Well-dressed: Mia Vanderroest and Calista and Jenna Geurtsen watch the other contestants at the 12th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Contest held Saturday at the Mall at Piccadilly.

It’s a spookalicious time

The annual candy-gathering Downtown Treat Trail for children opens from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

  • Oct. 28, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Lovers of Halloween will find lots to entertain them this weekend.

The annual candy-gathering Downtown Treat Trail for children opens from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

Access to Hudson Avenue from Shuswap to Ross Street will be restricted beginning at 2:30 p.m. for the safety of the trick-or-treaters and their families.

Caravan Farm Theatre celebrates the 12th annual Walk of Terror, with the Leshy, the spirit of the woodlands of Slavic folklore stalking the forest.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the spooky walk begins at 7. A live concert with Jeff Gladstone & The Bad Ideas begins at 8. Dress up to win a prize for the best costume.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Ticket Seller toll-free at 1-866-311-1011 or online at www.ticketseller.ca.

More spooks will wander Saturday, Oct. 31 at the annual Silver Creek spooky trail that will feature a bonfire and fireworks display from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Silver Creek Community Park.

The Shuswap Association For Community Living presents the inaugural Halloween Costume Gala fundraiser from 8 p.m. to midnight at Outlaws Saloon, featuring dancing, prize packages, 50/50 draws and costume prizes. Tickets are available at www.shuswapacl.com.

Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent are invited to collect treats in a warm and safe environment during the annual Mall at Piccadilly from 3 to 5 p.m. Gather treats from merchants displaying balloons outside their stores.

For more information, contact the mall administration office at 250-832-0441.

Celebrate the occasion by helping others. Meet at the Salvation Army Food Bank at 5 p.m. for a two-hour door-to-door collection evening to fill the food bank shelves.

Teams will receive a package with lanyards, maps, and collection bags. Consider volunteering by yourself or with a team.

For more information, call Pam Jamieson at 250-832-9142.



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