7pm – Volunteer Orientation
- for people who would like to know more about the All Souls event or get involved
- Opportunities for volunteering include evening help with memorials, flower garlands as well as tea making
7:30pm – “Creating Personal Memorials” Presentation and Talk
The orientation will be followed by a presentation by Marina Szijarto, art and technical director of the project, on the creation of personal shrines and memorials.
6-10 pm – All Souls Opening: Music, Tea, Flowers and Candles
The first fires are lit at sundown, and throughout the evening the cemetery comes alive with music, poetry, and flickering candles. Inside the celebration hall you will find tea to refresh you, and flowers, papers and candles for the creation of personal memorials to place on one of the artist made shrines or family graves.
- you may wish to bring a jar and copies of personal photos to make a memorial
Find your Ancestors at Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View staff will be available this evening for locating specific burials within the Cemetery database and providing maps & information to families.
7-9 pm – The Celebration Hall will be open for tea and the creation of personal memorials
Quiet incidental music may be encountered in shrine areas.
3-5pm – Mourners’ tea
A community conversation about suicide through personal experiences. This is a friendly opportunity to talk about our experiences and learn from others.
7:15 pm, 8pm and 8:45pm
Premiere of “The Rose in Winter: poems of Tanya Kern” by Mountain View Cemetery’s Composer in Residence, Mark Haney
Heather Pawsey (soprano) and Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute)
- with an installation by Diane Park
Presented by “The Little Chamber Music Series That Could”
6-8 pm Community Shrine Lighting
Join the artists on their nightly rounds, keeping the candles lit at the shrines throughout the cemetery.
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.
* Please note that this is NOT a Sugar Skulls workshop and no registration is required. Sugar Skulls will be available for decorating only.
7 – 8:30 pm “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 – 9:30 pm 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.