Let's Connect This September

Connecting with one another is essential to our wellbeing – even if we’re physically apart, conversation is the first step to building closer community relationships.

On the Table is a platform for anyone who wants to host meaningful conversations about topics that matter most to them.

Plan your event for anytime during the month of September.

Register to Host

What’s On the Table?

It’s a BC-wide occasion to bring together friends, colleagues, or neighbours to talk about what matters most to you. Whether in small groups or online, On the Table encourages us all to take time to connect and share meaningful conversation.

This year, we recognize that COVID guidelines may mean that gatherings look different than in the past. Not to worry! Check out our How to Host for creative ideas on hosting.

Register to Host

Public Events

Cariboo Community Deathcaring Network

Monday, Sept 21, 6:30pm



Tuesday, Sept 22, 6-7:30pm


IMPACT Parkinson's Society

Queens Park Large Picnic Shelter, New Westminster
Thursday, Sept 24, 1pm


Lillooet Public Library

Lillooet REC Centre lawn, Lillooet
Friday, Sept 25, 4pm & 6:30pm


Shonora and Yuliana

Wolastoqiyik, Heritage Park, Mission
Friday, Sept 25, 4pm


Paulo, Rachel and Daniel Marques

William Mackie Park, 1592 W71st Ave, Vancouver
Friday, Sept 25, 5-7pm


David Fallon

Saturday, Sept 26 10am-11:15am


Driftwood Village Cohousing

Wagg Creek Park, North Vancouver
Saturday, Sept 26, 10 am


South Hill Neighbours

Tuesday, Sept 29, 7:30-8:30pm


Hilary Henegar

Wednesday, Sept 30, 7pm



Tuesday, Oct 6, 7-9pm


Featured Hosts

The conversations were as unique and diverse as the community catalysts across the province that came together to share them. When we asked hosts across British Columbia, “What’s on your mind?” this is what they said.

Lunch, charcuterie & how VR builds community

Prem Gill

Harvest dinner, song & story & friends of the Similkameen

Kelly Terbasket

Coffee, cinnamon buns & encouraging volunteerism

Chris Mathieson

Dumplings, tea & longevity

Wilson Liang

Beer, film & rainbow refugee

Hilary Henegar

Seasonal classics, wine & honouring legacy

Karri Schuermans

Steak, wine & interracial relationships

Dara Parker

Farm fresh pizza, beer & food systems on the coast

Roo Miller-Petit

Hot pot, plum drink & growing up ‘multicultural’

Kevin Huang & Amanda Huynh

Taboulleh, falafel & barriers to employment

Craig Hikida

Bannock, tea & Indigenous fashion

Joleen Mitton

Curry, beer & equity

Sarah White

Community Reflections & Insights

In 2018 and 2019, we asked On the Table hosts and guests to share their experiences in a post-event survey. Stats and stories were collected, and we followed several hosts throughout their journey. All our findings are collected here in these two reports, summarizing and sharing the results of this collective movement towards a more connected province.