Kazuri Jewellery will be sold at an Afternoon Tea event hosted by the Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas on May 25.

Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas host afternoon tea, jewellery sale

The event goes on Sunday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at a beautiful home in Vallican

The Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas are once again inviting you to attend an Afternoon Tea event featuring Kazuri Jewellery on Sunday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at a beautiful home in Vallican.

The event was so popular last year — with this dazzling jewellery beautifully displayed, tea in real china and those lovely little sandwiches with the edges cut off (the kind you never make yourself), not to mention visits with friends at the riverside — that the African jewellery quickly sold out. The Grassroots Grammas have brought in a much larger selection this year, because so many people want to support the women making the jewellery and the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grans to Grans campaign.

Each bead in an earring, bracelet, choker or necklace has been hand-formed from local clay under excellent working conditions by one of the 350 women employed by the fair trade Kazuri company in Nairobi, Kenya. These mothers and grandmothers are often the sole breadwinners for extended families.

This lovely jewellery gives twice in that a percentage of the sales goes to the not-for-profit Kazuri company, then the rest, along with all proceeds from the tickets and donations go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to support grassroots projects run by and for African grandmothers raising children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The connection made between the Kazuri company and the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers’ Campaign has resulted in well over $685,000 being raised since 2007 by small groups like the Nelson Grans to Grans and the Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas.

If the idea of  sipping a beverage beside the Little Slocan River in the company of friendly people, joining in solidarity with women in Africa and possibly finding a perfect spring gift for yourself or someone else appeals to you, please mark your calendar for May 25 and join the fun.

Tickets for the Afternoon Tea are being sold in advance by Grassroots Grammas members for $5. When you purchase your ticket, you’ll find out the secret location of the event. If you require a ticket, call Linda at 250-226-7304 or Brenda at 250-226-7661. Kazuri jewellery items are priced between $15 and $50, and will be available for cash or cheque.

Just Posted

Nelson candidates debate climate change at forum

Mayoral and council candidates had the chance to speak on five fictional resolutions

UPDATE: Nelson man who swam naked with sharks arrested

David Weaver, 37, will face mischief and assault charges

Three Nelson marijuana dispensaries to remain open after legalization

Nelson’s police chief has no plans to close them down

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

LETTER: Beware those toeing the party line

Reader Bob Malcolmson questions CORE

VIDEO: How to roll a joint

The cannabis connoisseur shares his secrets to rolling the perfect joint

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Carole James avoids questions on B.C.’s payroll tax (with video)

Green MLA Adam Olsen cites huge tax increase for local business

Most Read