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Souper Bowls of Hope 2023 aims to Grow Community of Support for City’s Vulnerable Youth

Souper Bowls of Hope is Victoria Youth Empowerment Society’s annual lunchtime event bringing the citizens of Greater Victoria and the business community together to help fund programs for youth at-risk in the downtown core.

Named for the hearty soups and one-of-a-kind pottery bowls that each event guest receives as a thank you gift, Souper Bowls of Hope 2023 will be held at the Union Club on Tuesday, October 17th. This year there will be two seatings of lunch, one at 11:00am and one at 1:15pm. Attendees, better known as Souper Heroes to the event’s organizers can choose which time will work best for them. While attending, they will be given opportunities to see firsthand how their support is changing lives and be invited to connect with YES throughout the year so they can follow the stories of hope from YES’ clients.

This year’s gourmet soups will be provided by Chefs from The Union Club , Zambri’s, 10 Acres and Cheryl’s Gourmet Pantry. The lunch will be served by Victoria fire and police departments from local municipalities. Attendees with enjoy live entertainment as well as a silent auction and other ways to participate.

Pottery bowls for the event have been donated by local potters and supported by the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild. Sponsors for the 2023 event include Neil Chappell & Graham Isenegger of Blue Heron Advisory Group – CIBC Wood Gundy, Golf for Kids, Hendry, Swinton McKenzie Insurance, Quail Rock Foundation, Chinook Business Advisory Ltd., Coast Capital Savings and IWCD. CHEK NEWS and Used.ca are this year’s media sponsors.

More information about the event is available at https://www.vyes.ca/souper-bowls/.

Tickets can be purchased at: https://SouperBowlsofHope2023.eventbrite.com

ABOUT VICTORIA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY:

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society has been assisting Victoria’s street youth since 1992 by offering alternatives and tools for healthier lifestyle choices. Starting with the Helen’s Place (formerly known as the Alliance Club); a downtown drop-in center, providing basic needs and relief from the street, youth are introduced to all the programs YES provides including emergency shelter, youth detox, life skills programming, youth and family support services, supported independent living and a summer opportunities program.

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