The Grandmothers Campaign is an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

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Past Events 2014:   Page 2/3

When: Saturday, Oct 4th, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Downtown Cumberland.    Read more


An old fashion fall fair - in a mountain Village!
The Glacier Grannies  proudly displayed their Crafts with their signature one of a kind Angels, new products like the e-Reader Holder, Antique Hankie Lavender Sachets, silky Lavender Eye Bags and tiny sachets, hand drawn Wine Glass Tags and a large variety of Felted Pieces - Exquisite Wall Hangings, Adorable Animals, French Press Covers, Tea Cosies along with beautiful hand sewn Children's Aprons, Smocked Dresses and Felt Booties and so much more.
It  was an extremely successful event with the Grannies netting $700.
Thanks to all concerned.

Bike Rally Raises $70,000

When: 09-05-2014

Where:  Campbell River to Victoria    

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Bike Rally to Victoria    Read more

On  September 5th 27 Grandmothers and Grandother set off from Campbell River for a 3 day cycle to Victoria to raise funds for the SLF.

They had good weather, no accidents and only one flat tire.

The Comox Valley Grannies hosted a lunch for the cyclists, their support team and local supporters, as they passed through Courtenay. Refreshed and refueled with the delicious home made goodies they pedalled off after about an hour with good wishes ringing in their ears.

Our Courtenay participating granny Marianne Muir writes;
"A huge thanks to all of you for helping the Grandmothers for Africa Bike Ride raise $70,000.00 this year.  This money will go a long way to support the many grassroots organizations in Africa that depend on The Stephen Lewis Foundation for support.

We drew inspiration from stories from Africa. An Ethiopian grandmother told a visiting Canadian Granny

"Six years ago I was almost dead. I am HIV positive but through a program that supports myself and other grandmothers, I received the medicine and nutrition that I need to stay healthy and now look at me. My grandchildren are in school.  I am alive and not afraid of anything!"

This story and others gave meaning to our journey, knowing that the money we were raising was going to be well spent.

Thank you all again for your support!!!"

Images from the event:

Coordinator Kate serving riders Sue and Dave support driver. lovely to be here resting up fuel The whole team In Victoria   Close

Car Boot Sale

When: Saturday September 13th 8.30am 2014

Where: Comox United Church Lower Parking Lot    

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Bike Rally to Victoria    Read more


An excellent sale! We made $2632.53 at the sale and another $150 by selling the better items left over on Craigslist.

There were 11 car boots spilling over with an amazing variety of goods. Set-up started at 7am and soon we had coffee and treats and the early bird buyers were arriving.

Bussiness was steady right up to closing at 12.00.

Many thanks to Comox United Church for the use of their parking lot, Mudsharks for the coffee, all donators of sales items and baked goodies, our hard bargaining sales people, Kerry for organizing refreshments, Bette for the crafts table, CV Echo and CV Record for publicity and all the members, family and friends who helped make the day such a success.

And to the sun for shining.

Images from the event:

car boot sale car boot sale coffee and cruising car boot sale    Close

Cumberland Village Market Day

When: 17th May - May long week-end

Where: Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland

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Marj selling cuddly creature.

Cumberland  main street was lined with booths and was very animated and colourful.

The day started out sunny and ended with a torrential downpour.

Lucky we had canopies!

Our two booths were filled with crafts made by many of the Grannies; Ardith's fish plastic bag holders, Barbara's kid's aprons, Lynn's smocked dresses, felt items, angels, worry dolls and much more. A wonderfuldisplay of our various talents!

We raised $370 to send to the SLF.   Close

African Dinner - SOLD OUT

When: 6-9 pm Sunday April 27th 2014

Where: Esterre House, Beaufort Ave. Comox

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The wonderful dinner included:  

  • 4 entrees, 2 meat and 2 vegetarian,
  • Abidjan cabbage salad
  • Sweet potato biscuits
  • pumpkin cake and fruit salad
  • Coffee and tea.

Beer, wine and soft cider were also  available

Cost and Tickets

Ticket sales were brisk and they went very quickly.  We were sorry to disappoint those who would have liked to attend.

The cost was $25 with proceeds to Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis foundation.

Thanks to those who helped with ticket sales:

  • Blue Heron Bookshop, Comox Ave, Comox or
  • The Laughing Oyster, 5th Street, Courtenayor
  • Jane Sigurdson

Recipe books and a spice mix for the various dishes was be available for purchase at the event.


Drummers set the scene and tone for the colourful and delicious dinner that followed.

The entertainment included headwrapping, a talk by Tina Filipino on her recent visit to Stephen Lewis projects in Southern Africa and a  silent auction.

Thanks to our sponsor Mason Walker of Ocean Pacific Realty whose donation covered most of our expenses, we were able to send SLF $4600.00 for the Grandmothers Campaign.

A donation from the Rotarians covered the rental and Insurance for D'Esterre House bringing the total sent to SLF to $4938.00

Images from the event:

Our wonderful sponsors kitchen boss extraordinaire Bar Staff
our regional reps The food line The drummers from Merville


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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.