The Grandmothers of Sub-Saharan Africa are a heroic, resilient group of women.  After caring for their children as they died in the HIV and AIDS pandemic, the women have taken on the role of raising their orphaned grandchildren.  Through locally-run community-based organizations, the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation is supporting these women as they bring up the children and become human rights advocates for their families. 

On Sunday, April 7th the Glacier Grannies of the Comox Valley are hosting their 7th African Dinner to raise money for the Foundation’s  Grandmothers Campaign. The dinner takes place on the Upper Floor of the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.  Tria Fine Catering will be providing a gourmet three-course meal, and the evening will include entertainment and a silent auction.     Doors open at 5:00 and there will be a cash bar.  We are gathering an impressive collection of goods and services for the Silent Auction.

Tickets are available at Blue Heron Books and Laughing Oyster Book Shop (both cash only), or by calling Jane at 250-792-5993.  The cost is $50, $60 after March 22.

Our African Dinner is a wonderful  opportunity for a group of friends to enjoy great food and entertainment  and each other’s company.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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We thank Mason Walker of RE/MAX for once again helping to cover our costs.

Virginia Philipson

Glacier Grannies