Stone Soup 2019

Our seventh annual Stone Soup fundraiser happened on March 13, 2019, at the Manitoba Hydro Place Gallery in downtown Winnipeg over the lunch hour.

Ten featured chefs prepared tasty soups and the community came together to support the health and well-being of Manitoba school children and youth.

For a small donation, Stone Soup patrons received tickets to try three soups. They received a ballot to vote for their favourite. We also had four celebrity judges on site to choose the “best” soup based on a number of factors (eg; taste, presentation, etc.). Our judges this year were Doug Speirs  of The Winnipeg Free Press, local politician, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Josh Romanski of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and our host and celebrity judge, comedian, Big Daddy Tazz.

The People’s Choice soup ladle went to: The Frenchway Cafe, chef Ashley Hebel, for their Turkey Brie Asparagus soup.

The Judge’s Choice soup ladle went to: Brazen Hall, chef Ryan Cruz, for their Smoked Brisket Black Bean and Sosken Stout soup.

Funds raised at the event helps provide children and teens in Manitoba schools with healthy meals and snacks every day through non-profit nutrition programs.  Every nutrition program is a safe space where kids can find encouragement, get to know friendly adults, learn about nutrition, gain food skills and volunteer credits, and come together with other kids of various ages and backgrounds.

Our Stone Soup volunteer committee receives all of the credit for putting on this wonderful event. We’d like to send our appreciation to our volunteer organizer Viola Prowse as well as committee members Kristin Kemball and Carolyn Duhamel. We also thank the volunteers who came out in support of the event on March 13th. We could not organize this event without our dedicated volunteers!

Soups were generously prepared by and served by the following community participants:

Thank you as well to The Clay Oven & Segovia Tapas Bar, who due to unforeseen circumstances were unable to participate on the day of the event.


We would like to thank the many sponsors, supporters and partners who help make this event possible, including the special support from CBC and Marjorie Dowhos for doing a live broadcast during the noon hour of the event.

Without the support of the following organizations in the community, this event would not be possible.

Our event sponsors, supporters, and partners








All photos of the event produced by Jaclyn Leskiw Photography