Langley woman wants to bring the community to the dinner table

Stacey Wakelin hopes to celebrate Langley by sharing a meal together Dec. 8

A Langley woman wants to bring the community closer together — and what better way to do that than share a meal together.

Stacey Wakelin is organizing Dinner: Let’s Celebrate Langley, welcoming everyone to sit down to a nourishing meal with a ‘wonderfully’ diverse group of people on Friday, Dec. 8, at Langley Vineyard Church from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“This dinner is a chance to find out more about all we have in common, rather than what separates us,” said Wakelin.

“As we sit beside other members of our community — perhaps people we would never meet — and share a meal, we are strengthening the core of our community.”

The set meal includes dinner, dessert, coffee and juice catered by Sto:Lo Catering.

Wakelin is the founder of the Facebook page Langley Parents for Inclusivity and has organized several information sessions regarding inclusive education and SOGI curriculum.

She also organized a rally outside the Langley school board office in support of LGBTQ students.

With it being Christmastime, Wakelin thought it would be nice to break bread with members of the community, make new friends and connections.

She’s hoping for a good turnout, but also for people to look around them and see if there is anyone they know of who could benefit from this meal.

She’s hoping people will buy a ticket for any neighbours who are lonely, struggling to make ends meet or are new to the area.

While the dinner is being held at Friends Langley Vineyard, however, this is not a church organized or faith-based event.

“We are very grateful to Friends Langley Vineyard for allowing us to use their space for our event,” she added.

If you would like to be part of Let’s Celebrate Langley, tickets are $10.

Go to elevatelangley@gmail.com.

Or click here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Teacher parades connect staff to student families during quarantines

Half a dozen Langley elementary schools have held similar events

Cops for Cancer hoping tour still on as spring fundraising suspended

Tour de Valley riders from the Fraser Valley are waiting for the all-clear

WEATHER: Clear skies, windy near the water in Langley

Temperatures to reach a high of 11 C

Bowen Byram makes all-star, again

Vancouver Giants defenceman recognized for second year in a row

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says

Cases in hospital are a definitive count of people who have the novel coronavirus

B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear five challenges about the pipeline

N95 masks on the way for Canada after 3M reaches deal with White House

The Trump White House had ordered 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada

Most Read