Merville Grand Mothers host dinner bash

The Merville Grand Mothers are at it again — creating a not-to-be missed evening dinner party to be held at the Dove Creek Hall Aug. 13.

The Merville Grand Mothers are at it again — creating a not-to-be missed evening dinner party to be held at the Dove Creek Hall Aug. 13.

This time, the MGMs are taking a French tradition, borrowed from the villages of southwestern France, where the villagers hold aioli parties when the garlic is newly harvested, fresh and succulent.

The recipe for an aioli party relies on heaping bowls of aromatic garlic mayonnaise, loads of fresh local vegetables, warm baguettes, good company, good fun and good wine. It’s known as the friendliest of summer parties.

The friendly summer party, which will include local vegetables and sausages, a tasty selection of desserts and lively music throughout the evening by Absolut Polska, is first and foremost a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

The Merville Grand Mothers are one of 250 grandmother groups across Canada committed to supporting African grandmothers who are raising the next generation in sub-Sarahan Africa.

The money raised at this event will go far in providing essential funds for school fees, schools texts, uniforms, food and shelter so these African grandmothers can keep their grandchildren in school and provide the resources needed for raising healthy children.

The MGMs invite all who enjoy good food and good company to come together to support their cause and to enjoy a friendly, sumptuous, summer dinner party.

The Dove Creek Hall is on Burns Road. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are available by calling Jackie at 250-337-5914. They are also for sale at The Potters Place in downtown Courtenay.

— Merville Grand Mothers

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