CCFS Class Tours & Guest Speakers for 2017

CCFS students were able to participate in various tours where knowledgeable professionals were able to talk to them about their area of expertise and share important information about what they do.  These tours are organized in a way that assist the students in gaining more knowledge about different religions and various businesses/agencies that are part of the profession.

This year, students were able to visit the following places (see photos below):

 Alberta tours

  • Chevra Kadisha - Edmonton Jewish Burial Society
  • SGN Sikh Gurdwara of Alberta (Edmonton)
  • Alberta Funeral Services Association Conference - Museum Tour in Edmonton

 Manitoba tours and guest speakers

  • Chesed Shel Emes (Jewish Funeral Home) in Winnipeg
  • Congregation Etz Chayim (Jewish Synagogue) in Winnipeg
  • Denise Koss and Denise Carriere - Vital Statistics
  • Dr. Kim Wiebe  - MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying)
New Brunswick tours 
  • Tiferes Isarael Synagogue 
  • Victoriaville Caskets
Newfoundland tours and guest speaker
  • NL Sikh Society Gurwara in St. John's
  • MAiD Presentation (Medical Assistance in Dying)
British Columbia Tours
  • Vancouver Caskets
  • India Cultural Centre of Canada - Gurdwara Nanak Niwas
  • BC Muslim Association

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Alberta Level I students at Chevra Kadisha  - Edmonton Burial Society.

AB Jewish Burial Society


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Level I Alberta students at the SGN Sikh Gurdwara of Alberta in Edmonton.

SGN Sikh Gurwara

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Denise Koss and Denise Carriere with MB Vital Statistics talks to the Manitoba Level I and Level II students about the process of registering a death in the province of MB.  

MB Vital Statistics

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Dr. Kim Wiebe with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority talks to the MB level I and Level II students about the Medical Assistance in Dying program (MAiD).

MB - MAiD

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The Manitoba Level I and Level II students tour the Congregation Etz Chayim Jewish Synagogue in Winnipeg.  Rabbi Larry Lander was able to talk to the students about the Jewish faith and their funeral customs. 

MB Etz Chayim


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Rena Boroditsky with the Chesed Chel Emes (Jewish Funeral Home) in Winnipeg talked to the MB Level I and Level II students about the burial practices and customs of the Jewish faith.

MB - Chesed Shel Emes

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The New Brunswick Level I and Level II students were able to visit the Tiferes Isareal Synagogue in Moncton, NB.  Mr. Francis Weil talked to the students about the Jewish faith, funeral customs, and the Torah.

NB Tiferes Israel Synagogue 2017

NB Tiferes Israel Synagogue 2017


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New Brunswick Level I and Level II students had a chance to tour Victoriaville caskets in Dieppe.  Jerry talked to the students about the different types of caskets.  

Victoriaville Caskets NB 2017


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Claire Frankel-Salama talks to the Newfoundland Level I and Level II students inside the Beth El Jewish Synagogue in St. John's NL.  Claire was able to inform students about the jewish faith, the history of the synagogue, the Torah, and jewish funeral customs.  

NL - Beth El Synagogue

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Newfoundland students had a chance to visit and tour the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, NL.  Rene Estrada, church member talked to the students about the history of the cathedral, the catholic faith, and funeral customes.  See photo below - Rene Estrada (seond from the left) with Newfoundland students.

NL - The Basilica Cathedral

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Frank Scaglione with Vancouver Caskets speaks with the BC Level I students about their products.

BC Vancouver Caskets


Photo below:  BC Level I students at Vancouver Caskets with Frank Scaglione (far right) and Tim (far left).

BC Vancouver Caskets 2016

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BC Level I and Level II students visit the India Cultural Centre of Canada - Gurdwara Nanak Niwas in Richmond. Students were able to hear Balwat Sanghera speak about their religion, faith and funeral customs.  

BC Gurdwara

BC Level I and Level II students visit the BC Muslim Association Mosque in Richmond.  Mohammed Asin, licensed funeral director and embalmer, (front row centre) talked to the students about Islam, their faith, culture and funeral customs.

BC Muslim Association


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