Tickets on sale for YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser on February 28 at The Venue in Peterborough

Guests can select a bowl made by local artisans and enjoy food from local restaurants, with proceeds supporting Nourish food programs

Cornerstone Family Dentistry owner Dr. Anna Jo, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton executive diector Kim Dolan, and Nourish manager Joëlle Favreau at the February 5, 2020 YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser announcement at Cornerstone Family Dentistry. At the 16th annual event, taking place at 12 p.m. on February 28, 2020 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough, you can choose a bowl made by local artisans and enjoy food from local restaurants while supporting Nourish food programs. (Photo courtesy of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)
Cornerstone Family Dentistry owner Dr. Anna Jo, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton executive diector Kim Dolan, and Nourish manager Joëlle Favreau at the February 5, 2020 YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser announcement at Cornerstone Family Dentistry. At the 16th annual event, taking place at 12 p.m. on February 28, 2020 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough, you can choose a bowl made by local artisans and enjoy food from local restaurants while supporting Nourish food programs. (Photo courtesy of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)

On Wednesday morning (February 5) at Cornerstone Family Dentistry at 681 Reid Street in Peterborough, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton announced tickets are on sale for the organization’s 16th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, which takes place at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 28th at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.

Cornerstone Family Dentistry is one of the supporters of this year’s event, along with Kawartha Cardiology, Swish Maintenance, Kawartha Potters’ Guild, Artisans Centre Peterborough, Kawartha Woodturners Guild, Country 105, Energy 99.7, BE Catering, Fresh Dreams, Naked Chocolate, Rare Grill House, That’s a Wrap Catering Co., Black Honey, Two Dishes Cookshop, The Old Smoke House, By the Bridge, Ashburnham Alehouse, Sam’s Place, and other local participating restaurants.

At the lunchtime fundraiser, for $40 you can choose from hundreds of ceramic and wooden bowls — crafted and donated by local artisans with Kawartha Potters’ Guild, Kawartha Woodturners Guild, and Artisans Centre Peterborough — and enjoy a variety of food prepared and donated by local restaurants. A limited number of VIP tickets, which allow for early entry at 11:30 a.m., are also available for $50.

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This year’s event will feature a new “mix and mingle” format at The Venue rather than a sit-down lunch. If you can’t attend in person, you can instead pre-order lunch from the event’s take-out menu and pick up the meal at The Venue (you will receive a charitable tax receipt in place of a bowl).

Tickets can be purchased online at ywcapeterborough.org, by phone by calling Ria Nicholson at 705-743-3526 x113, or in person at YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s administrative office at 216 Simcoe Street in downtown Peterborough.

All proceeds from the event will help to enhance local food security, reduce social isolation, and build healthy relationships through YWCA Nourish, whose innovative programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food cultivate health, build community, and promote fairness.

Members of the Kawartha Potters Guild came together in January to make more than 115 wheel-thrown and hand-built bowls for the annual YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser. The Kawartha Woodturners Guild and Artisans Centre Peterborough have also donated hand-crafted bowls for the event, which takes place at 12 p.m. on February 28, 2020 at  The Venue in downtown Peterborough. (Photo:  Kawartha Potters Guild / Facebook)
Members of the Kawartha Potters Guild came together in January to make more than 115 wheel-thrown and hand-built bowls for the annual YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser. The Kawartha Woodturners Guild and Artisans Centre Peterborough have also donated hand-crafted bowls for the event, which takes place at 12 p.m. on February 28, 2020 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Kawartha Potters Guild / Facebook)

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