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Dec. 3: Launch of Book Soup to Self-Sufficiency

25 November 2014

Join us for the official launch of Soup to Self-Sufficiency which will take place on Wednesday December 3, from 6 to 8 pm.

Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Ave.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3P9

In the presence of:
Matthew Pearce, President & CEO, Old Brewery Mission
John Aylen, Board member, Old Brewery Mission
Dominique Lambert, Board member, Old Brewery Mission
Marie Claire Morin, Executive Director, Old Brewery Mission Foundation

The special publication Soup to Self-Sufficiency illustrates the different eras in Montreal’s history and plunges the reader 125 years back, when two Montreal women, Mina Douglas and Eva Findlay, began offering warm meals during a harsh winter in a vacant building that once housed a brewery, which later became the Old Brewery Mission. Since then, the Mission has undergone several transformations, from soup kitchen to shelter to a diversified resource by the end of the 19th century.

During this milestones year, the Mission will continue its unwavering commitment to eradicating chronic homelessness.

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