When you walk into the L’Arche Tova Café on Mondays, you will be greeted by Albert and his wonderful smile.
Albert enjoys working at the Café and he loves to socialize. He brings customers their menus and beverages, and will often ask, “How are you today?” Albert is very friendly and welcoming and is a wonderful ambassador for the Café.
Albert came to L’Arche in 1975 and was one of the original members who lived at the L’Arche farm in Lorette. He really enjoyed farm life.
When the farm closed down, Albert moved to the L’Arche home located on Munroe Avenue in Winnipeg.
Albert has a flair for art and created many of the art pieces that were on display at the Art Show held at the Café.
The art project was a time for L’Arche members to get together with their friends and family to create “works of art”.
When Albert displayed his very creative side, many members asked him to help with their project. He of course readily agreed.
One of the people who Albert greets at the Café is Maureen Poole. Maureen is a loyal customer and enjoys visiting with Albert.
Maureen is the Manager of TD Canada Trust on Regent Ave. in downtown Transcona.
One day, Maureen was at the Café, and after paying her bill she didn’t leave right away. Maureen was waiting to say goodbye to Albert and to get her “Albert hug”.
Maureen has been a wonderful supporter of L’Arche. She is a member of the Walk committee and works diligently to secure donated prizes for this yearly event.
The L’Arche Tova Café is located at 119 Regent Avenue West. The Café, which opened its doors in April 2012, is a social enterprise where individuals with developmental disabilities receive training in jobs related to the restaurant industry.
The Café has added new menu items and now has lower prices. The famous cinnamon buns are back and you can have a coffee and a bun for just $4.00 plus tax! The Café also has a variety of frozen food entrees for sale as well.
Hope to see you soon at the Café.