Islanders of all ages will have a host of fun and exciting events and dances to attend this year for Halloween. A number of organizations and communities have organized a full slate of activities with volunteers running most all the events.
The Masset Fire Department and Co-op are putting on a first-time event. An outdoor Halloween party for children, youth and the young-at-heart will happen on Monday, Oct. 31, beside the roller rink. There will be a bonfire, with hot dogs and hot chocolate from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by fireworks. “Its pretty exciting,” said Kim Mushynsky of Masset Village office, “we’ve not had anything this big before.”
In Skidegate on Saturday October 28, there’ll be several Hallowe’en events. A community potluck supper and pumpkin carving party kicks off the fun at 5 p.m. Bring your own pumpkins, carving tools and favourite dish to share. An adult must accompany all children due to use of sharp tools.
Following the dinner, at 6:30, a children’s (up to age 10) Halloween party begins, with costume judging and prizes. Then, at 9 pm, a Halloween Costume Dance and Party for ages 11 to 15 goes until midnight. There’ll be costume judging at the dance and families are welcome at both parties.
Also on Saturday, the Ngystle Society challenges everyone to “Face Your Fear” and check out their Haunted House at the Ngystle building from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Entry by donation.
In Queen Charlotte, the Community Club will have a Children’s Halloween Party on Halloween evening (Tuesday, October 31) at the community hall. There will be snacks, games and piÃ±atas – everyone is welcome.
The Sandspit Recreation Committee, ALM Parents Advisory Committee and the Willows Golf Course are staging two events to celebrate Halloween on Moresby Island.
On Sunday, October 29, there’ll be pumpkin carving at the hall from 1 – 4 p.m. Limited quantities of pumpkins are available for purchase.
On Halloween night, the annual Trick or Treating festivities for kids up to 12 will happen at the hall at 7 p.m.
For adults wishing to celebrate, there will be dances in Port Clements, Queen Charlotte and Sandspit.
Friday, Oct. 28, the Sandspit Airport Inn has a costume dance beginning at 9 p.m. and on Saturday, the Port Pub has a dance with special foods and prizes. A community Hallowe’en dance, coffee house and dinner in Sandspit will happen this Saturday, doors opening at 6 p.m. and in Queen Charlotte the annual Halloween Dance put on by the QC Community Club will kick-off at 10 p.m., tickets are available at Office Works and Charlisles in QC.