December Update

Hello BC Islands contacts!

Wow! December already!

As we near the Holiday season, I hope you will find time to celebrate (yes, celebrate) the good times and successes of the past year.

Groups have been busy this fall, with many events held and some still on-going. The events I was able to attend were varied and each was lovely. I want to thank you for welcoming me; every Granny I spoke to was warm and friendly. In words borrowed from my friend, Gillian, “I’ve never met a Granny I didn’t like!” Congratulations on all your successes. The campaign continues from strength to strength because of your commitment.

Victoria and the Comox Valley staged Flashmobs in November. They are well represented in the national compilation video produced by the SLF, which was released for World AIDS Day, December 1st.

The link to the Victoria Flashmob video is:

The link to the Comox Valley Flashmob video is:

The link to the national Flashmob video compilation is:

This month’s update is shorter than usual, but I’d like to hear your feedback regarding one item in particular. The idea of starting (or at least trying) a regional conference call appeals to me. The GRL from the region that has started having them says they are very successful. They have three per year.

Now, I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy, restful Holiday Season, and good health for the New Year 2019!





Message for those who have signed up to attend the G2G Christmas Lunch
Monday, December 10th at noon at Chameleons Restaurant 220 Island Hwy

30 people have registered to attend, so we have filled the place!!!!

If you now cannot make it, please let Rita Morin know by Saturday the latest in order to confirm numbers with the restaurant.

Some of you confirmed via email to Rita and others signed up at the Extravaganza.
Looking forward to seeing you there….

Rita’s email is

Pam Vest

New Oceanside G2G Directory November 2018


Updated G2G Membership Directory

Please be advised the updated G2G Membership Directory has now been posted in the “For Members Only” section of the website under Membership and Directory.   You will notice that the format is different but the revision allows for easier addition of new members and updating. Please review your own information as the data had to be re-entered into the new format. If there are any errors or omissions, please send the corrections to Darlene Hayes or if you have questions or concerns about the directory, please also contact Darlene. Her contact information is on the first page of the directory. If your picture does not appear in the directory, and you would like your picture included, please see Judi Sherin at the January meeting. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping our directory up to date.

Christmas Luncheon for G2G

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers Luncheon

After all the hard work is over, let’s celebrate each other and the Christmas Season with a festive luncheon.
We have organized one for Monday, December 10th at 12 noon at
Chameleons Restaurant at 220 Island Highway – same location as last year.
We will have the restaurant to ourselves – so come and celebrate with us and enjoy the company of our G2G group.
Menu will be smorgasbord and will include:
Apple Butternut Squash Soup OR Crab Bisque
Veggie Quiche OR Quiche with Bacon
Lightly toasted Seafood Sandwiches –fresh tuna and shrimp in dill aioli
Salad – bowl of mixed greens with optional toppings
Warm Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
Tea or Coffee
Cost will be $20 plus tax and gratuities
Cash bar will be available
I will also have sign up sheets at the Extravaganza

Post from Ann Tardiff re: Extravaganza 2018

Due to the fact that the Quality Inn Bayside has changed owners since our last Extravaganza, some rules are different. The one you need to know is that we can no longer sell refreshments to our customers as they exit the hotel. If you were planning on baking for that please just include your goodies in the baking for sale. If you have any questions please call or email Ann Tardiff.


or call her at 250-248-1210

See you at the EX
Many thanks,
Carol Lundine