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 17, 2019

 
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 brigade as well as tea service
  • People unable to attend the orientation, but who want to help, should contact Paula @ 778-888-9967
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 26, 2019

 

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 copies of personal photos to make a memorial. Other materials will be available on-site 
  • REMEMBER: Memorials made from glass or other breakable materials will be removed from shrines. Please use the alternatives offered.
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 27 to Friday, November 1, 2019

 

All Souls Week
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 27, 2019

 

 
7-9pm – An evening dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and their families

Songs and ceremony for healing and commemoration. All Welcome.


Monday, October 28, 2019

 

 
7-9 pm – Quiet night. The Celebration Hall will be open for tea and the creation of personal memorials

Quiet incidental music may be encountered in shrine areas.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

 

 
7:30 – 8:30pm An Evening Dedicated to Remembering Victims of Hate – with the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir

Through grief and devastation to hope and a renewed commitment to each other. Join the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir as they honour victims of hate crimes and repair our broken world.

 


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

 

 
7-9 pm – Quiet night. The Celebration Hall will be open for tea and the creation of personal memorials

Quiet incidental music may be encountered in shrine areas.

 
7:30pm – Annual Mourners’ Tea

A community conversation about death & grieving through personal experiences.  This is a friendly opportunity to talk about our experiences and learn from others.

* Doors to the big hall will close at 7:30pm, to allow for an uninterrupted conversation. The tea room will remain open,


Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

 
7:30 – 9:00 pm An evening of beautiful harp music with Janelle Nadeau

A quiet refuge from the chaos of Hallowe’en. For all ages

(Sugar skulls for the creation of offrendas will be available in the Celebration Hall memorial-making area on this night)


Friday, November 1, 2019

 

 
7:30 – 8:30 pm Closing Night Procession

A final procession to visit the shrines throughout the Cemetery

 

For more details or to get involved,
please contact artistic coordinator Paula Jardine at 778-888-9967 or send an email.

There will be ASL interpreters onsite for all scheduled events

All events are free. Wheelchair Accessible. 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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