June 18 Mini-Market

SouthWest Mission is gone, but the Mini-market lives on at Dawson Boys and Girls Club! Same friendly faces, same great deals on fresh fruit and veg! Here’s what will be on offer next Tuesday between 12:30 and 5PM at 666 Woodland avenue.

La Mission n’est plus mais le Mini-marché est encore en vie chez Dawson. Vous y verrez les mêmes visages souriants, et vous profiterez des mêmes aubaines. Voici la liste de fruits et légumes qui seront offerts mardi prochain de 12H30 à 17H au Repaire Jeunesse Dawson, 666 av. Woodland.

PRODUCE                                      LBS.          KGS.          EACH

BABY BOKCHOY                        3.05           6.71

BROCCOLI                                                                          2.61 

CARROTS       .72           1.60    

ENGLISH CUCUMBER                                                        .83

SPANISH ONIONS                         .77           1.69

TOMATO, VINE RED                    1.89           4.16

POTATOES                                     .50           1.10

QUEBEC GARLIC                                                              TBA

BANANAS              .77             1.71

CORTLAND APPLES                  1.18             2.60

CLEMENTINES                                                                  .30

LEMONS                                                                            .35

Breakfast Club Request

The Breakfast Club at VES is asking for our help in stretching their provisions over the remaining seven weeks of the school year. They would be grateful for donations of single-serving fruit yoghurts, and boxes of frozen waffles. Mild cheese is always welcome, either in blocks or slices. If you have anything else to offer, please call first. 514-768-6231.

The Mission remains open through May at least, so you can bring things by 9am-2pm during the week.

Thank you!

Mini-Market and Baked Goods

Tuesday, May 7th is the first Mini-Market to be held at Dawson. The list of produce that will be available is below. In addition, Sheila sends this message:

For those of you who have enjoyed my pies, cakes etc at the Southwest Mission I will still be baking but upon request only. If you would like some “goodies” please do not hesitate to send me an email at Thanks for all your support while we were at the Mission!

SouthWest wishes all the best to the Mini-market and Community lunch teams as they continue serving community in their new location.

Mini-market Tuesday, May 7, 2019

PRODUCE                                 EACH                LB.                KG


CHEF WHITE POTATOES                                .44 LB           .97 KG

COLOSSAL CARROTS                                    .68 LB          1.50 KG

SPANISH ONIONS                                           .60 LB          1.31 KG

TOMATO VINE RED                                       2.05 LB          4.51 KG

APPLES (SMALL)                                              TBA

BANANAS, TURBANA                                     .54 LB.         1.18 KG

RED MED GRAPES                                         2.28 LB         5.03 KG

CLEMENTINES                                                1.30 LB         2.86 KG


MIXED PEPPERS  #2                                      1.80 LB         3.96 KG

WHITE MUSHROOMS                                    2.70 LB        5.95 KG

May Calendars: Food Programs begin at Dawson's

When it was at the Mission it was called Welcome Wednesday. As of next week, you can enjoy the Community Meal and the Mini-market on Tuesdays “Chez Dawson”. I’m sure Léonore and Sheila and their volunteer teams would love to see a lot of familiar faces as they launch this new adventure at Dawson Boys and Girls Club.

Where? 666 Woodland ave.
When? The lunch is at 12:30. The market is from 12:30 to 5PM. Tuesday, May 7th

À partir de la semaine prochaine, le repas communautaire (anciennement Mercredi M’Attend/ Welcome Wednesday) et le Mini-marché renaîtront les mardis. «Chez Dawson». Chef Léonore, Sheila et leurs équipes de bénévoles seront surement ravis de voir beaucoup de visages familiers lors du lancement de cette nouvelle aventure au Repaire Jeunesse Dawson.

Où? 666, avenue Woodland
Quand? Repas à 12H30. Marché de 12H30 à 17H. Mardi, 7 mai.

Diner végétarien: appel aux bénévoles

Aimez-vous cuisiner? Joignez-vous à notre équipe de cuisine bénévole qui prépare un déjeuner communautaire les mercredis au cours des six prochaines semaines à la Mission du Sud-Ouest à Verdun!

Nous allons créer de délicieux plats végétariens et végétaliens dans une cuisine communautaire ensoleillée. C’est une excellente occasion d’acquérir de nouvelles compétences et d’apprendre de nouvelles recettes.

Tous niveaux d'expérience bienvenus.

Pour plus d'informations, écrivez à ou venez nous voir!

Les mercredis (13 mars - 17 avril) de 9h à 15h

Thèmes à venir:

13 mars - Indien

20 mars - Cabane à sucre

27 mars - italien

Vegetarian Lunch Volunteer Call-out!

Do you love to cook? Join our volunteer cooking team serving a community lunch on Wednesdays during the next six weeks at the Southwest Mission in Verdun!

We will be creating delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes primarily in a sunny community kitchen. It`s a great opportunity to learn new skills and recipes.

All levels of experience welcome.

For more info, email or just come by!

9am - 3pm Wednesdays (March 13 - April 17th)


Upcoming Themes:

March 13th - Indian 

March 20th - Sugar Shack

March 27th - Italian

Meet Our Guest Community Cook: Sheena Swirlz

At the last Wednesday community meal (an authentic Colombian menu), Chef Léonore introduced Sheena Swirlz, who will be filling in as community cook for the next seven weeks. Sheena will lead the team preparing community lunches while Léonore leaves on a well-deserved holiday. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support Sheena and try her vegan comfort food.

Sheena will also be leading some workshops at SouthWest:
Friday, March 8th: learn to make kimchi, 6-9pm
Saturday, March 16th: traditional salsa, 1-4pm. Find out more on our Facebook page under Events.


Sheena Swirlz is passionate about vegan cooking and sustainability. She has cooked with community projects such as Food Not Bombs and Katimavik. 

She currently runs a project called Urban Homestead Montreal, teaching sustainable lifestyle workshops in cooking, gardening, crafting and more.