South Hill Neighbours is hosting a lantern-making afternoon on October 19th. You are invited to come and create your own lantern. Supplies will be provided to create one of the following types of lantern: a hand-carved turnip lantern; a wax paper window lantern or a tissue paper globe lantern. There is also a simpler version of the globe lantern for small children. All ages are welcome. We are creating these lanterns in preparation for a lantern procession to All Souls Night one week later. Participants are welcome to bring photos of loved ones they have lost which can be incorporated into the lantern so that it becomes a creative memorial to honour that person. This is a Neighbourhood Small Grant Project funded through the Vancouver Foundation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your attendance. Drop in from 1:30 to 5:30pm at Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery.
Everyone is invited to bring a lantern & meet at Macdonald Park (44th Ave and Prince Edward St) on October 26th at 6:30pm. We will then walk together to the All Souls Night at Mountain View Cemetery, where you can hang your lantern in the South Hill Neighbours Tree and then wander the cemetery viewing the thoughtful artist-created shrines & memorials. The event takes place rain or shine. If the night is dry, musicians will accompany the procession. Under the leadership of artist in residence Paula Jardine, musicians, singers, visual & digital artists join together to create a setting that invites us all to remember those
who we’ve lost and find beautiful ways to mark their passing and the emotions of parting. Candles, Swedish fire logs, bonfires in carved oil barrels, prayer flags and homemade memorials all make this a magical evening.