Path­ways to Em­ploy­ment host­ing Hot Soup Cool Jazz fundraiser

Event goes Thurs­day at Mem­ber­tou Con­ven­tion Cen­tre

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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