THE PARADE OF LOST SOULS 2022 is here! 

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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 10:00pm – 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   

POLS: INTERGALACTIC DISCO 2022

 

*Parade of Lost Souls: INTERGALACTIC DISCO

 

WELCOMING ALL YOU SPACEY ANIMAL DISCO DANCY TYPES, I'm sure you can all agree that on this planet earth we are reaching a tipping point. Imagine you are at a parade at the end of the universe. Join the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret as it partners with Britannia for The PARADE OF LOST SOULS 2022 where (as always) YOU are the Parade.

ALL WELCOME to join in the performance and art of Parade of Lost Souls.....for "If we are lost, then we are lost together”

The Parade is for you and by you! Let the reverie and the revelry begin at the Parade of Lost Souls!

  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 29th 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 workshops leading up to the event (registration separately). Live dance, and family friendly entertainment. Dress up and meet at Britannia Library on the hour 7, 8 and 9 to join in the marching band, but also come early and make an installation.

  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. 10pm to 1am with live music, visuals and performances. Proudly presented by Live at the WISE and the DFC. 

*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 ROUTE

LOST SOULS AFTER-PARTY

 
 

THE WISE HALL

1882 Adanac St, Vancouver, BC

OCTOBER 29 | 10pm-1am

  19+ No Minors Admitted  

  BRING PHOTO ID & TICKET CONFIRMATION  

$40 (no service fees)

BRITANNIA COMMUNITY CENTRE

1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC

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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.

Sun Oct 02     12pm-2pm

Sun Oct 09     12pm-2pm

Sun Oct 16*     2:30pm-4:30pm*weather permitting/ meet outside of the cafeteria to rehearse outside on site*

Sun Oct 23     12pm-2pm

Workshop Age: 15-75

Suggested Donation: $5-10 per session

Instructor: Kat Single-Dain

Location: Britannia Secondary School 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 2022" 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 02     2:30pm-4:30pm

Sun Oct 09     2:30pm-4:30pm
Sun Oct 16*     2:30pm-4:30pm
*weather permitting/ meet outside of the cafeteria to rehearse outside on site*

Sun Oct 23     2:30pm-4:30pm

Workshop Age: 15-75

Suggested Donation: $5-10 per session

Instructor: Kat Single-Dain

Location: Britannia Secondary School Cafeteria

(Access from the Britannia High School football field)

  Intergalactic Disco Dance  

 

Get your disco on! This year there will be a special Intergalactic Disco Dance that will mark the tone for the night. This is for those interested in performing at the Parade of Lost Souls on Saturday October 29. Workshops with Kat Single-Dain of Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, and friends! Come to at least two of these rehearsals. Costume making beforehand 3-5pm with separate registration.

Under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an Adult.


By Donation ($5-10 minimum suggested)

Sat Oct 8   6pm-8pm 

Sat Oct 15 6pm-8pm

Sat Oct 22 6pm-8pm

Location: Canucks Family Education Centre - CFEC upstairs (next to Grandview Park Playground)

1655 William S, Vancouver B.C.

INTERGALACTIC COSTUME MAKING  

For those interested in working with their hands, and planning some fun costume based performances for Parade of Lost Souls on Saturday October 29 with Kat Single-Dain & friends. Feel free to stay for the Galactic Disco Dance Workshops afterwards and join in the fun.

Under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an Adult.

By Donation ($5-10 minimum suggested)

Sat Oct 8   3pm-5pm 

Sat Oct 15 3pm-5pm

Sat Oct 22 3pm-5pm


Location: Canucks Family Education Centre - CFEC upstairs (next to Grandview Park Playground)

1655 William S, Vancouver B.C.

  HAPPY HOUR DROP-IN FRIDAYS  

A drop in evening of variety at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

About this event

 

Join us at the DFC studio where you can do a variety of things including:

  • Make a costume,

  • Buy a costume,

  • Contribute to set decoration preparations,

  • Meet potential collaborators,

  • DJ (or play music) for the folks enjoying the space,

  • Get a tour of the new improvements of the space,

  • Meet with the crew of the Parade

  • Talk about any ideas they have for the upcoming event.

Friday, Oct 14
Friday, Oct 21
Friday, Oct 28

Location: 2050 Scotia St., Vancouver, BC

  WITCHES DANCE WORKSHOP  

It's time for all witches to rise and dance at this year's Parade of Lost Souls event!

 

Join certified green witch Lindy Sisson and learn the infamous German Witches Dance.

She has gathered her herbs and spells and is ready to teach you the move of this now world wide phenomenon.

Get ready to mesmerize POLS audiences with our powerful witchy women vibes!

Come alone or in pairs and ready your broom (required for lesson).

Individualize your own costume for the main event.

If you can't make the workshop and want to learn it on your own, or just be better prepared for the workshop check out this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8UrtQ17z08

Sat Oct 22, 2pm-4pm

Location: 2050 Scotia St., Vancouver, BC

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 29 | 10pm-1am

  19+ No Minors Admitted  

  BRING PHOTO ID & TICKET CONFIRMATION  

 

 

$40 (no service fees)

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.

CAST & CREW

  Artistic Director    

 

Kat Single-Dain

Check Back to See this Year's Cast & Crew. Better yet - sign up for one of the workshops to get on the list! 

 

CONTACT THE PRODUCERS

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