Welcome to GRAND, the premier destination for active adults aged 50 and over living on beautiful Vancouver Island.We provide insightful and engaging content that caters to their interests and needs. With a focus on your Vancouver Island neighbours who are passionate about; volunteerism, travel, dining, their families, pets and gardening.

The Dos & Don’ts of Running After 50

Running offers various benefits including enhanced joint and bone strength, improved circulation, heart health and positive effects on mental...

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing: 10 Excellent Island Art Venues

If you are a lover of arts, Vancouver Island does not disappoint.Local galleries feature everything you could want to...

The Gift of Giving Back

Volunteer Victoria is the only volunteer centre that serves people of all ages, organizations of all sizes and groups...

Andy Lee: Big Brothers Big Sisters

I have been a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region for the past eight...

June Preston: Deaf & Blind Advocacy

“I don't want this story to be about me,” June said. “I want it to be about volunteers and...

Foodscaping: Transforming our lifestyle, health and environment

In the heart of vibrant communities and bountiful backyards around Vancouver Island, a growing movement has taken root. Edible...

Explore the Best of BC’s Gardens this Spring

Garden tourism is on the rise, and more people are discovering the beauty of BC's gardens each year. One of...

Path to Health: making the right choice for your body

If I knew I'd live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. – Mickey MantleIt is...

Can’t-Miss Restaurants

Vancouver Island's eclectic mix of food influences and unique sustainable farming philosophy makes it one of the most fascinating...

5 Island Wineries to Visit this Summer

It's not hard to see why Vancouver Island is home to some incredible wineries.The vast, deep valleys, rich green...