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Friday 6 November 2009 @ 17:34 - GMT

Winnipeg Harvest's annual fundraiser, the Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction, is being held November 10 at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel.

The event is to feature bowls which have been signed and painted by Elton, Celine Dion, David Cassidy, Muhammad Ali, and the entire cast of Coronation Street--to name just a handful of the participants.

The evening will begin with a simple meal of fine soups and breads and culminate with live and silent auctions of 63 bowls.

Barry McArton, a Harvest volunteer and co-chair of the event, pointed out that some of the artists, such as Dolly Parton, came from poverty themselves.

"The people in the arts world who have made it didn't always have money. Most of them were struggling at some point and may have even relied on food banks at some time. Most of them realise they've got to give back," he said.