One week till May SOUP - meet the pitchers
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Spring SOUP is on!

Come join us on May 5 at the Groundswell Cafe where we'll be serving up more yummy soup by Rebel Soup, salad, bread and entertainment. You get to be pumped up by all the positive work your fellow Vancouverites are doing and you can support them with a minimum donation of just $10. RSVP on our Facebook page and spread the word!

New to SOUP? Learn more about how it works here.

This will be the final SOUP before we take a break for the summer so come fill up your bowl with community and then come on back for more in September. 

Meet the Projects who will knock your socks off at SOUP next week...


Mat Collective

Can a single waste stream really do social, environmental, and economic good? We think so!

Mat collective is a multi-studio yoga mat recycling and upcycling initiative being piloted in Vancouver.

Backed by a 4,000 member community of yogis, we’re tackling some of the bigger issues that our students face by using the one thing we have a lot of – yoga mats. 

Join us at SOUP and hear how creative thinking and free yoga has created an opportunity to change lives off the mat.

Our mission through Upcycle Vancouver is to build a movement around the use of reclaimed materials. We do this by connecting the community through engagement and showcasing opportunities, breaking down the misconceptions that surround the use of reclaimed materials, and experimenting with the possibilities that these materials hold in design. We are supporting the community in tackling and realizing the potential of this exciting and imperative challenge as part of a broader movement towards zero waste.

Salish Sea Movement

Salish Sea Movement is a local non-profit dedicated to empowering marginalized youth with movement. Our work focuses on gymnastics, parkour, martial arts, weightlifting, circus arts, and more. We believe that movement promotes personal and professional achievement, builds stronger communities, and inspires healthy life habits among inner-city youth in Vancouver. We operate through peer-mentorship and mutual aid: when you purchase training from us, your contribution directly supports training for inner-city youth. In turn, we train and employ our keen students to become coaches for other youth in our programs

The Stranger Project
Colin Easton is a storyteller, writer, connection activist, and mental health advocate.

After being diagnosed with clinical depression in 2013, Colin decided to do what he could to break his pattern of isolation. Wondering Vancouver, he met one stranger a day, and listened to that person’s story. Then he blogged about each encounter for The Stranger Project - est. 2014, the blog he created to support his personal wellbeing. "It’s about connection,” says Colin. “I wanted to see what would happen, if I connected with strangers, instead of walking past them. To broaden my mind, open my heart and listen, free from any judgement.” 

What started as a personal social experiment has led Colin on a life-changing journey, that continues still. When he’s not meeting strangers, Colin spends his time obsessing over politics, listening to house music, and taking photographs.
Vancouver SOUP is supported by CCEC Credit Union - making it possible for all of your donations to go directly to the winner of each event!
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