In many cultures around the world, October is a time to show respect for those who have passed on.
This year, Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery will host the 15th annual All Souls event, a series of non-denominational sacred gatherings, curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, meant to help attendees do just that.
Since 2005, Jardine has been the artist in residence at Mountain View Cemetary in Vancouver, creating the annual All Souls event with longtime collaborator Szijarto. She’s also the artist in residence at Royal Oak Burial Park.
Originally from England, Szijarto is the art director/designer at Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery’s ‘All Souls’ event. For the last 15 years, she’s pioneered the use of Shrines to honour the dead in Vancouver community-based events.
All Souls will take place from Saturday, October 26 to Friday, November 1 and will include activities like candle ceremonies and the chance to create personal memorials.
According to its organizers, the “unique cultural event” is meant to offer the public “an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetary or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.”
When: Saturday, October 26 to Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: A schedule of events is available online
Where: Mountain View Cemetery – 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: All events are free; donations are welcome