FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Halloween is here and there’s plenty of events happening around the Energetic City for family fun.
The City of FSJ is displaying Jack-o-lanterns along the Mathews Park walking trail and is inviting residents to crave their own and display them. Jack-o-lantern Lane started on October 23rd and goes until Halloween. Any questions can be directed to the City’s Recreation Department.
Dr. Kearney Middle School has a House of Horrors taking place at the Festival Plaza starting Thursday, October 28th through Saturday. A fee is needed to enter and proceeds will go towards the Salvation Army and Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society.
The Women’s Resource Society is hosting a Halloween Scavenger Hunt from October 27th to 31st. Riddles will be sent out at 3 p.m. for five days and will be used to find the prize entry locations. Once they are found, participants are asked to take a picture of themself and submit it to enter for a prize. For more information, head to the WRS Facebook event.
The Halloween Craftacular is taking place at the Taylor Community Hall on October 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be at the Community Services Hub in Taylor. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult and attendees over 12 must show proof of vaccination.
A pumpkin swim is taking place at the North Peace Leisure Pool, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on October 30th. Regular admission fees apply and the pumpkins can be taken home after the swim. The pumpkins will be limited to one per family due to the supply.
A Halloween-themed Storywalk is now up at Mathews Park until Halloween, post a picture of you and your family enjoying the StoryWalk for a chance to win a copy.
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween, the FSJPL will be doing a Pack-A-Path Halloween adventure, families must register for the event either online or by calling the Citys rec department at 250-785-4592 ext 2.
After Halloween, residents looking to have some fun with their leftover pumpkins can take them to the Home Hardware on November 6th for the Annual NEAT pumpkin plunge from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. The smashed pumpkins will then be donated to local farmers for livestock feed or compost.
When it comes to Halloween and COVID-19, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry recommends keeping the festivities outdoors and says the ideas from last year, using tongs, a candy chute, using pre-packaged treats, and wearing a mask as part of costumes can help.
Community members interested in viewing houses decked out in spooky fashion can find a map on Energeticcity.ca/halloween, you can also add in your house and there’s a place to submit if your house is handing out something other than candy for Halloween.
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