Mini-market August 15

With this year's harvest starting to come in, we are very happy to have Mini-market back at the Mission every second Wednesday. Join us August 15th between 10:30 and 3:30 for low prices on fresh produce. Consider calling or e-mailing your order in ahead of time using the price list below.
A light lunch will also be on offer at 12:30. All are welcome, donations gratefully accepted.

C'est le début de la récolte 2018 et nous sommes très heureux que le Mini-marché soit de retour à la Mission à tous les deux semaines. Soyez des nôtres mercredi prochain, le 15 août entre 10h30 et 15h30 pour obtenir les meilleurs prix sur des fruite et légumes frais. Il est possible de placer votre commande par téléphone ou courriel en téléchargeant la liste des prix (bouton ci-dessus).
Un repas léger sera également offert à 12h30. Tous sont les bienvenus, payez selon vos moyens.

Calendriers Août: Alimentation/ August Calendars: Food

Téléchargez le calendrier "Où manger" pour trouver les repas communautaires à Verdun durant le mois d'août.

Téléchargez le calendrier "Où cuisiner" pour les cuisines collectives, les marchés et d'autres ressources en sécurité alimentaire.

Download the "Où manger" calendar to find community meals in Verdun in August.

Download the "Où cuisiner" calendar for collective kitchens, markets, and other food security resources.

Back to School, Back to Breakfast


We have partnered with and supported Breakfast Club at Verdun Elementary School for 11 years.
The new school year is but a moment away - LOL - and Breakfast club needs donations of food. That's because the national program only provides food from about three weeks into the school year, but we always open our Club on the first day of classes (August 29th). 
Food donations needed: cereal, cream cheese, cheese slices, bread, juice, Eggo waffles. These can be brought to the Mission (please call first) or church on Sunday morning. Perhaps consider sponsoring a child or family for registration costs; or donating coloring books, games, etc. Or what about supporting our Mini-Market (next date is August 15th) by purchasing some fruits (at the lowest prices) and donating them back to Breakfast Club? 
If you have some time to offer, BC is looking for volunteers, particularly for Tuesday and Thursday mornings.


For more information contact Sue Purcell or Sheila Morrison,

If your child goes to VES and you want to take advantage of breakfast club, you can also get in touch with Sue or Sheila. Registration forms will be available the first day of school from 7:30 am. Breakfast Club takes place at the Mission, school entrance at 631 Melrose.

Mini-market August 1st

Yes, you heard right! After a 6-week hiatus the Mini-market returns to SouthWest Mission next Wednesday, August 1st. Hours are from 10:30 to 3:30 and don't forget that a cold lunch will be served at 12:30, thanks to chef Léonore - who is back from vacation - and a team of volunteers. Not going to lie, the space is still in some disarray from ongoing renovations, but we are coping! Check out the attached Mini-market price list and consider calling or e-mailing your order in in advance.

Oui, vous avez bien entendu! Après un hiatus de 6 semaines, le Mini-marché est de retour à la Mission mercredi prochain, le 1er août. Les heures d'ouverture sont de 10h30 à 15h30 et n'oublions pas qu'un déjeuner froid sera servi à 12h30, grâce à la cheffe Léonore - de retour de vacances - et à une équipe de bénévoles. Ne pas mentir, l'espace est encore dans un certain désarroi des rénovations en cours, mais nous faisons face! Consultez la liste de prix ci-jointe et envisagez d'appeler ou d'envoyer votre commande à l'avance.

Mini-market June 20th

Please join us June 20th for a celebratory Welcome Wednesday. What are we celebrating, you ask? How about everything we've been able to accomplish over the school year that's coming to an end?
We celebrate the time, energy and creativity that Sheila, Maurice, Mackie and others put into the Mini-market every two weeks. From ordering, to setting up and decorating (often on a seasonal theme) to keeping accounts, this has been a colossal task that could only have been accomplished by teamwork.
We celebrate the vision and initiative of our Kitchen Coordinator, Leonore, who guided teams of cooks, working with whatever ingredients were on hand, to produce tasty nutritious community lunches.  By bringing our kitchen up to MAPAQ standards, she was able to revive our partnership with Moisson Montreal, and to obtain meat and fresh produce as well as non-perishables, from them and other organizations. Wednesday lunch went from being every two weeks to every week, attracting a diverse and enthusiastic crowd.
We celebrate Frank, Kathy, Darlene, Lily and others, who have helped organize sales big and small over the year that bring in revenue and help us pay our rent at the Mission! 

As you have probably heard by now, the Mission is part of a renovation project at Verdun Elementary that begins the last week of June. as a result we will be shutting down from June 30th through July 15th, and will have to modify our activities for the rest of the summer. Wednesday's Mini-market will unfortunately be the last until August 1st. This week there will be books and knick-knacks for sale but they will also disappear after that, to return in August.
After June 20th, the formal lunches are suspended until the fall, but we will be having light salad meals outdoors every Wednesday through the summer.

We even celebrate the renovations because, despite any inconvenience, they will ultimately provide a more pleasant environment for us to continue working in. We embrace the challenges of the summer as we look ahead to all we will accomplish in the next school year!

Please click to download the price list for next Wednesday's Mini-market:

Kitchen News

Dear Kitchen Friends,

Due to major renovations, SouthWest Mission will be closed from June 30th to July 15th. The kitchen, however, will be closed all Summer. We will therefore not be able to prepare and serve our usual Welcome Wednesday community lunches.

That’s ok because we’re never short of ideas, and here is our latest : we will be replacing our 3-course menu with something much easier that we baptized SIMPLE SUMMER.

Every Wed. from July 18th to August 29th, 12 :30 pm, we will be serving salad in the courtyard at the entrance of the Mission.

In preparation, I’m starting to recruit people of good will who would like to participate in the process. The ingredients will be given to you, the food prep kitchen is still to be determined.

This is what the process will look like :

1)   Make salad
2)   Bring salad to Mission by Wednesday noon
3)   Help set up outside for service
4)   Help with service
5)   Help with cleanup.

Ideally, we would have a team of 3 volunteers in each Wednesday.
Is this a project for you ? Do you have free Wednesdays over the Summer?
Please let me know asap, this is the time !

Léonore Pion
Cuisinière communautaire
Coordonnatrice des activités de cuisine, Mission du Sud-Ouest 

St. Jean Baptiste Mobile Brunch

It seems the road won't be torn up yet, so we are going ahead with this planned collaboration with our Sikh neighbours. On Sunday, June 24th, weather permitting, SouthWest church will be offering sweets and lemonade out on the church lawn at 11:30. If that stimulates your appetite, you can move on at 12:30 to the Guru Nanak Temple just steps away on Ouimet for a savoury buffet! What a delicious way to celebrate the diversity of Quebec in 2018!


Minister's message/ message du pasteur



I loved the idea when our choir director Sarah Fraser would include soup before concerts; I loved that a recent SouthWest conversation led by the worship ad hoc group began with home-made soup. Accompanied by fresh bread, hospitality and human exchange, soup can be a simple and delicious way to feed the body, mind and spirit.

Soup(e) + is an invitation to our francophone neighbours (and anyone who speaks French) to a soup “plus “ conversation with questions, songs and informal prayers. It is a link to the many who come to us and would appreciate a gathering in a spirit of welcome and non- judgment. It is experienced in the radical hospitality of Jesus, where “All are welcome, tous sont les bienvenues”. Sunday June 17th 12:30 at the Mission.

I leave today on a pilgrimage to the land of the faith of my ancestors. I go to taste and experience the Holy Land with my Bible in hand, an open heart and excitement.
I will carry you in my prayers at the many places of pilgrimage I will visit. 
Vous êtres tous dans mes prières pendant ce pèlerinage en Terre Sainte.

Rev. David


Un moment d’échange informel autour d’un bol de soupe maison.
Une rencontre pour nourrir le corps, l’âme et l'esprit par une conversation honnête et franche. Toute question est permise. Nous cherchons à cheminer dans la foi, l'amour et l’espérance.
Au programme : un chant, une prière du cœur, de l’écoute et du soutien.
Et on se quittera avec la connaissance d'autres personnes qui cherchent, elles aussi, la justice en résistant au mal à la manière de Jésus.

Bienvenue à tous et toutes : dimanche le 17 juin 2018, à 12h30
Mission du Sud-Ouest, 631 Melrose, Verdun. 
Contact: Judith


Nouvelles de la cuisine

Chers amis des cuisines !

En raison de rénovations majeures, la Mission du Sud-Ouest sera fermée du 30 juin au 15 juillet. Notre belle cuisine communautaire, cependant, sera fermée tout l’été. Nous ne serons donc plus en mesure de préparer et de servir les repas communautaires du mercredi.

MAIS ! Comme nous ne sommes jamais à court d’une bonne idée, nous avons décidé de remplacer nos menus trois services faits sur place par une formule beaucoup simple, joliment intitulée ÉTÉ SIMPLICITÉ.

Tous les mercredis à 12 h 30, du 18 juillet au 29 août, nous servirons une salade-repas sans prétention dans la cour devant la Mission.

Je suis donc présentement en train de recruter les bonnes volontés qui auraient envie de faire ladite salade, et de participer au reste du travail. Les ingrédients seront fournis, la cuisine reste à trouver.

Il s’agirait donc essentiellement de :

1) faire la salade, idéalement en gang parce que c’est plus drôle ;
2) la ramener à la Mission pour le mercredi midi ;
3) donner un coup de main pour préparer le service à l’extérieur ;
4) assurer le service – très simple : on remplit des bols avec de la salade !
5) aider au ramassage.

Ça nous prendrait une équipe de 3 personnes par mercredi.
Avez-vous des envies ? des disponibilités ?
Faites-le-moi savoir dès maintenant, le processus d’inscription est ouvert !

À bientôt !

Léonore Pion
Cuisinière communautaire
Coordonnatrice des activités de cuisine, Mission du Sud-Ouest | 514 544-5264

Mini-market May 23rd

The next Mini-market is from 10:30 to 3:30 next Wednesday, May 23rd. The best way to get the fruit and veggies you want at affordable prices is to pre-order by phone or using the attached form. Your order will be set aside for you on the day. If you can, stay for community lunch at 12:30! Download the pricelist below to see what will be on offer:

Le prochain Mini-marché sera mercredi prochain, 23 mai de 10H30 à 15H30. Pour s'assurer d'avoir les fruits et légumes que vous voulez veut, vaut mieux pré-commander par téléphone ou courriel en utilisant le formulaire ci-joint. Télécharger la liste de prix pour savoir ce qui sera offert: