SCHEDULE

9:00-10:45
(Community Hall)
Opening & Keynote Speaker – Dr. Rosanne Beuthin 
11:00-12:00

WORKSHOPS

(Room 1)
Chelsea Peddle
Mapping End of Life Care – Getting Comfortable with Death

(Room 2)
Don Morris
Home Funerals and Body Care

(Room 3)
Sachi Tamura and Glenn Patterson
Multi-faith & Multi-cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying
– A Buddhist and First Nations’ Perspective

 

12:00-1:15

(Community Hall)
Community Information Showcase   A wealth of Death and Dying resources and services including a Munro’s Book Table
(Open to the public from 1.30 to 3.00 pm) 

Death Over Lunch  A short, safe gathering using Circle Principles to talk about Death and Dying facilitated by RestSure

(Grand Gallery)
Lunch – Bring your own or purchase lunch from the  Island Culinary Concession tent 

Community Casket Design Project  An interactive design project inviting attendees to leave their artistic mark on a casket

Musical Interludes  A selection of healing Handpan sounds from Sylvia McAvany 

1:15-2:15

WORKSHOPS

(Room 1)
Linda Hunter
That Which Lasts – Leaving Our Legacy

(Room 2)
J
ennifer Mallmes and Sarah Stromquist
The Role of Death Doulas

(Room 3)
Penny Alport
End of Life Ritual and Ceremony – Bringing Death Home

 

2:30-3:30

WORKSHOPS

(Room 1)
Shauna Janz
Joining Our Ancestors

(Room 2)
Chris Benesch
Green Burials & Cremation

(Room 3)
Ashley Mollison

Promoting Health Equity at End of Life 

3:30-4:00
(Community Hall)
Closing

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SHOWCASE 

 Our Community Information Showcase is located in the Community Hall
and offers a selection of death and dying resources and services
Open to Conference attendees from 12 to 1 pm, during lunch 
Open to  Community, from 1.30 to 3 pm, free of charge
  

We are  pleased to include these community members in our 2019 Showcase  

Memorial Society of BC

RestSure

Munro’s Books

Dying With Grace

The Centre for Earth & Spirit Society 

Sacred Grief

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