Langley Gogos let you get it off your chest to help others

Want to get something off your chest? The Spring Celebrity Rant is an inaugural fundraising event by the Langley Gogo Grandmothers, who say “come one, come all” on May 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church at 3025 264th St. in Aldergrove.

In the main program, look for guest ranters like author, horticulturalist, and proud Langley Gogo Grandmother Suzanne Robinson; educator and president of the Langley Teachers Association Gail Chaddock-Costello; actor for Langley Players, Surrey Little Theatre, Vags, and White Rock Dan Tribe; artist, potter, and actor Elaine Brewer White; Township Councillor Charlie Fox; and Janet Solberg of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

After the main program of guests, family, and Gogo members, there will be an open rant inviting audience participation with two minutes per ranter to let it all out.

But of course, it is a fundraiser. Tickets are $20 and it’s just $5 for the pleasure of a two-minute spot.

The Grandmothers suggest rant topics like poor grammar, the state of BC ferries, or 300 cable channels and nothing to watch.

It’s all to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation which helps grandmothers in Africa whose families have been devastated by HIV and/or AIDS. Gogo in the Zulu language is a respectful word for grandmother.

The Langley Gogo Grandmothers raise funds for the organization through a variety of events throughout the year. It’s grandmothers helping other grandmothers.

Doors open at the event at 6:30 p.m. and wine, beer and appetizers will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at Ten Thousand Villages, at the door, or by contacting Mary Gillanders at 604-532-8571.

With the all-ages invitation and church location for the ranting, it’s easy to guess participants need to keep their comments about their pet peeves rated G.

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