April 29, 2021Print | PDF
We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 3rd from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in giving back to our community through this online event.
Show your support by donating! Register for the event at Eventbrite, starting May 3, 2021. A Zoom link will be provided upon event registration. The first 125 registrants will be eligible to receive a handmade bowl created by a member of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop.
In the spirit of giving back to our community, RLAG, in collaboration with the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, has served as a venue host for Empty Bowls for the past 12 years. This charitable fundraising initiative is designed to raise awareness of hunger in our local community with 100% of all proceeds going directly to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association and will include guest speakers, soup demonstrations and a very special Silent Auction featuring items provided by the Laurier Bookstore, the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop and a unique work of art by local artist Laurie Wonfor Nolan in response to the musical improvisation of Laurier music students Tim Maguire and Ramya Ramachandran. Definitely an event you don’t want to miss!
Last year’s Empty Bowls online event raised $10,547, doubling previous annual goals. Since the pandemic began, there has been a significant increase in demand for assistance at The Food Bank. In light of the growing need in the community, Laurier’s Empty Bowls event hopes to surpass last year’s total by seeking a new fundraising goal of $15,000, which will provide 45,000 meals to families in need.
We hope to see you at the event!
University Art Curator, Robert Langen Art Gallery