On Oct. 31, hundreds will pack into the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre for the 26th Annual Hallowe’en Festival.
“It’s a time for children and families to enjoy a safe, fun night of activities. There will be a costume parade and over 20 different games that the kids can play and collect their treats from,” said Bev Killbery of the Hallowe’en Fest Committee.
There will be lots of candy to give away through games such as Ghost Bingo, bean bag toss and “Shoot the Ghoully”, with candy bags being provided to those in need.
There will be activities including guessing games, the costume parade and Monster Mash dance-off, with winners receiving prizes like Rampage tickets, gift certificates, gift baskets and more.
But the prizes don’t end there. There will be raffle prizes for different age categories, like a bicycle and helmet for the winner of the eight years and under category. For children eight to 18, a tablet will be given away, and for adults a round trip for two to any of Hawkair’s northern destinations.
Hallowe’en Fest will take place between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the civic centre on Halloween night. Following the event, people can enjoy a free firework display in the parking lot of the civic centre, starting at 8:15
Killbery said this is a safe and legal way to enjoy fireworks, as fireworks are banned in the city.
The annual event is organized by the Hallowe’en Fest Committee, relying on donations from businesses and individuals.
Thousands of dollars worth of candy is required, with money being collected at Prince Rupert banks and civic centre.