St-Viateur Bagel street party to raise money for children’s health research
Montreal’s famous St. Viateur Bagel is throwing a big block party to celebrate 60 years of delicious success and raise money for children’s health research.
Founded in 1957 by Myer Lewkowicz, a Polish immigrant and Nazi concentration camp survivor, St. Viateur Bagel is the oldest bagel shop in Montreal. To this day, the bagels are hand-rolled, boiled in honey water and baked in a wood-fired oven, following the same traditional method as in the 1950s.
On May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St.Viateur Street will be closed from Parc Ave. to Jeanne-Mance St. to make room for live music, BBQ, magicians, drinks, raffles, giveaways and a special kids zone in front of the venerable bagel shop. The entire day’s sales will be donated to The Foundation of Stars, an organization that funds pediatric health research in Quebec.
St. Viateur Bagel has been a supporter of this organization for 30 years, and hopes to raise $60,000 for the charity on their 60th anniversary party, breaking the record set during the shop’s 50th anniversary event, which raised more than $50,000. The Foundation of Stars is the largest non-government source of funding for research into children’s diseases in Quebec.
For more information, visit St. Viateur Bagel’s Facebook Page.