Where: d'Esterre House Seniors' Centre
When: December 10, 2022
d'Esterre House invited the Grannies to serve and clear up for their Christmas dinner. We happily agreed, and had no difficulty finding volunteers.
Guests were very pleased with us - not only were servers "cheerful and friendly, but they also gave generous portions." The table-clearers and dishwashers worked with a will, and the kitchen was spotless by 9:00 pm.
d'Esterre generously donated $500 for our work.
A big thank you to all the Grannies who helped out at this event.
Where: Florence Filberg Centre
When: November 19 - 20, 2022
Amount Raised: $7,295
We sold a variety of handmade items including microwave cosies, jar openers, aprons, coasters, hats, mitts, felted animals and kits, angel ornaments, door swags and table arrangements and so much more. Our stall was well attended and we sold out of several items. A huge success, and our best Fiesta event yet!
A big thank you to all of the members of the Glacier Grannies who helped - sewers, felters, angelers, crafters, and those who worked at the event - setting up, selling, clearing up at the end, and managing the details of inventory and money.
Where: Jane S’s husband John’s workshop
When: Mid- November to mid- December, 2022
Each Christmas Grannies get together to create Christmas decorations, and this year they were able to meet again in John’s workshop. Swags, wreaths and table pots were made, and sold to Grannies, their friends and neighbours. Marianne M. sold many at Ocean Front Village.. Orders were also taken at Fiesta. We raised a record amount of $1,927!
Thank you to Francine N., Jane S. and their team, and all the Grannies who sold decorations.
Where: Union Bay Hall
When: Friday, September 9th
After a 2 year COVID pause, the Glacier Grannies again hosted a lunch on Friday, September 9th for the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour participants. This 3 day event, from September 9 to 11, saw 27 women cycling 275 kilometers from Campbell River to Victoria with stops along the way with other grandmother groups.. Representatives from the SLF Ruth Anne Seburn and Meg French accompanied the riders on parts of their their journey and joined us for lunch.
The new venue for the lunch on the grounds of the Union Bay Hall proved to be a very convenient location. Lunch was served for 56 people. Thanks to a great team of Grannies we raised $324 and enjoyed a wonderful sunny day.
Where: Barb and James T.'s beautiful back yard
When: Thursday, June 30th
Many Grannies met together for an afternoon garden party in a beautiful back yard. It was so good to meet and chat again after so long, and to enjoy delicious food.
Thank you Barb and James for your hospitality, Barb and Sandy for creating a fun getting-to-know you game, and all the Grannies who brought goodies to share.
Where: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
When: May 21 to 23
This event was once again held at the lovely spacious Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens where, among many other marvelous artisans, our Glacier Grannies had a very successful sale of our beautiful crafts. Despite the weather being dreadful for most of May, the sun blessed us with its warm rays all weekend, which brought out so many people to enjoy the surroundings and be inspired to purchase our crafts. We had many new crafts to offer including denim aprons for both adults and tweens, little cloth bins, teething rings with crinkle bunny ears, and amazing hand done wood burned tools, each unique in design. We also had adorable felted creatures and many other handmade or sewn articles.
Our constants were also available like the AIDS angels, a few of which are made to include a little babe or child, our ever popular smocked dresses, the wonderful wax Eco Wraps and the microwave cosies, which sold out.
A big thank you to the many volunteers who created our crafts, and those who helped with selling, as well as with the inevitable setup and takedown. We also appreciate the support from the public: we raised $3,367.20 at this event..
The Grannies are very grateful to Dianne W. who has been Craft Coordinator for many years. This was her last sale, and we are so pleased (but not surprised) that it was such a success. It was a fitting tribute to her that this is the largest amount we have ever made at Arts and Bloom.
Help relieve the suffering from HIV and AIDS today and donate to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
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.
2022 past events pages