Souper Sampler Raises Over $5,100

Saturday, October 14th was the perfect day to host the 8th Annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels! Thanks to 12 local restaurants and caterers, event sponsors, volunteers and more than 500 attendees, you helped us raise over $5,100 for programs and services offered by Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC) in Cambridge.

The panel of celebrity judges, Cambridge City Councillor Shannon Adshade representing the Mayor of Cambridge, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo Food Columnist Andrew Coppolino, and Dave FM Host Gayle O’Brien, selected Melville Café as the winner of the Souper Sampler Trophy for their Thai Chicken Coconut Soup. Second Place went to Galt Juice Company and Third Place went to Zoup! The People’s Choice Award went to The Bruce Craft House which guests could vote for using their spare change.

Our generous vendors donated 100% of their product allowing all proceeds to directly support our clients. Click here to see a list of our participating vendors and if you’re ever looking for a spot to eat, consider stopping by their establishment as a ‘thank you’ for supporting their local community.

Thanks as well to our generous 2017 Sponsors:

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We were thrilled to have one of our clients come join us at the event and share her love for Meals on Wheels, and how the program is helping her live at home with independence and dignity. “The meals are just splendid”, she told the crowd. Thanks so much for joining us! 

Once again, thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success! If you have any questions about CSC or have comments or feedback regarding the event, please contact Andrea M. by calling 519-772-8787 ext. 224 or email andream@cscmow.org.

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Silver Bowl Sponsor Schiedel Construction Inc.

Schiedel Construction Incorporated has a long history in the region, starting back in 1949 when George Schiedel established Schiedel Concrete and Steel Farm Construction. Hard work, ingenuity, and resourcefulness allowed the company to expand into a handful of employees and it quickly became Schiedel Construction Ltd. in 1951. Today, we are so excited to announce that they are making Souper Sampler history by joining us a Silver Bowl Sponsor this year, supporting the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC)!

Schiedel Construction Inc. is known for giving back to their community. As a member of the Cambridge North Rotary Club, they help with the upkeep of trails and a variety of other projects to make a difference in the community. They also encourage their employees to give back and lead the way by giving to to a variety of local groups every year. We’re thrilled to have their support this year. Thank you, Schiedel Construction!

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EVO Kitchen and Starbucks Joins Souper Fun

EVO Kitchen has been providing healthy, gourmet catering options since 2010 and they recently opened up a new restaurant location with much support from their local community. Now they’re giving back to the community by joining the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels, happening Saturday October 14th! Located at 31 Water Street South in Cambridge in what used to be the original building for the Galt Knitting Company, their new space brings together a modern, hip vibe while preserving all of the original character of the building. How cool is that? Thank you for supporting the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More!

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We love our soup, but we also love our coffee. We are delighted to welcome back Starbucks located at 1 Hespeler Road in Cambridge, for the third year in a row! Starbucks has always believed that businesses can – and should – have a positive impact on the communities they serve. And as good neighbours, they get involved with local efforts to bring people together and create positive change whenever we can. By participating in our event, they are definitely making a a difference in our community and we are so grateful. Thank you for helping our valued neighbours live at home with independence and dignity! 

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Heart Warming Soups Coming Soon

We’ve got two more vendors to announce and both are near and dear to our hearts.

The first vendor to announce is Melville Cafe. Located in the Architectural School of the University of Waterloo in downtown Cambridge, this comfy cafe has a great view of the river and serves up cappuccinos, homemade desserts, delicious cakes, thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, soups and more. They have been supporters of the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels for 2 years and we are thrilled to welcome them back again this year. Thanks Melville Cafe, we can’t wait to try your tasty soup!

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The Tender Loving Care Kitchen of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More is back with more delicious soup! Chef Paula alongside her amazing team of staff and volunteers prepares nutritious meals for more than 300 clients each week day, and we regularly hear from clients that the soup is delicious! Whether it’s creamy or brothy, hot or chilled, meaty or vegetarian-friendly, the kitchen loves to add lots of variety to their five week rotating menu. We can’t wait to experience and enjoy the same soup CSC clients get to enjoy each week day, through the Meals on Wheels and Community Dining programs.

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Welcome Silver Bowl Sponsor Farm Mutual Re

We are so excited to welcome Farm Mutual Re as a Silver Bowl Sponsor! Located in Cambridge, Farm Mutual Re helps support mutual insurance companies across Canada ensure they can securely provide insurance for as many people as possible.

Supporting the local community is a large part of Farm Mutual Re’s culture. They also participate in special events each year dedicated to helping charitable organizations. Employees are even entitled to one paid volunteer day to support local charities. Plus employees receive an annual allowance so they can support the charitable organizations of their choice.

Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More is delighted to have their support this year. Thanks so much for supporting our clients, Farm Mutual Re!

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Stately Crafts Coming Your Way

We have two more exciting vendor announcements coming your way!

The first vendor we’d like to introduce is the Bruce Crafthouse. The Bruce Crafthouse has been a CSC supporter for many years and we are so grateful. Five time winner of the Souper Sampler Trophy (including last year!) and two time winner of the People’s Choice Award, this generous restaurant has been bringing their A game to the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels since its inception. They have also been a vendor at Tacofest, another CSC fundraiser, right from the start, this year taking home the Golden Taco and People’s Taco Award. With such a varied and local menu, we can’t wait to see what soup they will be bringing this year! Located right inside the Cambridge Hotel on Hespeler Road, the Bruce Crafthouse is a must visit before Souper Sampler on October 14th!

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Our second vendor to announce is State & Main!  This will be their third year at the event and we’re very happy to have them back. State & Main have a great mix of formal and casual that would be perfect for a night out on the town. Even better, they’ve got locations all across Canada so if you head out on vacation you know you’ll have at least one amazing place to eat! These guys are located at The Cambridge Centre and are definitely worth trying out before the big day. On behalf of the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, thank you so much for the support folks, we couldn’t have Souper Sampler without you!

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Pour Up and Juice Up

Big news coming down the Souper Sampler pipeline today. We’ve got two vendors to announce! The first vendor is a returning one, The Easy Pour Wine Bar! Located on the edges of Cambridge in Blair, they’re focused on pairing locally sourced food with amazing wines in a cozy, rustic atmosphere. Their property is Heritage designated, built in 1856, and is a great place for a night out with the people that matter the most. Easy Pour has been a loyal Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC) supporter and we’re very excited to have them back this year! Best of luck in the competition and thanks for the support!

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Our second vendor announcement is for a new friend, Galt Juice Company! Located in the heart of Downtown Galt, these folks have been serving up healthy, local, organic cold pressed juice since 2015 and are only continuing to do great things. With a variety of cleanses, delivery options, meal boxes and catering options they’ve got everything you could need to kick-start your healthy lifestyle. It’s never too late to start your New Years Resolution. Like we said, this will be Galt Juice Company’s first time at Souper Sampler and we’re pumped to see what kind of great, healthy soup they bring with them! Thanks for supporting the clients of CSC!

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Green Bowl Sponsor CGT Returns

With fifty years of expertise as a leading producer of coated fabrics and films for automotive and industrial consumer product applications, CGT delivers products that exceed their customer expectations. Based out of Cambridge, Ontario, not only is this company committed to producing top products, they also support their local community and are joining us as a Green Bowl Sponsor for the second year in a row!

CGT and its employees give back locally to the community by supporting numerous charities, and by encouraging community involvement. The protection of their employees and the environment is a top corporate priority at CGT, and they are demonstrating this commitment by greening our event by providing reusable spoons for every attendee. Thank you for supporting the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More!

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Little Mushroom Catering and Zoup!

Last year the team at Little Mushroom Catering were all about celebrating the fall season with their vendor table decked out with leaves, harvest vegetables and much more. We are delighted to announce that Little Mushroom Catering is back to take part in the 8th Annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels. Not only do they participate in this event, but they have also participated in CSC’s other fundraising events and have such a passion for giving back to their community. Thanks so much for your support, Little Mushroom Catering!

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Zoup! Cambridge is known for their wide selection of soup, often bringing a variety of soups for our patrons to try. Last year they won third place for their Rattlesnake Sausage Stew and we can’t wait to see what varieties they will be offering our patrons at this year’s event! This team recently made a big donation to Breakfast Club Canada, which demonstrates their passion for giving back and making a difference. We are so delighted to have their support of the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More! Thanks so much for coming out and making this event a great one.

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B@THEMUSEUM and Beertown Public House

It might still be summer, but we’re ramping up for fall as we look forward to celebrating the 8th annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels happening Saturday, October 14th at Cambridge City Hall! We’ll be announcing all of our amazing vendors leading up to the big day as our way of saying “thank you” for making this annual fundraising event possible.

Whether it is to “B” kind, B “creative” or “B” cool, B@THEMUSEUM is all about “B” ing the best you can “B”! Located in the heart of downtown Kitchener, their on-tap beer list supports local craft brewers, offers a varied menu and has been a stop for many musicians in the area. We are so thankful they are living up to their name as they extend kindness by coming out as a vendor in support of the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More. They are also supporters of Tacofest, another CSC fundraiser. Thank you B@THEMUSEUM for your ongoing support!

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Beertown Public House Cambridge extends their generosity by bringing out their best broth once again this year! Known as the original Beertown location on Hespeler Road, this restaurant has become a staple in the community. Also considered quaint but always buzzing, they offer 30 Draught lines including 7 rotational taps, fusion tower and sell-out cask nights. Not only is Beertown generous with their pourings, but they also give back to their community in big ways, participating in both the Souper Sampler and their sister Waterloo restaurant also participates in CSC’s other annual fundraiser, Tacofest. Thank you so much for your ongoing support! Looking forward to seeing you October 14th!

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