Grandmothers for Africa at Valdy concert

Final Grist Mill concert of the season will also see group set up wares for sale

  • Aug. 24, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Marilyn Bergen will be joining three other members of the South Okanagan chapter of  “Grandmothers to Grandmothers”   during the Valdy performance at the Grist Mill on August 30.

The ladies will set up a table where they will be selling cashmere scarves, handmade “monkeys,”  wallets, unique purses and bracelets.


The merchandise is all handmade in Viet Nam and Thailand and proceeds from the sale go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to be distributed to grandmothers in 52 sub- Saharan African countries.

“We’re hoping to give the group more exposure here in the Similkameen,” Bergen explained. “We want people to know what we are all about, and want to encourage people to join.”


The Grandmothers For Africa meet on the second Wednesday of the month in Penticton at the Community Centre abouve the pool. The group also gets together for social functions and fun activities to fund raise through the year.

Anyone wishing to join, or seeking more information, should call Margot Henry, said Bergen, at 250-487-2148.


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