Grannies serve it up

The Merville Grand Mothers are serving a scrumptious Greek lunch this Saturday in the Filberg Centre.

MERVILLE GRAND MOTHERS are cooking up support for African grandmothers.

MERVILLE GRAND MOTHERS are cooking up support for African grandmothers.

What does Greek food have to do with Africa?

The Merville Grand Mothers are serving a scrumptious Greek lunch this Saturday in the Filberg Centre Seniors’ Lounge in downtown Courtenay. This is a day of food, art, and action for Africa with all proceeds and donations going to the Grandmothers’ Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Start early and join us at the Seniors’ Lounge for coffee break at 10 a.m. with homemade scones (apple or rhubarb). Fuel up and walk with the Glacier Grannies along the Riverway Walk as part of a national walk for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Register at 10 a.m.  at the park across the street from the Seniors’ Lounge.

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. as dine-in or take-out. Fresh and delicious spanikopita, Greek salad, hummus, pita, tzatziki, and lemon/ricotta cake are the basics. Add great beverages and other goodies. (Gluten-free and dairy-free options are available.)

Thanks to Mudsharks Coffee Bar for providing coffee and Vassili’s Bread Shop for supplying the pita bread.

Complete the day for Africa by taking in the touring art show at the Muir Gallery at 440 Anderton Ave. This multi-media show illustrates the small triumphs and moments of hope in the lives of African grandmothers and their grandchildren who have been affected by the AIDS pandemic.

The gallery will be open daily from June 14 to 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is by donation.

— Merville Grand Mothers

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