MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 6, 2017) - At the heart of Montreal's history is the 125-year history of Welcome Hall Mission, the largest doorway to help for Montrealers in need. From the Great Depression to the expropriations that took place during downtown's modernization, as well as through the hippie years and the great waves of immigration, over the years Welcome Hall Mission has adjusted its service offer to help to those in need. For more than a century, the homeless, young single mothers, families, children and youth suffering from addictions have found all the support they need to get back on their feet and take an active part in society again.

To celebrate this anniversary and to thank Montrealers for their immense generosity, the Welcome Hall Mission family invites the public to an animated street party.

WHEN: June 7th from 4 PM to 8 PM
WHAT: - Celebrations in the street to mark the 125th anniversary of Welcome Hall Mission
- Live painting of a large commemorative wall
- Inauguration of the Welcome Hall Mission 125th anniversary garden
- Live music and food kiosks
- Guided tours of the services offered at the Mission
WHO: - Sam Watts, CEO / Executive Director of Welcome Hall Mission
- Monique Vallée, Councillor for the City of Montréal, responsible for social and community development and homelessness and member of the Executive Committee
- Benoît Dorais, Mayor of the South-West Borough and member of the Executive Committee
- Rémi Fléo, muralist
- Nicole Bastien, General Manager and Stéphane Lussier, Coordinator of the urban agriculture component of Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest
- Saint-Henri High School band and many street musicians
WHERE: 606, rue de Courcelle in Montreal

This event is made possible with funding from la Fondation du Grand Montréal.

To view the commemorative video of 125 years of Welcome Hall Mission's history:

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Contact Information:

Sophie Allard, APR
514-499-3030, ext. 771

Kathryn Stephens
Senior Manager of Development and Public Relations
514-523-5288, ext. 303