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Guelph Death Cafe

Hosted by Christine Lafazanos, Life-Cycle Celebrant


May 8, 2018

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (Eastern)


The Penny Whistle Pub

2 Quebec St.

Guelph, Ontario

N1H 2T3


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About this Death Cafe

A Death Cafe creates space for an open and relaxed conversation about death and dying.

The Death Cafe model aims to shift the conversation around death from one of fear or avoidance to that of familiarity and comfort.  

Sit around tables of 3-6 people for a confidential, group-directed discussion. Bring your experiences to share; bring your questions to ask. Share only what you are comfortable with—no pressure to tell the details of your personal story. If you have attended in the past you are most welcome to attend again—with new people around the table each time conversation is always different.

An article in Guelph Today on our April 2016 Death Cafe describes well the mood of the event:

“Far from being morbid, bleak or despairing, the mood of the event was equal parts sorrowful, uplifting, and caring. The room, at times a din of laughter and passionate story-sharing, was divided into a number of smaller groups, mostly consisting of strangers.

The intimate nature of the subject quickly created an atmosphere of empathy and trust, and the conversation flowed effortlessly.”

We are at a new location! The Penny Whistle Pub at 2 Quebec St, downtown Guelph. Accessible entrance through the double glass doors on Quebec St. Washrooms are on the main floor (washrooms are gender segregated). Closest bus stops are in front of the Library on Paisley, across the street from the library on Norfolk, or in St George's square. Free 2 hour parking is available downtown. We aim to create a space welcoming to all spiritual or religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Welcoming to LGBTQ+ folks. You need to be 19yrs of age or older (sorry for any inconvenience). This event is free. Buying a drink or some food while you're here is a great way to thank Penny Whistle for generously donating the space. Please arrive by 6:45pm to give yourself time to get settled prior to beginning at 7pm.

Check out the articles that Guelph Today wrote about our April and August 2016 Death Cafes:

As featured on Rogers TV programs  #GuelphLIFE and Inside Guelph

About Christine Lafazanos, Life-Cycle Celebrant

Christine is a ritual maker and story weaver based based in Guelph, ON. As a Life-Cycle Celebrant she creates and officiates handcrafted, meaningful wedding, funeral, and life-cycle ceremonies as well as related workshops and events. 

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