The Kelowna and District Safety Council’s Halloween Haunt is back! Now in its eleventh year, this popular annual event has become a staple of the Halloween season. A cauldron of fun for the whole family, the event will be held on Saturday October 25 from noon to 3 pm at the Little Travelers’ Safety Village, 395 Hartman Rd.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Kelowna Summit and Western Financial Group, this event will feature a variety of ghoulish games, activities, and crafts that will be set up at stations around the Safety Village and inside the classroom. The popular pedal cars will also be on hand, and prizes will be handed out at most of the stations.
“Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids” says Tania Meyer, Executive Director of the Kelowna & District Safety Council. “The Halloween Haunt provides a safe alternative for families to celebrate Halloween together, and this event has become a family favorite in Kelowna. We have sold out every year, and we usually have a lot of disappointed parents calling for tickets just before the event. So, we’re encouraging people to get their tickets as early as possible this year.”
The Little Travellers’ Safety village will be decorated especially for the occasion, and parents are reminded to bring their cameras. Like Halloween itself, the event will go on rain or shine, so children should dress warmly under their costumes. Some favorite activities from previous Haunts, like the Mummy Wrap and Fear Factor will be returning. All activities are fun and age-appropriate, not scary. The pedal cars are suitable for children up to 8 years old, but event is geared for children up to 10.
In keeping with the Halloween theme, Scott Alexander, a local naturalist and environmental educator, will be returning with several of his slithering serpents. Children and adults will be able to touch and hold the scaly reptiles as he teaches them about snake safety and handling.
A slice of pizza and juice will be available to all attendees, and extra pizza slices can be pre-ordered prior to the event as well. All children will receive a Halloween treat bag filled with goodies and Halloween safety tips.
Tickets are $4 per person (children and adults require tickets), and our new online registration system is the quickest and easiest way to register for this fun-filled event and find more event information. Visit www.kdsc.bc.ca and go to the Halloween Haunt page on the Kids Programs menu. Or call KDSC at 250-765-3163.