Posted by Saskatoon


Hosted by Karla Combres and Lisa Greig


Date:

Oct. 19, 2019

Start time:

3:00 p.m. (CST)

End time:

5:00 p.m. (CST)

Address:

213 - 2nd Street East

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

S7H1N5

Canada

 

Accepts donations

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About this Death Cafe

This Death Cafe will be held in conjuction with the Let's Talk Death and Grief event being organized by the Death Positive Saskatoon network, as a part of Community Deathcare Canada's nationwide Swansong Festival.

The Saskatoon event is being hosted by death positive advocates, Karla Combres, Laura McNaughton and Mary-Anne Parker on Saturday, October 19th. The Let's Talk Death and Grief  event will unfold in this way:

1pm: screening of the award-winning documentary film Voices of Grief

2pm: panel discussion

3-5pm: Death Café

The Saskatoon Unitarians have generously donated the venue for this event.

We would be thrilled to see you and have you participate in our efforts to bring the concept of death into the minds and conversations of everyday life!

Please reserve your free ticket today through Eventbrite. We hope to see you in great numbers!

Sincerely,

Karla, Laura and Mary-Anne


About Karla Combres and Lisa Greig

Karla Combres | Life-Cycle Celebrant | Threshold Singers Co-Director

I am passionate about building community and nurturing real connection.

As a Life-Cycle Celebrant and multilingual ceremony officiant, I create and perform meaningful ceremonies to help people honour and celebrate their life’s big moments – the joyful beginnings, the difficult endings, and everything in between (www.karlacombres.com).

I support those at the end of life by volunteering with hospice and co-directing the Saskatoon Threshold Singers, which offers the comforting gift of simple a cappella singing at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying.

As a regular Death Café host, I love exploring with others matters of death and dying as a window to life and living.

Lisa Greig | Social Worker | End of Life Advocate

 

As a social worker, I have experience in both acute care settings as well as in the community as a Bereavement Counsellor.

I am extremely passionate about the field of death, dying and bereavement. Death, is life’s one certainty. It is painful. It is dynamic. It is filled with sorrow but also opportunities for growth.

As a social worker, I am rooted in the practice of leaning into the discomforts; the topic of death is one of those discomforts. It is my hope that the Death Cafe will provide an opportunity within the community to have an open, honest discussion that will quickly evolve into a place of comfort, awareness and growth towards a culture that is no longer death-avoidant.

 


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