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Letter from Hélène Laverdière, MP

Publications, Seniors, Statistics

Yesterday, we were happy to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. In the evening, we had the pleasure of receiving a letter from Hélène Laverdière, MP and NDP representative of Laurier-Sainte-Marie. The publication of her letter below is meant to be non-partisan. If we share it with you today, it is to celebrate a choice of words that we …

Gardening workshop with Jean-Martin Fortier from Les Jardins de la Grelinette

Agriculture, Communications, Community Workshops, Events, Food

Gardening enthusiast, debutante, or somewhere in the middle, have we got something for you! Jean-Martin Fortier, family farmer at Les Jardins de la Grelinette (http://lagrelinette.com/), renown organic agriculture expert, author of a the book – Le jardinier-maraîcher: Manuel d’agriculture biologique sur petite surface (http://lejardiniermaraicher.com/)- will be leading a workshop at the Roulant in small-scale organic gardening. We are silly excited …

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Hands-on Kitchen workshops

Community Workshops, Food, Kitchen Workshops

Photograph by Johnson Fung - http://www.johnsonfung.com

We are incredibly pleased to announce a new series of kitchen workshops. Long-time volunteer and amazing chef, Danny Guarino, is as excited as we are to teach cooking techniques and delicious recipes focused around seasonal or local veggies – and offer them specifically to low-income individuals who may not have access to other cooking workshops or classes. When: Every second …

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Job Posting: MoW Intern

Food, Job Postings, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels

The application period for this position closed on October 8th. Thank you to all of those that applied! You want to be an integral part of helping us deliver on our Mission to break social and economic isolation ? If so, then apply to be our Meals-On-Wheels Intern position ! It’s a 6 month contract. The deadline to apply is …

Looking back at the Iron Chef

Agriculture, Events, Food, Fundraising

Can you say awesome? Last Thursday evening, from 5pm onwards, hundreds of food lovers, chefs, and community members turned out to celebrate good food and good company at our third annual Iron Chef. Hit the bottom of this post for the slideshow! — Things kicked off well at 5pm, with food and drinks flowing past appreciative palates, each bite or …

Youth Food Group

Community Workshops, Food, Kitchen Workshops

The Youth Food Group ( YFG) will connect kids with food. Geared towards high school students who have a passion for food, the YFG will learn the ins and out of being in a kitchen, find out why it matters to know where our food comes from, and how to make healthy and delicious food choices. On the Menu: Food Systems: Where does food …

Looking for Board Members

News, Volunteering - Personal

We are looking for three Board Members! Santropol Roulant’s 9-member Board of Directors is responsible for overall policy-making, general governance, and the supervision of our Executive Director. Like many Boards, the Roulant Board ensures that we are doing our utmost to be faithful to our mission. This doesn’t mean being involved in day-to-day tasks, but rather supporting the staff team in …

Press Release: Iron Chef

Agriculture, Events, Fundraising, Press Releases, Publications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5th, 2012 Local Restaurants Go Head to Head in Support of Urban Agriculture Montreal — The battle of the beets is back as local restaurants face off in support of Santropol Roulant’s Urban Agriculture Program. The 3rd annual Iron Chef Competition will take place on Thursday, September 6 th from 5-10pm at the Edible Campus Garden …

Volunteer – Help us with our Facebook presence

Communications, Volunteering - Personal

Do you have Facebook skills? …and not just the friend-stalking kind? We’re working to improve our Facebook presence but —quite honestly— our day-to-day needs are limiting our capacity to give Facebook the attention it deserves. So… we’d love to get some support from a few volunteers who can help us put the social back into our media! We’re looking for support …

First Annual Froot Cup Champions Crowned!

Categorize Me!, Events, Fundraising, Meals-on-Wheels

A heartfelt thank you to all the teams that came out and braved the tropical heat and participated in the 1st Annual Froot Cup.  We want to congratulate Telus FFC who narrowly beat the McKibbins team in the final to hoist the coveted Froot Cup trophy. In other announcements, the best cheer and best uniform awards both went to the Wyld Stallions.  The …