Posted by AnnekeTom

Death Cafe -  South-central Vancouver, Canada: 'A Death Cafe at The Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar'

Hosted by Anneke Rees and Tom Esakin


Feb. 17, 2016

Start time:

6:30 p.m. (PST)

End time:

8:30 p.m. (PST)


The Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar

4124 Main Street


V5V 3P7



Free of charge.

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About this Death Cafe

“A Death Café at The Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar” is generously supported by The Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar, which is so kindly donating the meeting space for this Death Café.


Please feel welcomed to join us for this 1st in a series of 4 Death Cafés being held in early 2016 in Vancouver, Canada; where in a relaxed setting we will drink tea, eat cake, and discuss death.


These forthcoming Vancouver Death Cafés are free of charge. Advance registration is required to limit numbers to 20 people so as to maximize participant conversation time.


The second in this 2016 series of four Death Cafés in Vancouver, Canada will be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at Banyen Books & Sound (located at: 3608 West 4th Avenue).


The third in this 2016 series of four Death Cafés in Vancouver, Canada will be held on Sunday 10th April 2016 at Cottage Hospice (The Bloom Group) (located at: 650 Penticton St North).


The fourth in this 2016 series of four Death Cafés in Vancouver, Canada will be held on Thursday 28th April 2016 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church-West End Vancouver (located at: 1130 Jervis Street).

About Anneke Rees and Tom Esakin

Anneke Rees holds 30 years of experience in the health care system, including as a palliative care paid-trainer and volunteer, and also on staff as a former Leader of Volunteer Resources for Providence Health Care - St. Paul's Hospital. She is currently a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a coach in their Executive Mentorship Program.


Tom Esakin is formally-trained as an interfaith spiritual companion / director through the Jubilee Associates in Canada. His life has unexpectedly come to frequently encounter death (whether of friends, family, or acquaintances) and this has spawned for him an interest in death. This includes his  learning about ‘death doulas / vigiling’ and his completing courses in "Making Peace with Death and Dying" and "Sacred Presence with the Dying."  Tom is a member of SDI-Spiritual Directors International.