Amanda Smith, agricultural co-ordinator with the Langley Environmental Partners Society, was one of the two organizers of a community dinner on Sept. 26. The next one is Feb. 1. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Dinner is served – next Langley community dinner planned for Feb. 1

Tickets are $5 for the community-organized dinner meant to encourage people to meet their neighbours

A chance to break bread and break the ice happens with the next One Table Community Dinner on Feb. 1.

Stacey McLeod Wakelin has been doing community dinners for a few years now, connecting people within the community and making a difference in breaking down barriers. This past fall, Amanda Smith from Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) has joined forces with Wakelin to ensure that this sense of true community continues to flourish throughout Langley neighbourhoods.

“It is time to get to know our neighbours within our neighbourhoods. Social media is doing a great job at connecting people. Now it’s time to take it one step forward,” Smith said.

The community is invited to dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Shepherd of the Valley Church, 20097 72nd Ave. The event runs 6 t0 8 p.m.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for all ages to gather around the table and talk, like we used to at home around the dinner table. If you don’t have a family, we will be that for you. Everyone there, will be that for you,” she added.

Dinner will be lasagna, salads, bread and dessert. There are gluten-free and vegetarian lasagna, as well.

Tickets are $5 but if this is a financial barrier, people can contact the organizers because they want everyone to be able to participate.

People can go to and search for Langley Community Dinner to get tickets. Or people can RSVP by contacting Wakelin (text 778-808-8954) or email Smith at and then pay at the door. The deadline to RSVP has been extended until Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

They encourage people to pick up more than one ticket and invite others along.

“As no matter how we grow and change as an overall community, we need to talk with each other. Getting to know each other does not have to stop us from reaching out with each other, when we need it,” Wakelin said.

The evening, though intended to encourage conversation and meeting other local residents, also features some entertainment.

“We look forward to welcoming a musical guest, Jana Seale, and collaborating on an art project with the guidance of Zealous Art,” she added.

The church has donated the space for this event that is organized by local residents and has no religious nor political affiliations.

• READ MORE: Breaking bread helps break the ice at Langley community dinner

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


On the Table was a community dinner held in Murrayville last autumn. The event included discussions on food security. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Former Langley resident and country musician embarks on cross-province tour

Kellen Saip will perform at the Water Shed Arts Cafe on March 13

Langley teens spread the love to residents at Langley Memorial Hospital

R.E. Mountain Secondary students gifted teddy bears

Anson Yu, an R.E. Mountain Secondary student in Langley, recognized as a Loran Scholar

Yu was one of 36 recipients of the four-year undergraduate award and one of six from B.C.

Drug deaths drop by half in Langley

The total number of lethal overdoses remains higher than before the crisis began

Final four to play at 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament in Langley

Walnut Grove Gators vs. St. Patrick Celtics, Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs vs. Kelowna Owls

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

VIDEO: Protesters block tracks in Maple Ridge

West Coast Express train service has been suspended, buses arranged for commuters

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Motorists were ‘driving like their own Indy 500’ before fatal Abbotsford crash, court hears

Family member declares defence request for 90-day jail sentence a ‘joke’

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

Man pleads guilty to stabbing woman, off-duty cop outside North Delta elementary school

The suspect, whose name is under a publication ban, faced 10 charges in relation to this incident

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Most Read