"I have known Stacey for a few years, Stacey is a woman of integrity, courage and community, which are also a part of Langley School District’s core values. I have witnessed Stacey have the courage to stand for her beliefs and I have witnessed Stacey stand with others whose voices needed to be heard.
Stacey believes in public education and has a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities in serving as a Trustee. Stacey will be a strong voice, an outstanding advocate and who will also work well with our community. I have no doubt that Stacey will serve our children, parents/caregivers and staff well in our District. I fully support and endorsement of Stacey Wakelin as she seeks to serve as a Trustee on the Langley Board of Education."
Former Trustee, Langley School District
"At POP, we’re about people power and I’m proud to be endorsing Stacey as she seeks to serve as a Trustee on the Langley Board of Education. Stacey is a proven community leader who has an ability to focus through the “noise” around her to bring the power of people together and have positive community impact. Stacey was a critical collaboration leader for me as the POP team worked with not-for-profit, education and community leaders to build SOGI-inclusive education for all students. I have no doubt that Stacey will continue to be the courageous leader who engages in important action-focused dialogue that will benefit all students and families in Langley."
Brad Beattie, CEO, POP the People Agency
"I am honoured to endorse Stacey Wakelin as a trustee for the Langley School Board. I have known Stacey and her work in the community for several years. Whether hosting community dinners or founding organizations like BC Families for Inclusivity, Stacey continues to find inspiring ways to focus her remarkable skill-set on improving the lives of children and families in Langley.
In everything she does, Stacey is collaborative and hard-working; she will undoubtedly contribute to a positive and constructive working atmosphere on the Langley School Board. Furthermore, as a community leader, small business owner, and mom to two high-school students, serving as a Trustee on the Langley School Board will be an excellent use of her talents and voice."
2020 MLA Candidate in Langley-East
Chair of the KPU Biology Program Advisory Committee
Mom to a child entering the Langley Public School system in 2021
"Stacey brings people together. It's that simple. She works through the hard stuff and has a calm demeanor while doing it. When she told me she was considering running, I could not think of a better person to bring positive change to the Langley School Board.
Why? She stands up and, unlike so many in politics, isn’t beholden to others. She stays true to her values of inclusion and diversity while working diligently to represent her community.
How? Stacey is a driving force of many community initiatives - whether creating a community dinner series, creating safe spaces for families, or volunteering with different community organizations."
Instructional Designer & Product Manager
"Thanks Cindy Dalglish, for pointing out Stacey Wakelin's many strong
contributions to our community. I’ve attended several of the community dinners that she co-hosted, serve on a non-profit board with Stacey, have supported other causes that she has championed and was ready to support Stacey’s efforts for Langley’s first Pride celebration as an act of social inclusion until COVID cancelled it. I love Stacey’s commitment to an inclusive community and am pleased to see her putting herself forward to serve our community through our school board."
John Aldag, Cultural Services Manager - Township of Langley,
First Member of Parliament for Cloverdale - Langley City (2015-2019)
"Stacey Wakelin’s experience and values make her more than well-qualified to join the hardworking team that works to support Langley’s school district, our students and community. Her hands-on and direct approach in business, social justice, and community building make her the perfect candidate. She is a knowledgeable and intelligent problem-solver. It would be a pleasure to see Stacey at the table helping shape our school district for years to come."
Kim Houlind, Social Advocate and Community Builder.
"As a teacher, I am sad to say that I have been left severely disappointed by the inaction of many school trustees. I am done having the education system led by individuals that have rarely listened of represented my district with the level of advocacy and strength needed. This is the exact reason why Stacey Wakelin is the person we need in the role of trustee. I have seen her advocacy in action during this time of COVID-19, standing up for the safety of students, teachers and staff. I know that she will listen to all stakeholders and fight for a strong public education system. Our education system is one of the cornerstones of our society, we need trustees that understand that responsibility. A vote for her is a vote for your voice. A vote for her is a vote for strong and ethical leadership. I am proud to say that as a teacher, I fully support Stacey."
Annie Ohana, public school teacher, anti-opression curriculum specialist and founder of Mustang Justice
"As a local business owner, professional facilitator/instructor, and parent to two school-aged children in the public education system, I am honoured to provide this endorsement for Stacey Wakelin in her campaign to serve as Trustee on The Langley Board of Education.
Stacey presents an indescribable pursuit of equality, tireless volunteerism and exhaustive advocacy for all students' best interests. I have witnessed Stacey navigate challenging conversations regarding pupil health and safety with integrity, professionalism, and an inspiring commitment to each student's wellbeing and the wellbeing of the entire Langley community.
Stacey may be the most qualified candidate I have encountered to sit on The Board. I am thrilled to support her as she promotes investment into the public education system, creating the change we desperately need for our children and their educators."
Anna Mullens, local business owner and Township of Langley resident.
"I am proud to announce my support of Stacey Wakelin in the upcoming Township of Langley by-election for School Trustee. Stacey is an incredible community leader who approaches each endeavour with passion and diligence. Through her many initiatives and roles within the Langley community, she has proven that her commitment to the betterment of youth opportunities is a top priority. I truly believe Stacey will be an effective, honest, and innovative Trustee with students best interests at heart. With that being said, I cannot see someone more fit for the Board of Education than Stacey and therefore strongly encourage you to vote for her in this election."
Ashley Haines, Brookswood Secondary Graduate, UBC Student and volunteer in the Langley community.
2016: YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE FRIENDS Community Builder Award (Individual category)
2016: BC Multicultural Award Nominee (Nominated for volunteer efforts in community)
2017: Awarded Langley Advance Volunteer Of The Year, voted on by Langley Advance readers.
2018: Nominated for Cultural Diversity Award (Champion of Diversity)
2018: Nominated for Vancouver Pride Society StandOUT award (Social Activist Category)
IN THE NEWS:
2017: Advocacy and Activism for equality in our schools: https://www.citynews1130.com/2017/09/25/langley-rally-to-support-lgbtq-curriculum/
2018: Attended and was featured on the Parent Advocacy Panel at BCTF's "Advocacy Works Conference", BCTF Teacher Magazine Page 19.
2018: Candidate in Local Election 2018, ran for a seat on Township of Langley Council.
2019: Campaign video, discussion on why I decided to step forward to run in the 2019 Federal election.