Friday, October 28, 2016
Some good haunting ahead this weekend
With the countdown to a Haunting weekend now underway Friday night becomes the First Fright night of what in the end turns out to be four days of ghosts, goblins and more.
On the tour list tonight is the Haunted House at the Nisga'a Hall, where two dollars gains you entry into a chamber of thrills hosted by the Nisga'a Youth Council, the event is a fundraiser for their efforts to attend Gathering our voices in March.
The thrills continue into Saturday, where you can combine the throwing of rocks with some Halloween festivities at the Seal Cove home of the Prince Rupert Curling Club. They are hosting their Halloween Sturling Spiel in the daylight hours, while the evening is turned over to the music of the Prince Rupert band Replica.
Saturday night of course will provide no shortage of Halloween options for residents of the North Coast, from house parties to Halloween events at the city's nightclubs. One large scale event is being hosted by Chances Prince Rupert with Triple Bypass providing the tunes and prizes up for grabs for the best costume, though they advise that No masks or concealing face paint make up part of your presentation.
Sunday takes thrill seekers out to Port Edward with the North Pacific Cannery Historical Site Terror at the Cannery, which features the Chamber of Chills. Admission to Sunday's event is by cash donation.
resurrecting their popular October haunting of
The Earl Mah Aquatic Centre gets in on the Halloween fun on Sunday as well, with a Children's Swim for those 12 and Under taking place on October 30th from 2 to 4 PM.
All of the weekend events of course are but the preamble to the day of Haunting itself, with the City's Special Events Society hosting the annual Halloween Fest, the 29th edition of the festival of fright and fun.
This years event takes place at the Civic Centre complex on Monday evening from 6 to 8, for teens there is also the Teen Swim at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre from 7 to 10 PM.
this years presentation is planned for 8:15 weather permitting.
As for the forecast for the night itself, Environment Canada is suggesting that trick or treaters may be a little damp as they make their rounds on Monday, with the latest forecast calling for Cloudy skies in daylight hours bringing rain in the evening.
Though perhaps with a bit of Halloween luck, the weather will hold off until the last treat bag has been collected.
For more notes on activities around the North Coast see our Community Events page.