In many cultures around the world, October is a time for many to show respect for those who have passed on.
And at Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery, a series of non-denominational sacred gatherings, curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto is meant to help attendees do just that, in the form of the annual All Souls event.
Since 2005, Jardine has been the artist in residence at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, creating the annual All Souls event with longtime collaborator Szijarto. She is 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 has pioneered the use of Shrines to honour the dead in Vancouver community-based events.
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 Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.”
When: Saturday, October 27 to Thursday, November 1
Time: A schedule of events is available online
Where: Mountain View Cemetery— 5455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Admission: All events are free. Donations are welcome