Monday, October 22, 2012

All Souls' Events - October 2012 at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver BC

It's that time of year again - All Souls' at Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery  is almost here. Some activities and participants are now familiar to many, but new things will be happening too. Mountain View is Vancouver's only cemetery and is just west of Fraser St, between 31st Ave and 43rd Ave., easily accessible.

Plan to attend. Come early to have a good look around this 106 acre civic space, locate a family member's grave, or to take photographs. Then attend one of the evening events. All Souls' is an artist led, family friendly opportunity for quiet reflection and remembrance, and for sharing those experiences too, if you like, no matter where you're from.

Saturday, October 27 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Music, warming fires, and fragrant teas comfort the living, and public shrines remember the dead.  Inside the Celebration Hall you will find space and materials to craft your own personal memorials.

Sunday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Threshold Choir performance in the Celebration Hall.  The all-women Threshold Choir honours the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling, some with living, some with dying.

Tuesday, October 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm 

Film screening of the 2006 documentary "Forever" about Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.

Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

The Orkestar Slivovica Balkan Brass Band performance and procession through the shrines to honour the dead.

Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC
V5W 2Z3
Phone: 604-325-2646
(entrance at 39th Ave)

Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver - All Souls' Calendar of Events