing and playing music on a flute sounding wooden triangular instrument .We all then joined together to sing one of our favorite songs" We Shall Not Rest"

    After sandwiches of egg,fresh salmon, ham and cheese along with veggie plates fruit and honey peanut little rolls all were refreshed to carry on this first day of three to Qualichum as their goal on the way to Victoria.

    Lynn Erskine displayed the Rosemary Brown Award that the Grandmother Groups  of BC were awarded in 2010 for their efforts to help The African Grandmothers.She also thanked the Glacioer Grannies and presented us with a cheque for $250.00 which will go with funds raised for by guest lunches to Stephen Lewis Foundation a total of approximately $300.

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    Downtown Courtenay Evening Market

    When: Thursday, July 16th

    Where: 5th Street between England and Fitzgerald from 5 - 8 pm.    Read more

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    Downtown Courtenay Evening Market

    When: 18th June, 2015

    Where: Downtown Courtenay. England Ave.    Read more


    Glacier Grannies just attended the Downtown Courtenay Evening Market and sold $314.  We set up in the pouring rain, debated whether to put the crafts out, decided to and it was busy the whole time.  Then we took down in the pouring rain.  Hopefully everything gets to dry out at Gails.

    We sold 11 Worry Dolls, 9 Angels, 2 Snap Happies, 7 Necklaces, 2 Wine Glass Tags, an Apron and a Large Bunny (new item) plus felting - 2 Owls, a cariboo and a sheep.  Very successful evening.

    A big thanks to Dianne Wade, Maybeth Hoagland and Linda Cheu for helping out.


    Blue Moon Winery Art Exhibit

    When: June 2015, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12-5pm

    Where: Blue Moon Winery, 4905 Darcy Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1R5

    Glacier Granny Art at Blue Moon Winery

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    Throughout June 2015 Glacier Granny felted art was exhibited at the Blue Moon winery and farm.

    The exhibit featured wall hangings and whimisical animals that appeal to all ages and budgets.

    All items were for sale with funds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

    Glacier Grannies Felted Art is Inspired by a Lifelong Artist

    A serendipitous meeting between members of the Glacier Grannies and the daughter of 97 year old artist Joyce Jay (aka Jake) has developed into a wonderful win/win relationship.

    This amazing Comox resident has been painting, carving, and making felted art pieces throughout her life.

    A group of Glacier Grannies have been meeting weekly for two years to create an array of felted products - inspired by the active participation of Jake!

    Sunday June 21 1-4pm: Wine Tasting and Meet the Artists

    A special event was held on this date that included:

    • wine tasting
    • appetizers
    • a demonstration of felting by Glacier Granny artists

    PDF - Download the Press Release for this event

    More information on Blue Moon Winery and Farm


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    Joyce Jay aka "Jake" Felted Wall Hanging Felted Artwork on Display at Blue Moon Winery Felted Artwork on Display at Blue Moon Winery   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.