Posted by Saskatoon
Hosted by Karla Combres and Lisa Greig
May 29, 2017
7:00 p.m. (CST)
9:00 p.m. (CST)
609 Dufferin Avenue
Free. Donations accepted.
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
A Death Café offers a creative way to explore how death can inform and inspire the way we live. As a rapidly growing movement, you will find a Death Café happening somewhere in the world almost every single week.
At Death Café Saskatoon, we believe that talking about death only enhances our current state of being. The purpose of Death Café is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. This will be an opportunity to join other members of the community and immerse yourself in what we know will be a fulfilling evening filled with thought provoking conversation.
Your hosts, Lisa Greig & Karla Combres will be creating a comfort in a conversation that has been long avoided. We invite you to join us for tea, coffee, sweets and of course, conversation. Please take a look at the photos from the inaugaural Death Cafe in Saskatoon in 2014.
This is a free event, however tickets must be reserved through the Eventbrite link below. Should you not be able to attend this event, please consider giving your ticket away to a friend instead of cancelling.
About Karla Combres and Lisa Greig
Lisa Greig | Social Worker | Owner of Silver Linings Events
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.
Karla Combres | Threshold Singers Co-Director | Hospice Volunteer
My curious nature has led me to live, work, study and travel in several countries. As an experienced intercultural communicator and facilitator, I am passionate about building community through finding common ground. And let’s face it, our shared human experience boils down to being born, living and dying. I am currently studying to become a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, which will enable me to co-create and perform customized ceremonies for weddings, funerals and other life events. I am fascinated by the growing movement to bring death out of the shadows, which inspires us to engage in life more fully. I am co-director of the Threshold Singers, a local chapter of a worldwide community of people offering the gift of comforting a cappella song to people who are on the threshold of living and dying. I am also a hospice volunteer and am looking forward to exploring with others matters of death and dying as a window to life and living.
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