1st Annual Country Harvest Soup Fest

1st Annual Country Harvest Soup Fest

Our 1st Annual Country Harvest Soup Fest Event Was a Huge Success!!!

On Wednesday October 18, 2023, in the Event Court at The Pen Centre – St.Catharines, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services hosted the 1st Annual Country Harvest Soup Fest fundraiser fueled by Empty Bowls and presented by Essentials Cremation And Burial Services Inc. We want to express our gratitude to our generous sponsors, vendors, venue, staff and volunteers that helped make this event so amazing. The soup was fantastic and everyone seemed to revel in the atmosphere of the event.

Thank you to everyone who helped or came to take part, you are the true Housing Heroes! We raised over $19,000! Thank you to our community for supporting us for this event!

During this lunchtime event, guests enjoyed samples of gourmet soups prepared by Niagara’s finest chefs and fresh artisan breads to complement this culinary experience. Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward helping individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to issues with poverty, physical disability, mental health, domestic violence and family breakdown.

A HUGE thank you to our TITLE sponsor Essentials Cremation and Burial Services Inc., our GOLD sponsor Country 89 (who were also on-location spinning tunes for us at the event!), our SILVER sponsors FirstOntario Credit Union, Sherry Campbell Group, BRONZE sponsors Jordan Versluis, 91.7 Giant FM, ProActive ChiropracticFlett Beccario LLP, Boston PizzaCooper Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities, Muir Image Photography and last but certainly not least, our FRIEND donors which include Circle P Paving, Jamie Janzen Plumbing and Heating, Bosak Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities, Centennial Construction, Niagara Regional Police Association, Niagara College, Alpine Nursery, Cogeco YourTV, JBM Office Systems, and Jim & Margaret Agnew.

We also want to thank our soup and food vendors for the event - Doc Magilligan's (Served Buffalo Chicken Chowder & Irish Soda Bread), Fiddler's Pour House (Served Roasted Butternut Squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds and creme fraiche with a Garlic Knot or Crostini), Food Day Canada (Bumper Crop Tomato Soup with Cheese Crisps), Kully's Original Sports Bar (Served Chicken Pot Pie Soup & Homemade Butter Biscuits), PigOut Catering (Served Potato Leek Soup with bacon sippets to add for the meat eaters & Crackers), Zehrs Pen Centre generously provided Ace Bakery buns and assorted beverages for the event.


We would like to thank the community for supporting United Way Niagara - they are our funding partner in programming.


Here is a video recap of event.
A HUGE thank you to Muir Image Photography for taking the beautiful photos and also for creating this amazing video to memorialize the event.

Soup Fest Sponsors

1st Annual Country Harvest Soup Fest Photo Gallery

Another HUGE thank you to Megan Muir of Muir Image Photography. Muir Image Photography and Video, specializes in capturing life's most cherished moments through photography and captivating videography. With a passion for storytelling, they transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary memories. Whether it's a wedding, a family portrait, a corporate event, branding for your business or any other special occasion, they are dedicated to preserving your unique story with creativity and professionalism. Muir Image is your trusted partner for turning moments into timeless keepsakes.

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