All Souls returns to Mountain View Cemetery

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All Souls at the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver is back for for 2015.

The unique cultural event, now in its 11th year, is curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marine Szijarto, and was conceived as a way for people to honour their dead. As a “non-denominational sacred event,” All Souls provides an opportunity for people to share their beliefs, cultures, and traditions, and pay their respects to the loved ones they have lost.

Featured activities include talks on end-of-life care, workshops on creating sugar skulls, musical performances, and a shrine lighting on Halloween Night.

Every night until November 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Mountain View Celebration Hall will also be open for memorial activities. Some of the upcoming All Souls events include:

All Souls Events

  • October 28 – An evening with the Vancouver Society of Storytelling – 7 to 9 p.m.
  • October 29 – Sugar skull workshop – 7 to 9 p.m.
  • October 30 – Joelsay Pankanea’s Give Stages – 7 to 9 p.m.
  • October 31 – Community shrine lighting and harpist Janelle Nadeau – 6 to 9 p.m.
  • November 1 – Historical walking tour, processional music – 2 to 9 p.m.

Night for All Souls

When: Now until November 1

Where: Mountain View Cemetery – 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver

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