Participate in some family-friendly neighbourhood activities
Halloween doesn’t need to be solely about who can scare others the most or handing out candy to kids. This year, there are some fun, family-friendly activities happening around the neighbourhood.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, Delton Community League will be hosting a Halloween party, which will have a mummy wrap game, crafts, a candy toss, pumpkin carving, and a costume contest. The party will be from 6:30 to 10 pm and will cost $10 per individual and $25 for a family of four. Kids two years old and under are free.
“Bring your family and friends no matter if you are a member or not. The kids will have a blast,” says Farid Foroud, Delton Community League president. Foroud explains event organizers want to celebrate Halloween and create a fun and affordable event for families. “Come out and celebrate Halloween at our haunted community hall.”
For more information, visit deltoncommunity.com.
On Halloween night, Elmwood Park Community League will be hosting an evening of fun.
“We will be having a Halloweenie Roast on Halloween night with a haunted house, crafts, and marshmallows at our fire pit,” says Gillian Daley-DeGroot, president of Elmwood Park Community League. In addition to roasting hot dogs, participants can also enjoy hot beverages. “It would be a great stop before or after trick-or-treating to grab a bite to eat, or to do a warm up, depending on the weather.”
The event will be running from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, Oct. 31 and is family-friendly and free to attend. The league is hosting the Halloweenie Roast to help encourage families to meet their neighbours while they are trick-or-treating.
“We think it’s nice to provide a place for those with little ones to celebrate Halloween who aren’t quite ready to go door to door,” explains Daley-DeGroot. They will also be giving away free league memberships as well as information about the ongoing neighbourhood renewal.
There will also be a competition for the best Halloween house in Elmwood Park, with prizes for the top three houses. Those who wish to participate should submit photos and the judges will decide the first-, second-, and third-place prizes. Submit photos via the league’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ElmwoodParkCL or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit elmwoodparkcommunity.org.
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