Death Cafe profile for chriscross


Death Cafe write up: Virden Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Dec. 9, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

We held our last Death Cafe for this year in the spot where we held our first one just about 2 months ago at Gopher Creek Coffee Company.  The atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable complimented with delicious treats and beverages.  There were 16 people including 4 men which was awesome.  Small group discussions were followed by larger group discussions/sharing/questions.  

The evaluations have been very positive and encourages us moving forward.  People want to have a venue to talk and listen openly about death and dying.  It has been described as enlightening, relaxing, uplifting, and interesting.   We will take a break for the holiday season but are ...



Death Cafe write up: Elkhorn Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Dec. 9, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

On an evening with hoar frost and fog in the air 20 people gathered for the first ever Elkhorn Death Cafe.  Our host venue the Elkhorn Creamee had prepared some delicious lemon pie and carrot cake to enjoy alongside great conversation and a cuppa.

People from the area had heard of these cafes and were curious so we had a great turn out of various ages and stages.  It was great!  Everyone has been talking about how much they have appreciated the event and the opportunity to come together and just talk.....and listen!  We will be doing more DC in the area in the new year and ...



Death Cafe write up: Reston Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Nov. 19, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

The back room of the Dennis County Cafe was the location of the first ever death cafe in Reston Manitoba.  This is a small prairie town and like our other cafes most people who attend know each other.  This is just the way it is in small places and in some ways it makes it very comfortable and just like a trip to the coffee shop...except this time we talk about death.  We had good small group discussions and followed up with larger group discussions and sharing.  We enjoyed and appreciated the hospitality from the folks at Dennis County and the Skor cake literally was "to die ...



Death Cafe: Elkhorn Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Oct. 25, 2018, 3:39 p.m.



With Christine Cross and Cathy Coulter

Nov. 22, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central)

Free

The objective of the Elkhorn Death Cafe is to provide a safe space for people to discuss death freely without any expectations.  This is not a grief support or bereavement ...



Death Cafe: Reston Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Oct. 25, 2018, 3:29 p.m.



With Christine Cross and Cathy Coulter

Nov. 15, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central)

Free

The objective of the Reston Death Cafe is to provide a safe space for people to discuss death freely without any expectations.  This is not a grief support or bereavement ...



Death Cafe: Virden Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Oct. 24, 2018, 4:22 p.m.



With Christine Cross and Cathy Coulter

Dec. 6, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central)

Free

The objective of the Virden Death Cafe is to provide a safe space for people to discuss death freely without any expectations.  This is not a grief support or bereavement ...



Death Cafe write up: Virden Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Oct. 15, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

We had an evening of firsts!  First time hosting and the first time such an event has happened in our small prairie town.  We had a lovely Death Cafe with 20 participants.  The Gopher Creek Coffee Company supplied the space, beverages and cake.  The venue was excellent and just the right size for this group although others were interested space was limited.  The evening was described as "relaxing",  "fulfilling" , and "interesting".  Everyone in attendance left saying that they want to come to another death cafe again!  The small groups of 4 touched on many topics but the large group discussion used to wrap up the session was particularly ...



Death Cafe: Virden Death Cafe

Posted by chriscross on Sept. 10, 2018, 10:11 a.m.



With Christine Cross and Cathy Coulter

Oct. 4, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central)

Free

The objective of the Virden Death Cafe is to provide a safe space for people to discuss death freely without any expectations.  This is not a grief support or bereavement ...