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Mountain View Cemetery to host All Souls events

October 24 2013

All Souls - baby and man

The City of Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery will host a series of events that honour the dead through ceremony and celebration with the 9th annual All Souls which runs October 26 to November 2.

All Souls offers you an opportunity to remember the dead, whether they are interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.

The week of events, curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, feature music, art, demonstrations, and memorial-making workshops.

All Souls event highlights

All Souls launches on October 26 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the cemetery’s Celebration Hall (Fraser Street at East 39th Avenue). The family-oriented evening will include music and warming fires. The cemetery registry will also be open for locating specific graves on site.

Programming at Mountain View Cemetery throughout the week includes:

  • October 27 at 7:00 pm: The Threshold Choir honour the tradition of bedside singing
  • October 30 at 7:00 pm: Demonstration of the sugar skulls tradition
  • October 31 at 7:00, 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm: The Little Chamber Music Series that Could presents the world premiere of Canadian Nicole Lizée's latest work 
  • November 1 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Display of the artist-created Shrines for Dia de Muertos and traditional Mexican music by El Mariachi

From October 27 to November 1, Celebration Hall will also be open nightly from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm for memorial making.

Get to know Mountain View and the people buried here

All Souls event - Mountain View Cemetery

Tours and events at the cemetery

Mountain View offers an ideal setting to engage with both history and nature. Take in one of our events or walking tours.