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*Kits Village Drop-in "Spaghetti" Night near 5th and Trafalgar - basically full now, but can take 1 or 2 more

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*Kits Village Drop-in "Spaghetti" Night near 5th and Trafalgar - basically full now, but can take 1 or 2 more

Time: September 23, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Kits
Street: near 5th and Trafalgar
Phone: RSVP here or to Ross at ross@villagevancouver.ca (address to be sent out a couple days before)
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, drop-in spaghetti night, dinner, meet your neighbours, 5th and trafalgar
Organized By: Russell Cameron, Laura Lee Coles, Malin Hansen, Ross Moster, Kits Village and Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2013

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Share a free meal with neighbours, prepared by a neighbour. Last year, almost 200 people participated in over a dozen spaghetti nights and at the community-wide celebration.

Our 4th DISN is on September 23. Open to all, this drop-in hosted by Russell is aimed at neighbours living within 2-3 blocks of 5th and Trafalgar. The meal will be vegetarian and much of the food will be sourced fresh and locally.

There's room for 12 people. Update - we're basically full (11 adults and 3 kids) but could accommodate 1 or 2 more.

The 4th in a series of 12 plus neighbourhood Drop-in "Spaghetti" Nights hosted by different Kits Villagers and other VVers around Kits and the Westside over the next few months, followed by a community-wide celebration on November 7th. Hosts will provide the meal and track where the ingredients come from, and we'll collate how local our eating habits are and how spaghetti night are helping connect neighbours at the community gathering.

Much of the food will be grown and sourced locally, including from the Kits Village Collaborative Garden and the Thursday Westside Community Food Market. Hosts who want to "grow their own DISN dinner" can obtain free seeds from the KV Seed library, and then can recycle any plastic containers at the monthly Kits Village Plastic Recycling Depots, and compost the food scraps at the KV garden or take them to one of our weekly food scrap drops spots.

By the way, they’re called Drop-in “Spaghetti” nights, because many of the ones we've held in the past have involved serving spaghetti, but they can really involve any foods - for instance, Drop-in Rutabaga Night.

If you live on the Westside and would like to participate or host a DISN, please RSVP here or send your name and cross-streets to Ross at ross@villagevancouver.ca.

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Supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver, administered by Kits Neighbourhood House.

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Comment by Ross Moster on September 24, 2013 at 12:18pm

14 people attended. Great meal, Russell. Thanks for hosting and creating such a delicious dinner!

Comment by Ross Moster on September 24, 2013 at 12:17pm

Hi Sarah,

"Drop-in spaghetti nights" is more of a name for the gatherings at this point, then a description of what people serve. Each host is free to choose what they serve. In fact, out of the last 20 or so "spaghetti" nights, spaghetti has actually only been served once.

Last night, for instance, Russell served soup and salad. About 80% of the ingredients were grown in the neighbourhood at the Kits Village Collaborative Garden.

I love spaghetti squash!

Comment by Ross Moster on September 20, 2013 at 4:46pm

Hi Sarah,

Drop-in spaghetti nights are free. This meal is vegetarian. (See description above.)

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