Miigwech gayegiin / lo from Renison to the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Home made tomato soupOn most Thursdays, if you visit the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul's University College during lunch, you will find a bustling hive of activity between people serving soup and making bannock and those eating these culinary delights. Last week, the soup and bannock lunch was hosted by volunteers from Renison, who are regular volunteers. The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul's shared this message of appreciation on their Facebook feed: "Miigwetch Nya:wen to Renison University College for hosting a record breaking Soup Lunch. They made 7 soups, and they all went. Thank you! #nomnomnom”

Megan Collings-Moore, Chaplain had this to say when asked about volunteering for the soup and bannock lunch: "It is a great connection with the folks at the Aboriginal Centre, supporting their work and the importance of the community – but it is also a great way to reach out to the wider campus community since they get folks from all areas of the university joining them for lunch (usually about 100 people). And great conversations happen as you do prep and clean-up in the kitchen – not to mention as you serve people!"

This is the second year that Renison has volunteered to host the soup and bannock lunch, while the School of Social Work has been volunteering for the past three years (and are hosting on February 16th this year). Also, look for Renison to be hosting again next year in the fall semester.