Have a spook-tacular Halloween!

October 19, 2017

Have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Strathcona County is happy to support parents of little ghosts and goblins this Halloween through haunted house tours at Gallery@501, a Halloween skate, and a team of volunteers who will help keep the streets safe after dark on Halloween night. Get “caught” being safe on Halloween, and you could be “ticketed” with admission to any of Strathcona County’s recreation centres, courtesy of Shell Canada.

Families are invited to dress in their favourite Halloween costume to tour the Gallery@501's haunted Hollywood house on October 28 and 29 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The haunted house features a tour of Hogwarts Castle’s Great Dining Hall where guests can play a game of Quidditch, or make a marshmallow ‘Mr. Stay Puft’ and play with slime, or create their own Beetlejuice button while doing the “Ghost with the Most” obstacle course. Visitors can also check into Hotel Transylvania to play a game of bowling with vampires and Frankenstein. Admission is $2.50 per person, and all ages are welcome.

For those who want to chill this Halloween, lace up skates for the MacMillan Team Haunted Skate on October 29 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the MacMillan Team Arena, in the Ardrossan Recreation Complex. Come dressed in your favourite costume and bring your family. This year’s Haunted Skate is free, courtesy of the Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society. Limited skate rentals are available for $4.50.

Recreation, Parks, and Culture, in collaboration with Servus Credit Union, once again offered Halloween passes for residents to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Passes are almost sold out – be sure to visit Servus Credit Union’s Wye Road location for last minute purchases (cash only). The passes treat kids (ages 2 to 17 years) with admission to any of the following recreation centres: Millennium Place, Ardrossan Recreation Complex, Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, and Emerald Hills Leisure Centre, at an un-boo-lievable rate of 10 passes for $5. All proceeds from the passes will be donated to Everybody Gets to Play, a County program that increases recreation opportunities for families on a limited income.

On Halloween night, Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are teaming up with community partners to ensure all trick-or-treaters enjoy a safe and fun evening of collecting treats in County neighbourhoods. The Sherwood Park Crusaders Junior Hockey Club and the Strathcona County Citizens On Patrol will join the RCMP, Enforcement Services and Emergency Services as extra sets of eyes and ears to support a safe evening out for everyone.

Strathcona County Transit will also have their regular bus and mobility bus services running throughout the neighbourhoods. The buses are a safe place for children to go to if they need help, not only on Halloween, but any day of the year.

Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are encouraging all motorists to slow down, especially in residential areas on Halloween night, and to stay alert for the large number of young people that will be out that evening.

Further information, including Halloween safety tips such as using battery-operated candles in jack-o-lanterns or call 780-464-2211.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595