PARADE IS BACK | OCTOBER 30 | 7-10PM

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   Countdown to the Parade   

   Parade of Little Souls   
Family-Friendly Procession @ 7pm

   Parade of Lost Souls   
Processions Hourly @ 7pm, 8pm, 9pm


   Lost Souls After-party   
Doors Open 9:30pm – 1:00am

THE TIME-HONOURED COMMERCIAL DRIVE TRADITION

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DONATE TO HELP
KEEP PARADE ALIVE

  $5 Suggested Donation   

LOST SOULS
AFTER-PARTY

  19+ No Minors Admitted   

LIKE THE PHOENIX, PARADE RISES AGAIN

 

  Parade of Lost Souls: The Phoenix  

 

Like the Phoenix rising, Parade of Lost Souls, like all of us, returns again. We invite you to reflect on your inner self, your neighbourhood, and of the world right now. At this, another turning point in history, what is your inner Phoenix. Happening this year on October 30th, we invite you to follow The Carnival Band in hourly processions from 7-10pm. All are welcome to bring a shrine, installation or perform. Parade is an event for the people and by the people, so bring your whole self and your ideas.

The Parade is for you and by you! Let the reverie and the revelry begin at the Parade of Lost Souls! Conceptualized and produced by the Public Dreams Society for over twenty-five years, the Parade lives on under the direction of its producer since 2014, The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

  Parade of Little Souls  

 

Happy Halloween! May the little souls in our life light up the night! Parade of Little Souls is for the children who want to join in on the colourful and dazzling festivities! Join the family-friendly procession and meet us at the Britannia Library. Procession starts at 7pm.

  When & Where We Celebrate  

 

Returning as in tradition on the Saturday closest to All Hallows' Eve, the Parade of Lost Souls will take place on October 30th at the Britannia Community Centre. The parade route will be revealed at a later date. Keep checking into the website and social media feeds for updates and other exciting surprises along the way!

  Workshops  

Join in the revelry early and prepare yourself for the parade by participating in one of the many artist-led community workshops in dance, music, art and costuming. Find workshop details and volunteer opportunities below. 

  Lost Souls After-Party  

 

You’ve resurrected your identities, faced your fears, saved your souls, and now it’s time to shake those bones and rejoice! Following the Parade of Lost Souls, the party continues through the night at the LOST SOULS AFTER-PARTY, this year again at The Wise Hall. 9:30pm to 1:00am with live music, visuals and performances. Proudly presented by Live at the WISE and the DFC. 

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

The Parade of Lost Souls event on October 30th will take place outdoors between 7 and 10 pm on the property of Britannia Community Center and High School, rain or shine. We are operating in accordance with the Provincial Health Order Guidelines and are operating with the support of the City of Vancouver. Therefore, those planning to attend our indoor workshops and afterparty event will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are required indoors (unless seated within your bubble). Masks are encouraged outdoors (though not required) and please be aware of distancing, hand-washing/sanitizing, and the varying personal comfort levels of others around you.

 Please stay home if you have symptoms of COVID, or have been in contact with others who have contracted COVID. Thank you for working with us to keep our community events safe. Please continue to check our facebook page for all event updates!”

We wish to thank the City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, Heritage Canada, and Gaming BC for their support for the Parade of Lost Souls 2021!

If you have any questions, please email paradeoflostsouls@gmail.com.

BE KIND.
BE CALM.
BE SAFE.

 

PARADE ROUTE

LOST SOULS AFTER-PARTY

 

 Parade Route to be
Revealed Shortly 

BRITANNIA COMMUNITY CENTRE

1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC

Follow the Carnival Band!

THE WISE HALL

1882 Adanac St, Vancouver, BC

OCTOBER 30 | 9:30pm-1am

  19+ No Minors Admitted  

  BRING PHOTO ID & TICKET CONFIRMATION  

  AFTER-PARTY EVENTS PENDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS  

  A seated stage will be presented if dancing is not permitted  

$35 (+ service charges)

WORKSHOPS

 

  Thriller Flash Mob  

 

Let’s party like it’s 1899…learn the ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY of Michael Jackson’s record setting break out hit Thriller! Come to at least two of the three workshops, if you can. Kat is very precise about teaching it exactly as MJ did it– to the step–which means that you can do your homework by watching the video and mirroring the zombies. If you get stuck, just ask yourself, What Would Michael Do?

 

Note: Later sessions are meant as practice sessions and people should aim to come to the very first session.

Sat, Oct 09     2:30pm-4:30pm

Sat, Oct 16     2:30pm-4:30pm

Sat, Oct 23     2:30pm-4:30pm

Suggested Donation: $5-10 per session

Instructor: Kat Single-Dain

Location: Britannia Community Center Cafeteria

(Access from the Britannia High School football field)

  Do the Time Warp  

 

Learn the original, super fun, and very simple choreography to "The Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Time is fleeting....Do it this year! BUT you must dress like one of the movie's characters and do join us on the night of the "Parade of Lost Souls 2021" for the ultimate Flashmob Dance off!!!

 

 

 

Note: Later sessions are meant as practice sessions and people should aim to come to the very first session.

Sun, Oct 10     2:30pm-4:30pm

Sun, Oct 17     2:30pm-4:30pm

Sun, Oct 24     2:30pm-4:30pm

Suggested Donation: $5-10 per session

Instructor: Kat Single-Dain

Location: Britannia Community Center Cafeteria

(Access from the Britannia High School football field)

  Phoenix Making  

 

Be part of the creation and performance of a Huge Phoenix Puppet that will come alive for the first time on the day and night of Parade of Lost Souls. You can come to the workshop only or both the workshop and also the performance of the puppet. Feel free to bring fabric scraps and any decor you’d like to add to the creation of the Phoenix Rising!

 

Sat, Oct 30     12:00pm-3:00pm

 

Suggested Donation: Gratefully accepted.

Instructor: Wryly Anderson


Location: Britannia Community Center Cafeteria

(Access from the Britannia High School football field)

Happy Hour at the DFC

Costume & Prop Sale  

  Costume Making/ Set building  

Come join the DFC crew at the studio to either hang out, have a drink by donation, see what we are up to with the studio renovation, work on your costume, or volunteer with us to help us organize our costumes, HERE'S YOUR MOMENT!! Plus, it's every Friday from now until Parade of Lost Souls!!!

Look through a large costume supply that we are culling in time for the best holiday of the year...Hallow’s Eve! We are selling some things, giving away others, and we will also have crafting supplies and sewing machine available for you to get creative with. Cheap!! Easy!! Fun!!

Any volunteer DJs welcome to set the mood. Cheers!

*Because this sale is indoors, masks and vaccine passports are required*

 

Fri, Oct 01     3:30pm-6:00pm

Fri, Oct 08     3:30pm-6:00pm

Fri, Oct 15     3:30pm-6:00pm

Fri, Oct 22     3:30pm-6:00pm

Fri, Oct 29     3:30pm-6:00pm


Location: Dusty Flower Shop, 141–2050 Scotia St.

(Access through the North Alley, look for the glass door)

We aim to inspire the performer and maker that exists in all of us! A variety of creative workshops leading up to the parade provide an opportunity to dance, play music and make, with opportunities to participate in parade performances.
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GET INVOLVED

CALL FOR ARTISTS,

PERFORMERS & MAKERS

Calling all artists, performers and makers! We are extending an invitation to you, our community of artists, performers and friends, to find your own inspiration and join us in creating this festival of celebration and ceremony. Are you a maker, a sculpter, an artist or a performer? Are you interested in building an installation, helping to create the parade environments, or performing that one thing you've always been aching to do? We are on the lookout for more performers, musicians, fire dancers, stilt walkers, puppetteers, clowns, acrobats, magicians, voice performers, contortionists, jugglers, and thriller dancing zombies. If performance isn't your thing, we're also looking for artists, costume designers, graphic designers, sculpters, makers, and make-up artists. If you're creative, and interested in the Parade, we want to hear from you! Let us know how you'd like to contribute.

Since its first rising, the Parade of Lost Souls has been a grass-roots festival planned, organized and performed by, and for, the community that it serves. It's creativity, success, and contributions to the community are the result of the tireless efforts of an outstanding, talented and hard-working group of souls. But, we can always use more help. 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

A festival, the size of the Parade of Lost Souls, requires a huge team of volunteers who are willing to do just about anything to help pull off the event. Volunteering with the production team or with the site crew will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how it all works and what it takes to pull of this festival. You'll also be providing an invaluable helping hand. We're looking for souls to help with a wide range of tasks, from helping to construct props and installations, place festival infrastructure on-site, to collecting donations at the parade, and cleaning up at the end of the night. This festival would not be what it is without the generous help of volunteers. If you're available and interested in lending a hand, we want to hear from you! Let us know how you'd like to contribute to the Parade of Lost Souls, and we'll try to match you with our current needs.

  Volunteers Needed  

Set Decoration, Makers/ Builders, Hospitality, Costume Design, Installation, Parade Ambassadors, Information Booth, Ushers, Stage Assistants, Clean-up.

  Paid Crew Needed  

Installation, Set Decoration, Striking, Clean-up, Buskers.

 

AFTER-PARTY TICKETS

DONATE TO THE PARADE

THE WISE HALL

1882 Adanac St, Vancouver, BC

OCTOBER 30 | 9:30pm-1am

  19+ No Minors Admitted  

  BRING PHOTO ID & TICKET CONFIRMATION  

  AFTER-PARTY EVENTS PENDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS  

  A seated stage will be presented if dancing is not permitted  

$35 (+ service charges)

Parade of Lost Souls can only exist through the generous donations of the community who support it. It costs many tens of thousands to put on the parade each year: covering everything from permitting to insurance, security, artist fees, and built infrastructure. And, while this year may be a little different, we hope to continue putting on the Parade again and again for many years ahead.

  Help to Keep Parade Alive!  

Please consider donating whatever you can afford.

Your donations will help keep the parade alive this year and for years to come. 

Enjoy this year's Parade. We tip ours masks to you!

  $5 Suggested Donation  

As All Hallows’ Eve crawls out from the autumn mist, preparations are well underway for the Parade of Lost Souls. The annual tradition, a decades-old East Vancouver  mainstay, is refuge and release, community and collective for thousands of lost souls. Participants of the Parade gather together to redefine their ideas of community engagement; to reconnect with one another, and with ourselves, in a celebration of the cycles of life and death. The festival’s true popularity lies in its ability to inspire and accentuate the creativity of those who attend. The Parade is proof that we have not lost our link to the richness and depth of the ritual celebrations of our ancestors.

The Parade of Lost Souls is organized by, and for, the community that it serves. It is a parade of spectacle and performance, an inclusive celebration for the thousands of lost souls that join us every year. 

It takes a tremendous amount of effort and funding to stage this event, and we are always on the lookout for energetic volunteers, artists and donors to join our team. The festival continues to be successful because of the creative  artists and performers who share their talents, our hard-working volunteers who keep us running, and the larger community who join us each year - dressed in wondrous costumes!

refuge &release
community &collective
for thousands of lost souls.

 

CONTACT THE PRODUCERS

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