Kwantlen Park Secondary’s annual community dinner sees more than 200 students from the school’s foods classes cook an entire turkey dinner before opening the school’s doors to the community. (Photo: Brianna Menzies-Vaught)

Surrey school’s annual community dinner has become tradition for many

Kwantlen Park Secondary dinner featured eight turkeys and 100 pounds of potatoes, beets and carrots

By Brianna Menzies-Vaught, Now-Leader contributor

SURREY — Turkey, stuffing and potatoes. Oh, my!

Kwantlen Park Secondary’s recent 10th annual community dinner featured eight turkeys, more than 100 pounds of potatoes, beets, and carrots along with 50 pounds of onions – not to mention an abundance of cookies and almond roka.

The dinner sees more than 200 students from Kwantlen Park’s foods classes cook an entire turkey dinner before opening the school’s doors to the community.

Dan Van Alstine, foods teacher at Kwantlen Park, said the dinner’s purpose is simple.

“Our main goal is to give back to the community,” Van Alstine said, adding the dinner has become a tradition for many families over the years.

“We see a lot of familiar faces from year to year, It’s always good to see them coming back, and giving them the meal that they deserve.”

But that’s not Van Alstine’s favourite thing about the annual event.

“My favourite part is giving my students the opportunity to take a leadership role.”

Kwantlen Park Secondary is located at 10441 132 St. in Surrey.



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