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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 9, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Empty Bowls 2012

Empty Bowls Waterloo Campus, Thursday, May 10, 2012
Theatre Auditorium - Lunch Sitting 11:30 - 12:30

2012 Soup Recipes


Photo left to right: Sharline Doss, Rosemary Startek, Suzanne Luke, Laurie Cowell, Ruth Friendship-Keller

Featured Soups:

  • Chorizo Sausage and Sweet Corn Chowder with Herb Manchego Crisps
  • Roasted Onion and Saffron Broth with Herbed Padano Croustade
  • Asparagus and Brie Soup with Roasted Garlic Toasts and Red Chili Oil
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Prosciutto and Maple Creme Fraiche
  • New England Clam Chowder. Served with Parmesan Crisp and Fresh Dill

In the spirit of giving back to our community, The Robert Langen Art Gallery in collaboration with the Waterloo Potters Workshop will serve as a second venue host for Empty Bowls 2012.  This community initiative is designed to raise awareness of hunger, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Each ticket entitles a guest to select one bowl to keep and enjoy a modest meal of gourmet soups and bread. The hope is that each time the empty bowl is taken from your cupboard at home, the bowl will serve as a reminder that someone else's bowl was empty and that on this occasion, you helped alleviate hunger.

Last year the Laurier event raised $4,000 and together with the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery we raised a total of $18,717. 

For event and ticket information please contact Sharline Doss at There are only a limited number of tickets available.  Buy your tickets early!


Cheque presentation to the Region of Waterloo Food Bank.

From left to right - William Hlowatzki (Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery), Suzanne Luke (Robert Langen Art Gallery, WLU), Ruth Friendship-Keller (Food Bank) and Laurie Cowell (WPW)

Celebrity Bowl - Online Silent Auction

The feature bowl was created by Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News anchor and Laurier Honourary Degree Recipient.  To place your bid for this special online silent auction, please visit  Bidding will open on April 2nd at 8:30 a.m. and close on May, 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Place your bids early for this one of a kind bowl and show your support knowing that your contributions will help alleviate hunger in our community!


Celebrity Bowl, created by Lisa LaFlamme

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2012 Soup Recipes Document