May 29th, 2024

Halloween events offer fun for trick or treaters

By Herald on October 30, 2021.

Father Leonard Van Tighem School's Grade 1 students show off their costumes to an online audience while parading through the school's canteen on Friday during the school's Halloween celebrations. Herald photo by Alejandra Pulido-Guzman

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman – Lethbridge Herald

The Galt Museum and Archives will be offering their Spooktober program once again this year, for a family friendly weekend at Fort Whoop-Up. 

The program will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a wagon ride, trick or treat in the fort which has been dressed up, see their blacksmith who will be on-site, make a spooky craft, and enjoy a hot drink among other activities. There will also be a photo booth in front of the fort set up by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. 

“We capped the number so it is about 20 people per hour, we are strongly advising you pre-book as some slots have already sold out. You can book your slot on the Fort Whoop-Up website or the Galt Museum website. We are splitting the groups up, so some people will go on the wagon ride, so basically you do it with a group of about 10 people, and a lot of it is actually outside, so please dress warmly,” said Carolyn Ben, program assistant at Galt Museum and Archives.

Ben added that they will be following the province’s vaccine exemptions program. Anyone over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of vaccination, proof of medical exception, or a negative COVID test from a private clinic, and everyone over the age of two needs to be wearing a mask.

“There are some heaters in some of the rooms and we have some outdoor heaters, but we will still recommend to dress warmly,” said Ben. 

Ben also mentioned they received great reviews from parents that took part of the programming last year. 

“Parents loved it, a lot of parents told us that they satisfied everything that their children wanted out of the holiday so it was great for them. So we are really happy to be able to do it again this year,” said Ben. 

Other events taking place this Halloween weekend include Family Centre’s Boo Bash — Building Brains Together on Oct. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Exhibition Park Lethbridge, the Halloween Pet Parade on Oct. 30 from noon until 1 p.m. at Riverstone Dog Park, and  Bikers Building Bridges Halloween Drive Thru Trunk or Treat 2021 on Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Exhibition Park Lethbridge south parking lot. This is a free event but a ticket is required. 

On Friday, Park Place Mall announced that there will not be trick or treating this year at the shopping centre.

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