Point Grey Secondary art teacher Jan Crawford wanted to do something to help develop the artistic talents of her students and help society. The result? A Soup Bowl night fundraiser which challenged her 60 students to create their own special glazed, kiln-blasted soup bowls that were sold off raising almost $1,000 for Covenant House.
Crawford says while the students deserve all the credit for creating the bowls, the community deserves a lot of praise for donating a load of soup and hot bread for the fundraising evening. Crawford says donations came in from restaurants such as Cactus Club and Kerrisdale's Stock it Up as well as the local shops including Cobbs, Terra Breads and Boburg Breads.
"We had five different types of soup and a ton of bread and butter," says Crawford. "We had around 30 people show up from the community."
Crawford says special thanks need to go to retired VSB teacher Margo Murphy (who came back from Mexico to help Crawford that night), teacher Sally Wong's class of food and community students as well as principal Irfan Sheikh and district fine arts coordinator Peggy Bochun.
Crawford says she intends to grow the soup fundraiser in the coming years.