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Haitian Cuisine: Three Colourful Recipes

Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Back in June, Camille Chevalier, long-time Roulant meals-on-wheels client, taught a workshop on Haitian cooking with the assistance of his friend Witnicia. This was one of the intergenerational workshops that was part of the Learning From Our Elders series. Packed with colour and flavour, these dishes are sure to warm you up: Pork Griot, Sticky Rice and Fried Plantains.


Recipes from our new cookbook!

Food, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors

In December we launched our 20th anniversary cookbook: Learning From Our Elders. This book is the result of a series of workshops held in 2015, where seniors from different cultural backgrounds shared cooking techniques, recipes and their love of food with community members. Watch this interview about the project with coordinator Léa Maude. Over the next several weeks we will share some of …

Holiday Magic: an Intergenerational Gathering

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors

The Intergenerational Holiday Brunch Last Thursday, December 10th, we had the joy of hosting our clients, volunteers, and friends at the Roulant’s annual holiday brunch. In a room decorated with snow flake, stars, and garlands, over 120 guests participated in the most popular event that our Meals-on-Wheels program offers. The menu included lots of favorites and delights such as meat pie, turkey, home made …


Cookbook Launch: Learning From Our Elders

Events, General Store, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Santropol Roulant is excited to announce the launch of our new cookbook: Learning From Our Elders, this Monday December 14, from 5 to 7 pm. This book celebrates 20 years of Santropol Roulant by compiling stories and recipes shared by our clients and community. We had the opportunity to gather these experiences with a series of intergenerational cooking workshops. Over the past several months, …


Volunteer at the Intergenerational Holiday Brunch

Events, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal, Youth

‘Twas the 10th of December and right about noon, clients gathered round the Roulant, with a friend and a soup spoon. The Holiday Brunch is the most coveted event of the year for many of our meals-on-wheels clients. This yearly tradition gathers our intergenerational community for a holiday feast, complete with choral music, good company, and holiday warmth and generosity. What: We’re …

A wonderful visit to the Biodôme

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

Throughout the year, the Roulant organizes various kinds of intergenerational activities, from outings to the Sugar Shack, to brunch, to yoga!  These activities are important for our clients, who are often isolated and/or unable to leave their homes alone. They are just as important to our staff and volunteers, who benefit greatly from shared moments with our clients, and the …

Invitation to our Intergenerational Outing

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

Volunteers: Join in and help out! This October the Roulant is organizing an outing to the Biodome. Meals-on-wheels clients, volunteers and staff members will take part in this intergeneretional fall outing complete with lunch and snacks provided by our talented kitchen team. You will have the pleasure of getting to know a client more in depth while accompanying them through the …

Price Change & Sliding Scale!

Meals-on-Wheels, News, Seniors

On September 1st, 2015, our meal price rose to $5.50. This increase of $1 is the first since 2010! Also launching this September, we’re thrilled to be introducing a sliding scale for our Meals-on-Wheels program this fall! Modeled after our successful community supported agriculture (CSA) basket sliding scale, the Roulant is working to better reflect the diverse financial realities of our …

Learning From our Elders Project Meets Iron Chef

Community Workshops, Events, Kitchen Workshops, Seniors

Jitendra Desai, former client of our meals-on-wheels service, and four volunteers will compete in this year’s Iron Chef competition as the “Learning from our elders” community team. After teaching an intergenerational cooking workshop on Indian cuisine two months ago, Jitendra was eager to get into competitive cooking mode for the upcoming Iron Chef cook-off at this year’s Rue Fermier event. During this competition, …

Highlights From Tea in the Garden

Events, Food, News, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

On Thursday, June 11th, clients, volunteers and staff came together in our urban gardens at McGill to celebrate the coming of spring! Our yearly visit to the gardens was complete with tea and scones, mini sandwiches and delicious desserts. Our clients and volunteers benefited from a tour of our gardens with our urban ag co-manager, Carlo, and were excited to …


Two New Intergenerational Cooking Workshops

Community Workshops, Kitchen Workshops, Seniors

We are pleased to announce not one but two new intergenerational cooking workshops that you can attend! Augustine’s Cuisine: Quebec Flavors Join Mme Augustine Girard, former client of the meals-on-wheels service, and her friend Laura to learn about authentic cuisine from la belle province. Mme Girard will present three Quebecois recipes that she treasures from her childhood. When: Monday, June 22, …