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 Maria Dunn Concert 

When:     Friday, February 28, 2020

Where:    Little Red Church, Comox, BC

Edmonton-based folk singer, Maria Dunn, played to a comfortably-full hall at the Little Red Church in Comox. Maria’s interest in, and knowledge of, Social Justice Issues has resulted in a repertoire of interesting, well-written songs. Multi-talented Maria was able to multi-task by “tuning and talking” before each song. The stories leading to the creation of each song were captivating. Aided by sound technician, Alan Jossul, Maria was able easily to switch between guitar and accordion accompaniment. Maria gave a shout out to The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, and the important work done to support Grandmothers in Africa, before breaking into her song “When the Grandmothers Meet”.   read more

Granny-baked pies served at intermission were a highlight of the evening. Maria mingled at the intermission and after the concert. We so enjoyed the opportunity to talk with her. CD’s were for sale, and Maria donated $5 from each sale to the Grandmothers Campaign.

Over $2000 was raised for the Foundation.

Thank you to Kelly at The Little Red Church for her help, and to Alan Jossul for his great work as sound technician.

Many thanks to the Grannies who worked so hard to make the evening a success: Linda V. and her team of pie-makers and servers, Joanne C. Iris, Pat, Bette, Kate C. Barb T. Sylvia and Virginia. Also the Grand Others, Dave, James, Sandy and Jerry.

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When:     Friday, February 28, 2020

Where:    Little Red Church, Comox, BC

Edmonton-based folk singer, Maria Dunn, played to a comfortably-full hall at the Little Red Church in Comox. Maria’s interest in, and knowledge of, Social Justice Issues has resulted in a repertoire of interesting, well-written songs. Multi-talented Maria was able to multi-task by “tuning and talking” before each song. The stories leading to the creation of each song were captivating. Aided by sound technician, Alan Jossul, Maria was able easily to switch between guitar and accordion accompaniment. Maria gave a shout out to The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, and the important work done to support Grandmothers in Africa, before breaking into her song “When the Grandmothers Meet”.   read more

Granny-baked pies served at intermission were a highlight of the evening. Maria mingled at the intermission and after the concert. We so enjoyed the opportunity to talk with her. CD’s were for sale, and Maria donated $5 from each sale to the Grandmothers Campaign.

Over $2000 was raised for the Foundation.

Thank you to Kelly at The Little Red Church for her help, and to Alan Jossul for his great work as sound technician.

Many thanks to the Grannies who worked so hard to make the evening a success: Linda V. and her team of pie-makers and servers, Joanne C. Iris, Pat, Bette, Kate C. Barb T. Sylvia and Virginia. Also the Grand Others, Dave, James, Sandy and Jerry.

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When:     Friday, February 28, 2020

Where:    Little Red Church, Comox, BC

Edmonton-based folk singer, Maria Dunn, played to a comfortably-full hall at the Little Red Church in Comox. Maria’s interest in, and knowledge of, Social Justice Issues has resulted in a repertoire of interesting, well-written songs. Multi-talented Maria was able to multi-task by “tuning and talking” before each song. The stories leading to the creation of each song were captivating. Aided by sound technician, Alan Jossul, Maria was able easily to switch between guitar and accordion accompaniment. Maria gave a shout out to The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, and the important work done to support Grandmothers in Africa, before breaking into her song “When the Grandmothers Meet”.   read more

Granny-baked pies served at intermission were a highlight of the evening. Maria mingled at the intermission and after the concert. We so enjoyed the opportunity to talk with her. CD’s were for sale, and Maria donated $5 from each sale to the Grandmothers Campaign.

Over $2000 was raised for the Foundation.

Thank you to Kelly at The Little Red Church for her help, and to Alan Jossul for his great work as sound technician.

Many thanks to the Grannies who worked so hard to make the evening a success: Linda V. and her team of pie-makers and servers, Joanne C. Iris, Pat, Bette, Kate C. Barb T. Sylvia and Virginia. Also the Grand Others, Dave, James, Sandy and Jerry.

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 Nadine’s Celebration of Life 

? At the Comox United Church on February 22nd, a Celebration of Life was held for our esteemed Grannie, Nadine Towell. It was a very beautiful afternoon with heart-warming and funny stories about Nadine. There was serenity and comradery throughout the hall, as we enjoyed wonderful socializing and delicious food. Nadine’s dear friend, Julia had made photo boards that everyone enjoyed, showing pictures of Nadine at different stages of her life. She had also prepared a display of beautiful crafts made by Nadine.   read more

Ardith spoke on behalf of the Glacier Grannies and shared memories of the 8 years that Nadine was with us, many of those years as Treasurer.

Karin, a Grannie and close friend, sent a loving tribute to be read, as she was away at the time.

Nadine’s friends from places she had worked and volunteered over the years brought us to laughter and tears with their stories.

Her dear friends spoke so lovingly and showed us different sides of our Grannie – Nadine.

Nadine’s friend, Barbara organized the delicious food, much of it prepared by many Grannies, who also helped with set up and display.

Live music was provided by her friend, Paul – who was also her pedicurist.

Nadine was a very active community volunteer, sharing her skills and time between the Glacier Grannies, the Community Justice Centre, the Sid William Theatre, L’Arch and the Newcomers Club.

She will be so missed but always remember by her many Valley friends. Close

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? At the Comox United Church on February 22nd, a Celebration of Life was held for our esteemed Grannie, Nadine Towell. It was a very beautiful afternoon with heart-warming and funny stories about Nadine. There was serenity and comradery throughout the hall, as we enjoyed wonderful socializing and delicious food . Nadine’s dear friend, Julia had made photo boards that everyone enjoyed, showing pictures of Nadine at different stages of her life. She had also prepared a display of beautiful crafts made by Nadine.   read more

Ardith spoke on behalf of the Glacier Grannies and shared memories of the 8 years that Nadine was with us, many of those years as Treasurer.

Karin, a Grannie and close friend, sent a loving tribute to be read, as she was away at the time.

Nadine’s friends from places she had worked and volunteered over the years brought us to laughter and tears with their stories.

Her dear friends spoke so lovingly and showed us different sides of our Grannie – Nadine.

Nadine’s friend, Barbara organized the delicious food, much of it prepared by many Grannies, who also helped with set up and display.

Live music was provided by her friend, Paul – who was also her pedicurist.

Nadine was a very active community volunteer, sharing her skills and time between the Glacier Grannies, the Community Justice Centre, the Sid William Theatre, L’Arch and the Newcomers Club.

She will be so missed but always remember by her many Valley friends. Close

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? At the Comox United Church on February 22nd, a Celebration of Life was held for our esteemed Grannie, Nadine Towell. It was a very beautiful afternoon with heart-warming and funny stories about Nadine. There was serenity and comradery throughout the hall, as we enjoyed wonderful socializing and delicious food . Nadine’s dear friend, Julia had made photo boards that everyone enjoyed, showing pictures of Nadine at different stages of her life. She had also prepared a display of beautiful crafts made by Nadine.   read more

Ardith spoke on behalf of the Glacier Grannies and shared memories of the 8 years that Nadine was with us, many of those years as Treasurer.

Karin, a Grannie and close friend, sent a loving tribute to be read, as she was away at the time.

Nadine’s friends from places she had worked and volunteered over the years brought us to laughter and tears with their stories.

Her dear friends spoke so lovingly and showed us different sides of our Grannie – Nadine.

Nadine’s friend, Barbara organized the delicious food, much of it prepared by many Grannies, who also helped with set up and display.

Live music was provided by her friend, Paul – who was also her pedicurist.

Nadine was a very active community volunteer, sharing her skills and time between the Glacier Grannies, the Community Justice Centre, the Sid William Theatre, L’Arch and the Newcomers Club.

She will be so missed but always remember by her many Valley friends. Close

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 Estate Sale Honouring Nadine 

When:  Sunday, Jan 12; Sat & Sun, Jan 18 & 19

Where: Courtenay  

In December our dear friend and colleague, Nadine Towell, passed away. While we were greatly saddened by our loss, we were moved by her generosity in leaving the contents of her home, as well as her car, to be sold in aid of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Nadine had excellent taste and traveled widely. This was reflected in her furniture, jewelry and art. She was also a keen sewer and quilter and had a large collection of equipment, supplies and fabric. read more

Many people worked tirelessly to prepare the house and contents for the sale. We are especially grateful to Nadine’s friends Julia, Karen, Barb and Joan, who did the preliminary sorting, and continued to support us throughout the event, and to Rocky (Quality Antique Furniture), and Phil who assisted with the valuing of furniture and art work. In addition, Grannies spent much time in arranging and pricing the items for sale. A special thank you goes to Kathy who valued the jewelry, and Gillian, Diane and Barb who worked with the sewing and quilting materials.

On Sunday, January 12 we held a sale for the Glacier Grannies and members of Nadine’s book club, at which we drank a toast to our friend.

On Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19 we opened the sale to the general public. Despite snow and slush, an endless stream of visitors attended and sales were extremely brisk.

Together with the sale of the car, Nadine’s estate sale raised $7866 for the Campaign.

In accordance with Nadine’s wishes, the few items that did not sell were donated to local thrift shops that support the vulnerable in our community.

Many thanks to all the Grannies and Grand Others who helped with sorting, pricing, laying out items for sale, advertising, setting up directional signs in snowbanks, working as salespeople and at crowd control, delivering furniture to buyers, and completing the final cleanup. And, of course, an enormous thank you to our friend Nadine for her loving gesture.Close

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When:  Sunday, Jan 12; Sat & Sun, Jan 18 & 19

Where: Courtenay  

In December our dear friend and colleague, Nadine Towell, passed away. While we were greatly saddened by our loss, we were moved by her generosity in leaving the contents of her home, as well as her car, to be sold in aid of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Nadine had excellent taste and travelled widely. This was reflected in her furniture, jewelry and art. She was also a keen sewer and quilter and had a large collection of equipment, supplies and fabric. read more

Many people worked tirelessly to prepare the house and contents for the sale. We are especially grateful to Nadine’s friends Julia, Karen, Barb and Joan, who did the preliminary sorting, and continued to support us throughout the event, and to Rocky (Quality Antique Furniture), and Phil who assisted with the valuing of furniture and art work. In addition, Grannies spent much time in arranging and pricing the items for sale. A special thank you goes to Kathy who valued the jewelry, and Gillian, Diane and Barb who worked with the sewing and quilting materials.

On Sunday, January 12 we held a sale for the Glacier Grannies and members of Nadine’s book club, at which we drank a toast to our friend.

On Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19 we opened the sale to the general public. Despite snow and slush, an endless stream of visitors attended and sales were extremely brisk.

Together with the sale of the car, Nadine’s estate sale raised $7866 for the Campaign.

In accordance with Nadine’s wishes, the few items that did not sell were donated to local thrift shops that support the vulnerable in our community.

Many thanks to all the Grannies and Grand Others who helped with sorting, pricing, laying out items for sale, advertising, setting up directional signs in snowbanks, working as salespeople and at crowd control, delivering furniture to buyers, and completing the final cleanup. And, of course, an enormous thank you to our friend Nadine for her loving gesture.Close

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When:  Sunday, Jan 12; Sat & Sun, Jan 18 & 19

Where: Courtenay  

In December our dear friend and colleague, Nadine Towell, passed away. While we were greatly saddened by our loss, we were moved by her generosity in leaving the contents of her home, as well as her car, to be sold in aid of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Nadine had excellent taste and travelled widely. This was reflected in her furniture, jewelry and art. She was also a keen sewer and quilter and had a large collection of equipment, supplies and fabric.

read more

Many people worked tirelessly to prepare the house and contents for the sale. We are especially grateful to Nadine’s friends Julia, Karen, Barb and Joan, who did the preliminary sorting, and continued to support us throughout the event, and to Rocky (Quality Antique Furniture), and Phil who assisted with the valuing of furniture and art work. In addition, Grannies spent much time in arranging and pricing the items for sale. A special thank you goes to Kathy who valued the jewelry, and Gillian, Diane and Barb who worked with the sewing and quilting materials.

On Sunday, January 12 we held a sale for the Glacier Grannies and members of Nadine’s book club, at which we drank a toast to our friend.

On Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19 we opened the sale to the general public. Despite snow and slush, an endless stream of visitors attended and sales were extremely brisk.

Together with the sale of the car, Nadine’s estate sale raised $7866 for the Campaign.

In accordance with Nadine’s wishes, the few items that did not sell were donated to local thrift shops that support the vulnerable in our community.

Many thanks to all the Grannies and Grand Others who helped with sorting, pricing, laying out items for sale, advertising, setting up directional signs in snowbanks, working as salespeople and at crowd control, delivering furniture to buyers, and completing the final cleanup. And, of course, an enormous thank you to our friend Nadine for her loving gesture.Close

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AIDS Angels - $10

Help relieve the suffering from HIV/AIDS today and donate to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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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.

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