All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery

5455 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC

604-325-2646
mountain.view@vancouver.ca

About All Souls

Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.

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Event Details

Details for each All Souls event can be found below. Please use the links or simply scroll down to read about the date you’re looking for.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

 

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.


Sunday, October 30 to Tuesday, November 1, 2015

 

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.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

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”


Monday, October 31, 2016

 

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.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

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.


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All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery

5455 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC

604-325-2646
mountain.view@vancouver.ca

About All Souls

Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.

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