Without the generous support of many sponsors from the Victoria community, the tireless work of our event committees, and the enthusiastic participation of our wonderful guests, none of the work we do here at YES would be possible. Fund raising through these events helps to maintain the sustainability of the many VYES programs.
Souper Bowls is an annual event that brings the community of Greater Victoria together to help fund the much needed YES programs, like the Summer Opportunities Program (SOP) for youth at risk in the downtown core. Each year the Souper Bowls of Hope attracts 100’s of supporters that are given the opportunity to select a hand crafted bowl, dine on soup prepared by master chefs, listen to local musicians and participate in both live and silent auctions.
Souper Bowls is supported by the talented members of the South Vancouver Island Potter’s Guild who make both ‘take home’ bowls and remarkable other clay creations. In addition, high school students from 15 local high schools show their concern through the concept of youth helping youth by making imaginative bowls for your enjoyment. The event is also sponsored by numerous members of the business community.
We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the Victoria business owners, volunteers, and community members who make the annual Souper Bowls of Hope Fundraiser possible. Without the countless hours and generous donations of these individuals we would be unable to continue to provide quality services to the Greater Victoria community.