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…

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…

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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.

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Day of the Dead Decorations Workshop

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

“One time a year, our departed come back to celebrate with us” With the approaching celebration of the Day of the Dead, the Carnegie community promote their creativity and imagination with the elaboration of different decorations alluding to this tradition through craft workshops. These great activities will be carried out continuously until November 2. As…

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Day of the Dead Decorations Workshop

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

“One time a year, our departed come back to celebrate with us” With the approaching celebration of the Day of the Dead, the Carnegie community promote their creativity and imagination with the elaboration of different decorations alluding to this tradition through craft workshops. These great activities will be carried out continuously until November 2. As…

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Day of the Dead Decorations Workshop

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

“One time a year, our departed come back to celebrate with us” With the approaching celebration of the Day of the Dead, the Carnegie community promote their creativity and imagination with the elaboration of different decorations alluding to this tradition through craft workshops. These great activities will be carried out continuously until November 2. As…

Day of the Dead Celebration

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

“Day of the dead, a celebration of memory and a ritual that privileges remembrance over oblivion.” The Day of the Dead is one of the most deeply rooted Latin traditions. And it is spreading to more and more countries around the world due to the great curiosity and interest it generates. Moreover, this tradition was…