When: September 7
Where: Comox United Church Parking Lot
Many grannies brought their cars and opened their “boots” (aka trunks!) to sell gently-used items.
The event raised $1317.62 for the Foundation.
Lunch for cyclists in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour
When: September 6
Where: An ocean-side property in Union Bay
About 30 cyclists took part in the tour this year, riding from Campbell River to Victoria, a distance of 275 kilometers. As Laura Wilson, of the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa writes, “the potential difficulties, and the rain-or-shine commitment to the event, create a feeling of solidarity with the energetic and tireless African Gogos this group of women, and their sponsors, are supporting.”
We were privileged to provide lunch for these intrepid women and their support team, including 2 local riders, Maxine B. and Sue T. We entertained them on Bette A.’s beautiful ocean-side property in perfect weather. The cyclists arrived a little earlier than scheduled, but were happy to sit and relax in the sun, and then to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Donna G. and her team.
Many Grannies were there to greet the cyclists and to cheer them on their way. We were also happy that Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox, came to add her encouragement and good wishes to the riders.
Thank you to Bette A. for her hospitality, Donna G. and her helpers for the wonderful meal, and the Grannies and Grand Others who helped with set-up, take-down, parking and traffic control.
Our luncheon raised an additional $336 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
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Individually hand-crafted 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.
Individually handcrafted by a group of Glacier Grannies, these beautiful Angels are a wonderful keepsake or gift.