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

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