Hungry Hearts 2014


Our Place Society

About This Project

The Our Place Society is an inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoriaís most vulnerable working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. The group serves over 1,600 meals per day, and provides hot showers, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units.

Hungry Hearts was an inaugural gala fundraiser created and produced by Brink Events benefiting the society. The main feature of the event was a 5 chef competition to see who could create the top soup & sandwich combination – a meal typically served by Our Place for lunch. Voting by guests determined a winner. Combine this with great entertainment, a delicious selection of beverages, full decor and lighting, an amazing live auction, and a top-notch guestlist, and the evening turned out to be a huge success. After all was said and done, Our Place raised over $58,000 (after costs) from this first year total – a very admirable total for any inaugural event.

The event is now entering its fourth year and it’s raised over $350,000 in its first three years.

Whispers. Chatter. Conversations. We’re starting to hear people talk about events again…

Though the excitement is undeniable, we’re still practicing cautious optimism. But things are changing and improving, and the future looks promising. But just to let you know…

Brink Events is still around. We haven’t gone anywhere.

In fact, we’re more excited than ever about the event industry as we move forward. We truly believe that humans thrive on social interaction and engagement, and it’s been sorely missed. We can’t wait for the day we’re able to bring everyone back together.

Though we don’t have a specific timeline for the return, we want to open conversations. Please reach out to us if you have an event in mind or any questions. We have no doubt that things are going to get busy, so we want to start the dialogue now. We can’t wait to hear from you.

All the best and stay safe.

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