The Souper Bowls of Hope lunch time fundraiser took place on April 4 at the Crystal Gardens. According to Michele Davis approximately 380 people were expected to attend.
Participants were treated to gourmet soup from a variety of local restaurants and a hand made bowl to take home.
This year’s fundraiser was in support of the Youth Empowerment Society with the goal of reaching $100,000.
“People love this event and I love the energy,” said Davis. “I’m really looking forward to seeing everybody again.”
Union Club Executive Chef Nicolas Hipperson served up West Coast Clam Chowder along with volunteers from the Victoria Police Department and the Fire Department.
One attendee emailed the Club, commenting: “I attended the Super Bowl fundraiser yesterday and I wanted to write and let you know how fantastic the New England Clam Chowder was that the Union Club provided. I recall the police officer that was serving it was saying it’s very good. It looked good and smelled great. I particularly like clam chowder and try it at almost every restaurant I’ve eaten at, within Canada and the USA. The soup I had yesterday was by far the best clam chowder I’ve ever had….and far surpasses my own soup. After having your soup, I’m not so sure I’ll ever be making it again because I know I won’t be able to emulate the flavours in your soup!”