Soup Ste. Marie

Soup Ste. Marie is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects led by individuals, businesses and groups of community members. Read more

On November 14th, 2013, NORDIK Institute's Downtown Dialogue in Action Project held the city's first Soup Ste. Marie at 180 Projects.  The event is a community initiative aimed at crowd funding for community projects.

The theme for the first Soup Ste. Marie was: How will you Change the Downtown? Additional Event information can be found here: Soup Ste Marie - Event Information

Soup Ste. Marie is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects led by individuals, businesses and groups of community members. It is a recurring micro-grant model based on the international Sunday Soup program which uses crowd sourcing to finance creative projects through community meals. The idea is simple:

  • Each Soup Ste. Marie event will have a different focus, but one that will encourage imaginative projects that benefit the community.
  • $10 entrance fee gets you a bowl of soup and a vote on a project.
  • Community Partisoupants showcase their projects through a 5-minute presentation and a 5-minute Q&A.
  • Attendees get to listen to presentations, engage with Partisoupants and cast their vote to grant the proceeds to the most inspiring project.
  • No one but the winning presenter makes money from these events, however this is a unique opportunity for partisoupating projects to showcase their work and network with attendees

For more information on Soup Ste. Marie please contact the Soup Ste. Marie Organizing Committee at soupstemarie@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook and join the movement! 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/539005459500908/