2021 Snowflake Breakfast: $48,000 raised for the Partage Vanier Food Bank

Vanier – This morning, the community gathered for the Partage Vanier Food Bank cause and celebrated the Snowflake Breakfast for the 16th year. The “pandemic” model was implemented again, with the distribution of boxed breakfasts and a virtual celebration replacing the traditional in-person event.

Volunteers handing out breakfast boxes at the 2021 Snowflake Breakfast
Photo credit: Christian Marcoux

The organizing committee of the Snowflake Breakfast has just announced that $48,000 will be given to the Partage Vanier Food Bank. “On this morning of the Snowflake Breakfast, I am filled with gratitude for the organizing committee that has overcome the challenge of organizing an event that rallies our community in this precarious context. I was touched to see that our community is still as vibrant even if we can’t gather together physically,” reported Michel Gervais, the Vanier CSC’s Executive Director. While in the past, the event would bring together approximately 600 guests, this year, the Rogers TV Telethon and the purchases of pre-ordered Breakfast Boxes, enabled us to reach a broader audience, and communicate the need for action and help for our Partage Vanier Food Bank. Over 700 boxes were sold.

The organizing committee would like to thank Rogers TV who prepared the special Telethon for the event. Rogers TV interviewed partners, donors, the Vanier CSC team and local politicians, showing the importance of this cause for everyone. Thank you to our local musicians, Aspects & Illiyah Rose, Terry McCann, les Trois Voix du CPC and Danièle Vallée & Jean Cloutier who presented during the Telethon. Thank you to Unique FM who continues to support this cause.

We would like to thank the organizing committee, particularly Diane Doré and Léo Lavergne of the Centre Pauline-Charron. They are both founding members of this event. They succeeded again this year in mobilizing a large following of supporters around this important cause. A special thank you to the Vanier BIA who showcased products from our local businesses. The Vanier BIA also helped develop the new www.snowflakebreakfast.com website, allowing online donations to be made during the Telethon.