Sacred Memorial Shrine Workshop for Front Line Workers

Zoom (online)

Presenter: Paula Jardine / Marina Szijarto Program Description: An online gathering for making simple memorials, using a template provided, to honour those whose deaths have affected our lives. Guided by artist Marina Szijarto, the workshop is intended to be a refuge from what feels like a relentless wave of loss in the downtown east side.…

遺囑及遺產規劃(粵語) Wills and Estates (in Cantonese)

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Presenter: Annie Leung (with Family Services of Greater Vancouver's Financial Empowerment Team) Program Description: “寫遺囑”是否在你的待辦事項清單上已經很久了?你有興趣了解更多有關撰寫遺囑的內容嗎?擁有遺囑可確保你的遺產(您擁有和欠下的)在你去世時按照你的意願分配,這對每個人都很重要的。快來了解更多關於何時應該立遺囑、遺囑包含哪些內容以及對遺囑的要求等。講員梁玉珍是大溫哥華家庭協會的財務賦權計劃 (Financial Empowerment Program)一位經驗豐富的導師,具有教育和培訓的專業背景。她熱衷於為客戶提供個人生活理財知識技能,以管理他們的日常生活財務並改善他們的財務狀況。 與Family Services of Greater Vancouver合辦。Has "writing a will" been on your to do list for a long time? Interested in learning more about what is involved in writing a will? Having a will ensures your estate (what…

Tales of a Funeral Director – AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Speaker: Emily Bootle, Death Educator and Advocate Program Description: A funeral director, also known as an undertaker or mortician, is a professional involved in carrying out funeral rites, which often entails body care and burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the arrangements for the funeral ceremony. Ever wonder what happens to your…

GRIEFWAVE

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

GRIEFWAVE is an elegiac response to the life and death of Nikki Reimer's brother, Chris Reimer (1986-2012), a Calgary-based indie musician. It is also a meditation on the oscillating nature of loss and grief, and the ways in which mourning changes when it takes place in public, digital spheres. NIKKI REIMER (she/they) is a multimedia…

Out Trip – Koru Cremation | Burials | Ceremony

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Presenters: Emily Bootle & Ngaio Davis KORU is a locally, women-owned and operated, grass-roots funeral business centered on the value of environmental sustainability. They provide simple and tailored cremation, burial and ceremony services. In life, many of us are concerned with our impact on the environment and the meaningfulness of our connection – so too…

Recurring

Eulogy Writing: Memory is a Living Being

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Speaker: Hari Alluri Program Description: For those of us who have lost someone, the eulogy can be a way to reconnect. In this workshop, we will gather language, tune into our own memories and understanding, and make offerings with our words, either writing a eulogy for those we carry with us or drafting our own…

Recurring

Eulogy Writing: Memory is a Living Being

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Speaker: Hari Alluri Program Description: For those of us who have lost someone, the eulogy can be a way to reconnect. In this workshop, we will gather language, tune into our own memories and understanding, and make offerings with our words, either writing a eulogy for those we carry with us or drafting our own…

Film Screening: From Harling Point

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Film Description: This documentary tells the story of a Chinese cemetery in BC that became a National Heritage site. For Chinese pioneers who died in Canada, Victoria’s Chinese Cemetery at Harling Point was a temporary resting place until their bones could be returned home. This film traces the rich history of the Vancouver Island cemetery…

This is Assisted Dying: Author reading by Dr. Stefanie Green & Q+A

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Dr. Stefanie Green’s memoir, This Is Assisted Dying will change the way people think about their choices at the end of life, an important topic as our population confronts issues of wellness, integrity, agency and community, and how to live a connected, meaningful life. Dr. Green aims to show readers that assisted dying is less…

Film Screening: Documentary Short Films

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Join in watching four short documentaries about life and death! The first, Boo Hoo, is about a cemetery owner with stories to tell. The second, Home Cooked Music, tells the story of a man whose near-death experience prompted him to follow his passion of inventing instruments. The third, Why Me, is a humorous cartoon about someone coming to terms with a…

Death Conversation Game with Angela Fama

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Using the Death Conversation Game, creator/artist Angela Fama will be hosting an interactive collaborative conversation on death which you are invited to join! The subject's discussed will be defined through our shared conversation, inspired by questions presented through game (and how you chose to interpret the questions). This isn’t a standardized game, where there’s a…

Film Screening of Death Makes Life Possible

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC

Death Makes Life Possible follows cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Sparked by her own near death experience as a teenager, Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades.