All Souls Night October 29th Mountain View Cemetery

10 Oct

AllSoulsNightYou are invited to the 12th Annual All Souls Night Saturday, October 29th  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 5455 Fraser Street.  This event is curated by artist Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto and was created to provide opportunities for the public to commemorate their dead with a family-oriented community art event. The Celebration Hall will be open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for tea and personal memorial making. Artists and community members will come together to create a sanctuary for remembrance and reflection. You are encouraged to bring a lantern and candles as well as photos if you wish to create a memorial for a loved one in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty. The event takes place rain or shine.  To learn more about All Souls Night and events that continue to November 1st visit a Night For All Souls.  All schedule of all the events around this date are set out below, or you can visit Night For All Souls.

 The departed they visit us in dreams. They glide across our memories like shadows over streams.
Inscription on a headstone at Mountain View Cemetery.

October 29th
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Souls Opening With Music, Tea, Flowers & Candles.

October 30th to November 1st
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tea & Personal Memorials In The Celebration Hall

October 30th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mourners’ Tea A community conversation about suicide through personal experiences.

October 30th
7:15 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:45 pm
Mark Haney’s “The Rose in Winter: poems of Tanya Kern” Heather Pawsey (soprano) & Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) with an installation by Diane Park.

October 31st
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Shrine Lighting – You Are Invited to Join artists on their nightly rounds.

October 31st
7:30 pm -9:00 pm
An Evening of Beautiful Music with Guzheng Harpist, Jessica Yee

October 31st
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Memorial Making & Sugar Skulls Decorating. Memorials and a popular, hands on exploration of a Mexican tradition.

November 1st
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Crossing the Sea: Tales of the Last Journey”. An evening of transformative tales, with the Vancouver Society of Storytelling

November 1st
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Processional Music with Balkan Schmalkan and closing night procession to
the shrines throughout the Cemetery.

 All events are free, but donations are welcome.

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