2020 SCHEDULE 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st

8:30 - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Panel 
Arran Liddel, Oceanna Hall, Shauna Janz – Keynote Panel (facilitated by Andrew Langford)
Mourning Stories: An Exploration of Grief, Sorrow, and Bereavement  

9:45 - 11:15 am

Penny Allport
The Ecological Footprint of Death – Your Living Legacy
 

11:30 - 1 pm

Lycia M. Rodrigues
What We Can Learn From the Stories of Family and Friend Caregivers – Supporting a Palliative Approach to Carer the Caregiver

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Glenn Patterson and Michelle Staples 
A First Nations Perspective on Death, Dying, and Grief 

3:00 -4:30 pm

Chelsea Peddle
Getting Comfortable with Death: A Checklist for Personal Care and Comfort Wishes 

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Michele Jarvis Wonnacott
Pet Loss: Grieving Gracefully  

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st 

8:30 - 10 am

Shauna Janz
Getting to the Heart of It – Supporting Healthy Grief Expression

10:15 - 11.45 am

Ashley Mollison, Katie Leahy, Bernice Kamano, Katie Thorne 
Developing Compassionate Inner City Communities 

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Pashta MaryMoon
By My Own Heart and Hand – Home Funerals and “Last Wishes”   

1:45 - 3.15 pm

Rosanne Beuthin, Oceanna Hall, Mona Mork
MAID – Understanding and Navigating Medical Assistance in Dying  

3:30 - 5:00 pm

TBD
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY 

AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT BOTH DAYS

Virtual Community Information Showcase   A wealth of resources and services including a Munro’s Book Table

Grief Narratives   Stories of Our Shared Experience – A photographic exhibit by Josh Neufeld 

At Life’s Door – A Portrait Project on Mortality by Iris Moore, along with a selection of her films.  

Musical Interludes  A selection of healing Handpan sounds from Sylvia McAvany , and Guitar tunes from Lisa Bosman  

Virtual Before I Die….  wall –  a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share personal aspirations in public.  Originally created by artist Candy Chang, more than 5000 walls have been created around the world.  

VIRTUAL COUNSELLING

*We endeavour to provide a safe, welcome, and comfortable environment and are pleased to include  virtual counselling support resources which will be available to attendees, providing support and counsel as needed throughout the two days.  

  

  

  

An opportunity to learn, share resources, and simply gain an awareness of the choices that exist around death and dying.