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Visit the La Cité garden in bloom

Agriculture, Events

After the success of the visits of La Cité-des-Hospitalières last September, we once again present the entire Roulant community with an opportunity to visit the site and walk through its marvelous blooming gardens. This visit is open to everyone – families and children are welcome! See you there! – Adrienne, Accessible Agriculture and Gardens Coordinator

National Volunteer Week: Come Celebrate

Events, Volunteering - Personal

April is the time to celebrate and share our gratitude to our volunteer community. This year, as part of National Volunteer Week from April 16-22, we felt it was important to highlight the importance of volunteers in maintaining a more resilient, healthy and caring community. Volunteering is unique to each individual and allows some to practice new skills, find meaning, …

2023 AGM Recap: of governance and gratitude

Events, Featured, Gouvernance

On April 30, the Roulant reopened its doors for the first time in four years for the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM)! Over 109 voting members, neighbors and friends gathered in person (148 people in total, including clients and online participants) to celebrate all that we have accomplished as a community over the past year and to elect the new …

Food for the Rest of Us: Film Screening and Discussion

Amplifying Voices, Events

Hello dear Roulant community! We warmly invite you to join the public screening of the film Food for the Rest of Us, an inspiring documentary about resistance, connection to ancestry and land stewardship. The film will be presented in a hybrid format (in-person + online) followed by a discussion with director Caroline Cox. Event Accessibility If you have any particular …

Building Seed and Community Genetics

Agriculture, Events, Featured

It’s that time of the year! Gardens sleep under snow blankets, farms are well ahead in their crop planning, and seeds are queens of the season – both literally and metaphorically. As climate change continues to impact lives and threaten crop viability, the importance of building seed genetics adapted to our climate, and strengthening our community networks remain of utter …

The Most Wonderful of Holiday Gifts

Events, Seniors

December was an exciting month full of Roulant events. Scroll down to check out the heartwarming snapshots and beautiful moments captured by our wonderful photographers! Intergenerational Holiday Brunch After almost a three-year pause, we celebrated the return of our annual Intergenerational Holiday Brunch on December 8th! Sixty clients, volunteers, staff, and long-time friends gathered around a brunch cooked with love …

A Boo-tiful Volunteer Night

Events, Volunteering - Personal

On November 3rd, we held our Halloween-themed volunteer appreciation party for the second year in a row. In addition to getting together to celebrate our vibrant volunteer community, this evening was an opportunity to meet and chat about what brings us together at the Roulant: food and music! On the agenda: blood-curdling costumes, poutine, karaoke and, of course, lively dancing. …

Festive Invitations!

Events, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

As the first snowflakes start to cover our sidewalks and mark the end of the year, it’s time for us to get ready to host not one but two holiday events! These intergenerational events are a great opportunity for our Meals-on-Wheels clients and volunteers to meet up and enjoy a delicious holiday meal and some crafts activities. Holiday Brunch What: …

A Spooky Volunteer Soirée

Events, Volunteering - Personal

Santropol Roulant opens its doors once again to the volunteer community to invite you to a Volunteer Appreciation Party (Halloween Edition!) on Thursday, November 3. Karaoke, homemade poutine (with vegan and gluten-free options) and drinks (with and without alcohol) are all on the menu to celebrate our volunteers’ daily impact, whether armed with an apron, spade or the Roulant red …

A Taste of Fall at the Roulant

Events

On a rainy Thursday, October 13, the Roulant welcomed more than 60 members of its community to celebrate the arrival of autumn over a seasonal snack prepared in the kitchen. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring together volunteers, clients, and staff in a warm and musical atmosphere with Claude, Serge, and Robert performing. The Roulant hasn’t had the opportunity …

Ending the season on a high note

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm, Volunteering - Personal

On October 6, the Roulant farm hosted our annual 2022 Agricultural Volunteer Appreciation Party. Reflecting the great season for the Roulant’s farm and gardens, this event was a real success for the community. The morning was dedicated to planting garlic, followed by a country meal and a well-deserved rest in the sun, in preparation for the Agricultural Olympics in the …

Relive Rue Fermier!

Events

In July, the Roulant’s annual open house celebration Rue Fermier was back in full force with a special edition hosted for the very first time at the jardin de la Cité desHospitalières. The event featured both an intergenerational client event in the afternoon and the larger community celebration in the evening. All told, 450 members of all ages and levels …