Stone Soup 2017

Our fifth annual Stone Soup fundraiser happened on March 22, 2017, at the Manitoba Hydro Place Gallery in downtown Winnipeg over the lunch hour.

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

Chefs and their helpers at Stone Soup 2017

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.). Find out more about our volunteer judges here.

The People’s Choice soup ladle went to: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s chef Wayne Aastrom

The Judge’s Choice soup ladles (it was a tie) went to: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s chef Wayne Aastrom for his soup: Old cheddar and potato chowder with candied bacon

The Frenchway Cafe’s chef Clint Riguidel for his soup: Thai coconut curry with maple leaf crostini & optional shrimp

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 event was emceed by CBC’s Information Radio host Marcy Markusa. We thank the CBC for their special support of this event, including a live broadcast during the noon hour of the event.


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 Norma Alberg and Carolyn Duhamel. We also thank the volunteers who came out in support of the event on March 22nd. We could not organize this event without our dedicated volunteers!

Soup was prepared on March 22 by:






We send a huge THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, supporters, and partners.

Our event sponsors, supporters, and partners