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Fall 2019 Death Cafe Series
September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on October 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm
One event on November 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Please join us for the 2019 Fall Death Café Series, taking place on September 25, October 30, and
November 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kalein Centre.
Since 2013, Kalein has been hosting death cafés as part of an international movement of over 5000
registered cafés in 51 countries. As the founder saw it, “Western society has long outsourced
discussions about death to doctors, nurses, priests and undertakers. The result is that we have lost
control of one of the most significant events we ever have to face.”
Death cafés provide a safe and respectful space to discuss and explore the many dimensions of death, what death
is for each of us, and the impact death has on our living. This inquiry is led with sensitivity and an invitation to be
present for the full range of emotions, beliefs, thoughts, questions and experiences surrounding life and death.
In the spirit that we are all both students and teachers to one another, death cafés often focus on questions, rather
than answers. Music, poetry, writing, and other creative modalities inform the experience of the death café to support
the participants in a shared journey. In the words of Frank Ostaseski, author and pioneer in end-of-life care,
“We hope to discover what death can teach us about living fully.”
Kalein’s Death Café Series fills quickly, and each session is limited to 25 participants.
Please ensure you register with us by calling 250-352-3331.
For more information about death cafés worldwide, please click here.
With gratitude as your death café facilitators,
Lindsay Ann Wheatley – Lindsay is a Counsellor, End-of-Life care advocate, musician, keeper of
traditional songs and drum teachings. She is deeply inspired by ritual, ceremony and the individually
transformative journey of grief and loss.
Rayya Liebich – Rayya is a writer and teacher. She finds joy in community engagement through
teaching and believes that writing is a powerful tool to transform grief and loss.
Rosalyn Cormier – Rosalyn is a funeral celebrant, counsellor and educator who has been studying
multi-cultural approaches to being with death and loss. “In accepting more fully death and dying as
a natural part of the life cycle, we free ourselves to live more fully in the day to day moments of living
with passion and awareness.”