Unleashing creativity — for the Extravaganza


Our group is rolling!  On Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29, we open the doors to our supporters.  Ahead of us are four short weeks of intense creativity, getting ready for the big event.

Rhoda Perron, Eleanor Thompson, and Kathy Grand made these cute children’s soaps. They had great fun making them — and will obviously contribute a lot of future fun to kids’ wash time!


October 21 meeting, minutes now on Members Only

posted by Eileen Dombrowski

The minutes of the meeting last Tuesday October 21 are now ready on the Members Only section of the website: https://oceansideg2g.org/for-members-only/archives-minutes-of-meetings/  For those who missed the meeting, the minutes will fill in important information, for instance about preparation for the Extravaganza November 28 and 29.

Next meeting: November 18.

Do you want an updated copy of the Directory?

posted by Eileen Dombrowski

Do you have an up-to-date copy of the Oceanside g2g Directory, with the latest photos and updated contact information?  I update the Directory shortly after each of our regular meetings (next update: one week from today), so that it’s a document that does go out of date.  If you don’t have a recent copy and would like one, you have two options:

1. To get a copy free, go to the Members Only section of the website, open the section entitled “Membership and the Directory”, and download a free copy of the Directory to your own computer. This is the normal way now for you to keep up to date on who is in our group and how to contact them.  You can print it out if you wish.

After a request at this morning’s meeting, though, I’m making a second option available to members this month only.

2. To get a printed copy made for you for $7, to be picked up and paid for at the next meeting on Tuesday, November 18, order one from Eileen Dombrowski. This will be a clear, high resolution copy in colour, done at Staples, and will include all corrections and additions done in the routine update next week.

I hope that offering this second option will create a good compromise between efficiency and comfort — the efficiency of computer updating and access, but the comfort of those who prefer not to struggle with downloading and printing. The professionally printed one does have the advantage that we all look just a little better in it because the higher resolution photos have more detail and are sharper. (They’re better for the complexion!)

To order:  Do not reply directly to this email.  Contact Eileen Dombrowski at edombrowski@shaw.ca.  Acknowledge that you know it will cost you $7 and that you have to pick it up at the November 18 meeting (or have someone else pick up and pay for your copy).  And…I’ll bring your copy along for you!  Deadline for orders:  Sunday, November 9.

best wishes,  Eileen



G2G Trip Calendar

Hello Oceanside Grannies,

Attached is the preview of the 2015 SLF Calendar with photographs
from the 2014 G2G trip to Africa as discussed in the October Island

Please preview the calendar as we will be discussing it  tomorrow at our meeting.

Click on the link  ‘G2G Trip Calendar’  to download.

Diane Quinn

October 2014 G2G Island Newsletter


Hello all, It is going to be a busy fall in the region! I will list events first, and follow with exciting news from the Foundation.

November 1st. Merville Grandmothers’ Fabulous Fabric Sale, 10-3pm,St Georges United Church, Courtenay

November 8th Pago Grannies’ table at the World Craft Fair, 10-4pm.Echo Centre, P. Alberni

November 22-23d: Courtenay Fiesta, November 23d: Union Bay Christmas Fair,

November 23d: Tribunal Film Showing in Victoria, with introduction by Ilana Landsberg-Lewis. James Bay Horizon, 2.00pm, all Island Grannies welcome!

November 29th-30th: Oceanside G2G Christmas Extravaganza, 1.00-7.00pm Friday, 10 am-4pm Saturday,Bayside Quality Inn, Parksville; Crafts, baking and lots of special items.

November 29th: Cumberland Winter Fair.

December 6th: Campbell River Fiesta Fair Trade and Craft Fair. Xmas Swags by Melanie will be ready by late November, pre-order from<mgbarr@telus.net> Xmas swags will also be available from NanGoGrannies.


The Tribunal Film will also be shown in Vancouver on November 22nd, when the Greater Vancouver GoGos will have a major fundraising day at UBC Robson Square, 10-4,  http://www.greatervangogos.org for more info. Ilana will be at this event as well, and for some it may be easier to get to than Victoria.

THE SLF AFRICA TRIP CALENDAR, some of you may have already heard about. I will send a separate email with a preview as an attachment. The Calendar will be sent out in boxes of 50, suggested sales price $20,-, cost of printing only $2,- thanks to sponsorship, cost of mailing only about $2.- per calendar if shipped in boxes of 50, and the foundation will ship them on consignment. An opportunity to share orders in nearby communities clearly available! For the Merville region: Tina is in one of the pictures!

THE SPEAKER BUREAU full set of documents has been uploaded to the Grandmother Campaign Website, in the members only section, which is password protected. If anyone needs the password, contact me. The material is very helpful, contains a super informative section 9part 1) of ‘what every grandmother in the campaign should know’ where I learned some things, and a sample presentation as well as tips for presenters, a great resource.

THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM opened in September, and the Winnipeg Grannies were invited to ‘yarn bomb a tree’ similar to the tree in Hillcrest, SA, with squares made by South African Grandmothers, which resulted in excellent publicity for SLF and the local group.

Warm regards to all,

Paxie Vreed, Regional Island Liaison

Posted by Diane Quinn, Oceanside G2G Island Liaison

Oceanside Grandmothers Sharing Session, Oct 21, 2014


Knox United Church, 345  Pym St    Parksville

9:30: Social time     10:00: Meeting

Welcome/Correspondence: Carol Lundine

New Members Welcome and Coffee Party: Heather Thompson

Finance: Pam Vest

Extravaganza: Mary-Anne Slack and Ann Tardiff

Christmas Luncheon: Kathy Grand

Posters: Yvette Freeman

Bottle Returns: Rita Kleinfelder


Please remember to print a copy of this agenda. Thank you.