Meetings & Events

Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month, from 7:15 – 8:45 pm in the Quadra Community Centre, Room 3, September through April. We meet in-person whenever possible and provide a Zoom link to those not able to attend in person. If you are not already on the email list and would like to receive the Zoom link, please request your address be added using the Contact section of this website.

Our monthly meetings consist of a ½ hour for talking about death, dying and grief, ½ hour for learning more about these subjects, and ½ hour for business.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Monday, February 20th, 2023

The topic for this meeting is “My Mother-in-law’s Home Death” with Laurie North. During the last 10 days of Laurie’s mother-in-law’s life, she was supported by and surrounded with all of her children as they shared music, stories, and physical care. They learned how to do it, as they lived it. Heather Simpson will chair the meeting.

  • Monday, March 20th, 2023

Community-Supported Dying – the Story of Mary Morgan”. A group of three people in Powell River – Julia Adam, Laurie Norman and Anna Byrne – who met in a Death and Dying book club assisted their friend Mary through her dying process. They shared their experience with their community, summarized in the 10-minute video; Community-Supported Dying Workshop. In the meeting we will show a longer video and we will have the three women come in through Zoom to further talk about their experience. The meeting will not follow the usual format, to ensure we have enough time to devote to the presentation.

  • Monday, April 17th, 2023

Michael Mascall will make a presentation about “Quadra Island Foundation” The Foundation is a public, charitable foundation established to support a more resilient and self-reliant community. The foundation collaborates with groups and individuals to encourage donations (often through wills and estates) as part of a permanent fund. Income generated from ethically-sourced investments is distributed as grants to eligible charities and activities to enhance community quality of life and to protect our natural environment.

  • Monday, September 18th, 2023

Theresa Lavoie has a passion for supporting those who need help “Downsizing“. It is an emotional endeavour that often times overwhelms family. It is important to have conversations with the younger generation to determine what is of value to them, and these need to be had early enough to make the downsizing process easier on everyone.

  • Monday, October 23rd (4th Monday of the month)
  • Monday, November 27th (4th Monday of the month)

Events

  • Sunday, November 5th 2023, 1:00 – 3:30 pm: Death Education Fair at the Quadra Community Centre.