Dining for Africa raises funds for Grandmothers’ Campaign

Tickets cost $30 and are available from The Laughing Oyster, Blue Heron Books or clarkkate989@gmail.com

The Glacier Grannies are ready to whet your appetite for African cuisine.

The Glacier Grannies are ready to whet your appetite for African cuisine.

On Sunday, April 12, Glacier Grannies and Merville Grand Mothers are joining forces at the Native Sons Hall to host the fourth Dining for Africa evening.

All proceeds go to the Grandmothers’ Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF).  Hundreds of proposals are received by SLF from grassroots projects across sub-Saharan Africa. The proposals are carefully evaluated and those selected receive funds to support grandmothers who are fighting the stigma of HIV/AIDS and raising awareness about the virus, as well as providing care to their orphaned grandchildren.

To complement the African decor and food there will drumming, singing, head-wrapping and a short speech by Barbara Coloroso, emeritus director of SLF.

Mason Walker of Coast Realty has once again stepped up as a major sponsor. Thanks also to the local grocery stores that have donated ingredients for the meal.

Local businesses and individuals have been most generous in providing items for the silent auction.

Advance bidding for some of the items is online at www.glaciergrannies.org.

Kick-start the amount we can send to SLF by putting in an early bid.

Tickets cost $30 and are available from The Laughing Oyster, Blue Heron Books or clarkkate989@gmail.com.

 

Comox Valley Record