new logo g2g aprons ready at Extravaganza

apron 3

Would you call them our “uniform”?  Or maybe our “costume”?  Or perhaps our “sign of membership”?  Those red aprons instantly identify our group in events.  New aprons, with the new logo, are almost sure to be ready at the Extravaganza in a few days time (Friday November 29 2-7, Saturday November 30 10-4, Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville).

If you would like to buy a red apron with the new logo for $20 even, email Carolyn Dodd  with your name and phone number.

g2g groups work together toward shared cause

Nan-Go-wreaths400What happens when two Grandmothers to Grandmothers groups join forces?  More of a very good thing!

The Nan Go Grannies of Nanaimo are contributing outdoor Christmas wreaths and door swags to the Extravaganza (Friday Nov 29 2-7, Saturday Nov 30 10-4, Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville).  First pioneered last year, these wreaths are constructed on a base of grape vine and willow prunings, greened with evergreen cuttings from members’ gardens and decorated by their group to become unique expressions of the Christmas spirit. When hung outside they last at least 3 months. They’re pricing them at $25 — and all proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Look for their display at the entrance to the Quality Resort at Bayside.

“Comfort and Joy!”: The Musical Spirit of Christmas

The Oceanside Concert Band and the Oceanside Grandmothers present Comfort and Joy – an afternoon of music for the entire family. The 4th annual Family Christmas Concert will take place on Sunday, December 15th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville. This year’s concert welcomes back soloist Rosalee Sullivan and features Second Wind, a saxophone trio.

Admission is by donation with all proceeds shared equally between the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign and the Salvation Army Mt. Arrowsmith Community Ministries. Settle into the holidays and enjoy some of your seasonal favourites. Doors open at 2:00 p.m.