Many of us feel like the standard funeral traditions are sorely lacking. Cookie cutter ceremonies that say nothing about the person, that are too often not at all authentic to who they were or what was important to them. Sombre tones that often do not allow for us laugh, remember or celebrate the person. And standard funerals can be quite expensive with a detrimental environmental impact.
In this workshop I will present to you your options in ceremony and ritual and your current, local burial, cremation and alternative options. We will have time at the end for questions and group discussion.
Options like green burial, direct cremation, or newer ideas like composting remains. There are options in ritual and ceremony too. Things like home funerals, outdoor memorials, vibrant and personal Celebration of Life ceremonies.
Everyone is welcome to this workshop regardless of age or gender. You can be gathering this information for yourself or to support people around you. Information will be presented from a non-religious perspective and people of all faith traditions are welcome. Some of the burial and ceremony options may not be applicable or available in your faith tradition--please check with your religious leaders to confirm. The workshop is a welcoming space to LGBTQ+ folks.
We will not be covering topics such as wills or finances, power of attorney, or advanced medical directives.
Investment is $20. Space is limited so please pre-register through the Eventbrite link above. If this fee is a barrier please contact me--all are welcome.
Our location is the Heritage Room on the 2nd floor of the newly renovated 10C Shared Space at 42 Carden St, downtown Guelph. Physically accessible space. Bike lock up is available. Accessible by city bus. Free 2 hour parking available on downtown streets.