Friday, September 12, 2014

It was a good summer

Here we are mid-September.  This past summer turned out to be a good one in the food bank.  In late April it looked like we were in for some tough sledding through the spring and summer.  Our food supplies were very low.  For the first time in 9 years, I reached out to the media with our need and they stepped up big time.  The Suburban started the media storm, followed by The Chronicle and West Island Gazette.  Then CBC Radio, Global News, CTV News and CHOM came to the party.  The West Island was buzzing.  We asked that Companies, Churches, organizations, and individuals help us raise food.  The community stepped up, big time.  By the end of the drive, which lasted over a month, our shelves were full.  We collected more food than we did last Christmas.

One of the greatest stories involved an eight year old named Dustin.  He saw the CTV news piece and told his parents he would spend the summer collecting cans, returning them and buying food for the food bank.  He did just that.  People around him became inspired and donated money to his cause.  People from Ontario and the US sent him money.  By the end of the summer he had spent more than $500 on food for the food bank.  This was HIS idea.

I changed my mind, it was a GREAT summer!



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Drop off points for Non-Perishables

West Island non-perishable food drop off  points;
On Rock Community Services,  9554 Gouin West, Pierrefonds
Sanavita, in Fairview Mall
Monster Gym, in Fitness City
Le Fitness Loft,  2060 Trans Canada, Dorval
Mourelatos4957 Boul Saint-Jean, Pierrefonds
Village de Valeurs,  3399 Des Sources, DDO
BMO; (as of 3pm)
Kirkland, 2867 Boul St Charles 
Fairview (in the mall)
DDO, 3761 Sources 
Pointe-Claire,  6500 Transcanada
3399 Des Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux (Montreal), QC H9B 1Z8 - See more at:
3399 Des Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux (Montreal), QC H9B 1Z8 - See more at:
3399 Des Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux (Montreal), QC H9B 1Z8 - See more at:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On Rock's 7th Annual Wine Tasting

May 31st will be the 7th Annual Wine Tasting!  This year we will be sampling Italian wines from the Venetian region, with appropriate food pairings.  Tickets are $90.   La Trattorria will be providing some of the Italian dishes.  As in past years the event will be held at the Community Center East, 9665, boul. Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds (QC) H8Y 1R4.  You can reserve tickets or a table by emailing me at  You can also pay online at, Just write "Wine Tasting" in the comment section. There are only 120 tickets and last year we sold out before the event.  So, reserve quickly. I hope to see you there.



Friday, January 10, 2014

The Coldest Night of the Year!

It is that time of year again!  Feb. 22nd is our Coldest Night of the Year 2/5/10 km walk for the On Rock Community Services Food Bank.  Our goal this year is to raise $30,000.  We need team leaders and walkers.  What could be more fun than taking a walk in the cool February air with over 100 other people and raising money for those in our community who need us.  Come and join us!  Check out