First week of March in Verdun: Welcome Wednesday, Women Thursday and Seedy Saturday!

March 6, 2018

Can’t believe all the events happening in Verdun this first full week of March! We are so lucky.

Borough Council Meeting

Tonight, the borough council holds its monthly meeting as usual at borough hall, 4555 rue de Verdun. On tap tonight, approval for a bar at the Nun’s Island Tennis club, summer terrasse at the new Irish bar Le Trèfle – 4718, rue Wellington plus funds for La Station and parking for the Maple Syrup Festival on Promenade Wellington. Read the agenda here.

Meals at Southwest United Mission

Tomorrow is the day that the Welcome Wednesday lunches at the Southwest United Mission go weekly!  Tomorrow’s meal will be extra-special too, because the lunch will be prepared by youngsters at camp during March Break. The same youth group will offer high tea on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.! Yummy! Both meals are available for a donation. The whole project is the brainstorm of amazing cook and local activist Léonore Pion. Thanks also to the leadership from David Lefneski, who will be my guest on Unapologetically Canadian, episode 2. Also have to appreciate the amazing work in the background of Amy, Darlene, Frank and everyone else who works so hard for Verdun. Thanks so much!

Women Leaders Speak

On Thursday, Women in Mind and the Réseau d’Affaires de Verdun have teamed up under the leadership of Mélanie Boivin to hold a women’s leadership summit from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Quai 5160 Verdun’s cultural centre at 5160 Boulevard LaSalle. Tickets cost $30 for non-members.

High Tea

Friday is that high tea I mentioned above, and the Grand Potager members’ AGM.

Seedy Saturday

This week finishes at Seedy Saturday in the Verdun Greenhouse, 7,000 boul. LaSalle. Come buy your seeds for the season and visit tables by most of the 15 Grand Potager members who are making Verdun a beacon for urban agriculture, including us, solidarity Coop CAUS with our premium compost, microgreen seeds and honey from the market, the Concordia Greenhouse, Pro-vert Southwest, Urban Seedling, Verte Santé and many others.

Seedy Saturday 2017


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