Scrabbling for Africa, March 7, 2019

Capilano Grandmothers to Grandmothers, Lions Gate Gogos and West Vancouver Gogos invite you for FUN! SCRABBLE, LUNCH and a SILENT AUCTION (cash or cheque only).

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019, 11AM—3 PM North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave, NV Tickets $30: call Marion Jackson at 604 985 7167 or Elizabeth Reilly at 604 929 4882.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Please click on the link below for details.

2019 Scrabbling for Africa poster

Tomatoes and Help Wanted!!!

Sylvia  Dwyer   has a lot of green tomatoes and would like to know if anyone would like them. Please contact her at    

Publicity: Morganne Pickering is asking for help with publicity. She is in the process of writing up a description of what that  job might look like. There are several events in 2017 therefore  we are looking for several grandmothers to help out so the work load won’t be so great.  If you think you could help even a little, please contact Morganne for more information.

Many thanks,

Carol Lundine


Oceanside Grandmothers Meeting Sept 20th

Thanks to all who attended. From now until the Extravaganza is over we will be busy.

For those of you who weren’t there,a list of projects to be involved in for this event will be on the website along with the name and email address of the contact person.

Morganne Pickering has 2 volunteers for the coordinators job but she needs more people as most can only commit to part time. If you can help in any way or need more information, please email Morganne at harmony

Also, The NanGo Grannies are having a giant fabric sale Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10-2pm at the Nanaimo Curling Club, 106 Wall St. 250-753-3371.

More information to follow in the minutes.


Carol Lundine


G2G Meeting, September 20th

Hi Everyone,

If you have an agenda item for the upcoming meeting would you please email it to be by Friday, September 16th.

I do send out most of the posts but for some bizarre reason, I do not receive them. Do you know anyone else who might have this problem?

Please email your agenda item to

Thank you,

Carol Lundine


Victoria Cycle Tour

This weekend the Victoria Grandmothers will be holding their annual Cycle tour. This is a major fundraiser for them raising approxdimately $45,000 for SLF.
They start their tour in Campbell River, overnight in Qualicum Beach, overnight I believe in Duncan and then onto Victoria.
Each year they ask us to have a refreshment break for them at Nanoose Place.
They will be stopping at Nanoose Place on Saturday, Sept 10 at approx. 9:30 am. There will be 29 cyclists and 5 support drivers.
This is a very grueling ride for them so it would be nice if we could support and cheer them on.
They will be travelling along Hwy. 19A and then turning off onto West Bay Road (by the Museum) at approx 8:30- 8:45am. It would be great if any members of our group could meet at the Visitor Information Centre (back) and show our support, or better yet, come to Nanoose Place and chat with them.
Jacquie Ostrow

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Carol Lundine


Preserves for the Extravaganza

“This has been a good summer for fruit and vegs and Lorna Reid would like to remind all the Grannies who are making jams, pickles, chutneys, relishes etc that we need your contributions to the “Preserves Table” at the Christmas Extravaganza. Customers often ask for the old traditional goodies that their mothers and grandmothers used to make so if you have mustard pickles, dill pickles or traditional jams and jellies please put some aside for us. We sold 3 dozen jars of pickled beets and 30 jars of strawberry jam last year! We don’t need a huge amount but anything you can spare will be most welcome and of course you can reclaim anything unsold after the Fair.

We have a very talented Granny – Jan Korvemaker who designs and prints the labels for our jars. If you would like her to make some for your contributions please let her know the name of your product, the ingredients and how many labels you need ( Lorna will be away from Sept.24-Nov 6th so she’s really busy right now preserving madly!”

Thank you Lorna Reid

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Carol Lundine