“…I believe this is what we can do for our dead: tread over the ground that nourishes them so they will hear us and know that life goes on.”
– Susan Swan, from “What Casanova Told Me”
Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 20
7pm – Volunteer Orientation
7:30pm – “Creating Personal Memorials”: Presentation and Talk
Saturday, October 29
6-10 pm – All Souls Opening
Music, tea, flowers and candles.
Find your Ancestors at Mountain View
Sunday, October 30 to Tuesday, November 1
7-9pm – Tea & personal memorials in the Celebration Hall
Sunday, October 30
3-5pm – Mourners’ tea
A community conversation about suicide through personal experiences.
7:15pm, 8pm and 8:45pm – Mark Haney’s “The Rose in Winter: poems of Tanya Kern”
• Heather Pawsey (soprano) & Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) with an installation by Diane Park.
Mon., October 31
6-8pm – Community shrine lighting
Join the artists on their nightly rounds
7:30-9pm – An Evening of Beautiful Music
• with Guzheng Harpist, Jessica Yee
A quiet refuge from the chaos of Hallowe’en. For all ages.
7-9pm – Memorial Making & Sugar Skulls Decorating
Memorials and a popular, hands on exploration of a Mexican tradition.
Tuesday, November 1
7-8:30pm – “Crossing the Sea: Tales of the Last Journey”
• an evening of transformative tales, with the Vancouver Society of Storytelling
• doors open at 6:30pm
8:30-9:30pm – Processional Music with Balkan Schmalkan
• closing night procession to the shrines throughout the Cemetery
For more details or to get involved, please call 604-325-2646 or send us an email.
All events are free. Donations welcome.