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Now entering its 5th year as a cherished tradition for Calgary families, Equinox Vigil was first staged in September 2012. The event was created in response to the need within our increasingly diverse and secular community for meaningful, contemporary public rituals to honour our deceased and reflect on the universal experience of death.
The way Calgarians have embraced Equinox Vigil speaks volumes to that need. Attendance at this free, non-denominational event grew by 100 percent in its second year of operation and has doubled every year. Those who have attended Equinox Vigil have also responded with overwhelming enthusiasm.
What makes Equinox Vigil so significant and special to Calgarians? This comment from one of last year’s attendees perhaps expresses it best:
“It was a lovely, magical event in which everyone – artists, organizers, technicians and visitors – seemed to feel part of a peaceful community where tender feelings were honoured and welcomed. A wonderful experience!”
Equinox Vigil has become a valuable addition to our City’s cultural landscape. In just four years we have worked to establish an annual event with sustained audience participation. That is a remarkable achievement, especially as Equinox Vigil is staffed by a core of artists with a small production collective along a team of dedicated volunteers.
And it’s all funded primarily through donations from individual citizens.
The Equinox Vigil Production Collective is actively seeking donations through the UnGala fundraising. Please be aware that this year we do not have tax receipting through a fiscal partner. Your donation is much appreciated but will not be tax deductible. Our apologies for this.