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.

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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.

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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.

Seasonal classics, wine & honouring legacy

Karri Schuermans

Coffee, cinnamon buns & encouraging volunteerism

Chris Mathieson

Lunch, charcuterie & how VR builds community

Prem Gill

Bannock, tea & Indigenous fashion

Joleen Mitton

Taboulleh, falafel & barriers to employment

Craig Hikida

Curry, beer & equity

Sarah White

Harvest dinner, song & story & friends of the Similkameen

Kelly Terbasket

Dumplings, tea & longevity

Wilson Liang

Steak, wine & interracial relationships

Dara Parker

Farm fresh pizza, beer & food systems on the coast

Roo Miller-Petit

Beer, film & rainbow refugee

Hilary Henegar

Hot pot, plum drink & growing up ‘multicultural’

Kevin Huang & Amanda Huynh

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.