At Hillside Community Festival in July 2016 I presented the workshop "The Anti Wedding" to a full tent of enthusiastic folks ready to re-imagine rituals celebrating partnership.
Wedding and commitment ceremonies don’t have to be boring and meaningless. With Life-Cycle Celebrant Christine, learn a bit of interesting/kinda creepy history of common secular wedding ceremony traditions and how to keep the wedding-industry monster at bay. Then join a playful, interactive brainstorm of what ritual re-imagined can look like—from the simple to the fantastical (LGBTQ+ and poly-inclusive).
ANAF Vets, Gordon St, Guelph Doors 6:30pm, Film at 7pm. $10 PWYC
Green burial and home funeral documentary film screening and discussion
What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma.
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St, Guelph 7pm to 9pm. Free
A Death Cafe creates space for an open, relaxed conversation about death and dying over a cup of tea. The Death Cafe model aims to shift the conversation around death from one of fear or avoidance to that of familiarity and comfort.
A fun and engaging workshop to examine your personal connections to the rituals and traditions that surround the December holiday season. Release the meanings and traditions which no longer bring you joy and explore the creation of new traditions.
Woven Threads - Handcrafted Ceremonies Christine Lafazanos, Celebrant email@example.com 519-823-0038 Based in Guelph, serving surrounding areas including Elora, Fergus, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Hamilton, and Toronto.