Pathways to Employment hosting Hot Soup Cool Jazz fundraiser
Event goes Thursday at Membertou Convention Centre
Pathways to Employment is giving people a chance to feed their body and their soul.
On Thursday, the non-profit group, which helps people with mental illness become more independent by finding meaningful jobs, will host Hot Soup Cool Jazz from 6-9 p.m. at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.
It’s the sixth year for the event, which is the group’s major fundraiser for the year. This year, five local restaurants — Governors Pub and Eatery, the Ugly Mug Café and Emporium, Saltspray Restaurant, the New Dawn Meals on Wheels Community Kitchen Project, and Kiju’s — will compete to see who makes the best soup, all while guests enjoy music by the Carl Getto Jazz Group.
Tickets — $50 per person, or $500 for a table of 10 for $500 — include a free sampling of wine, cheese and crackers, as well as soup and dessert from each of the competing restaurants.
There will also be a silent auction featuring items such as a signed hockey stick by Logan Shaw of the Anaheim Ducks, an autographed basketball by Norman Powell of the Toronto Raptors, various hotel accommodations, restaurant gift certificates, travel vouchers and items Pathways to Employment participants built in their workshop.
Tickets can be purchased at Pathways to Employment at 196 Prince St., or can be reserved by phoning 902-539-6480.