A glamorous gathering

Gogo Grannies preparing for the annual Glitz and Glamour brunch and jewellery sale.

The Cranbrook Gogo Grannies are preparing for their fifth annual Glitz and Glamour brunch on Saturday

The Cranbrook Gogo Grannies are preparing for their fifth annual Glitz and Glamour brunch on Saturday

You are in for a treat at this year’s Glitz and Glamour brunch, an annual fundraiser held by the Cranbrook Gogo Grannies.

There is a huge selection of beautiful watches, high end silver and gold jewellery, purses and scarves on offer at the silent auction. There is Canadian art, with Inukshuk earrings and West Coast Haida silver. Collector plates will also be available to buy at the event.

All of the items are gently used donations, but you wouldn’t know any of it has a previous owner.

The brunch will be held at the Heritage Inn on Saturday, May 11, the day before Mother’s Day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with MC Sandy Zeznik.

Everyone who attends the brunch will have the chance to go in the draw to win a queen-size quilt handmade by Louise Dunn.

Glitz and Glamour is the biggest fundraiser for the Gogo Grannies, which formed in 2007 and meets once a month at the College of the Rockies.

Since 2007, the Cranbrook group has raised $65,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The foundation directs its funds to community-level organizations in 15 African countries to support grandmothers caring for their grandchildren due to the impact of HIV/AIDS.

If you are interested in joining the grandmothers’ group, contact Jane at 250-426-7540 or Ingrid at 250-489-3242.

Tickets to the brunch are $23 per person and can be purchased at Lotus Books.

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