Halloween

carved pumpkins on a spooky night

Enjoy a safe, fun and healthy Halloween

Halloween, like all things affected by COVID-19, will look different in Strathcona County this year. Celebrate Halloween safely by following all Alberta Health Services guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Remember to stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Remember: everyone has a different level of risk acceptance. Whether your family chooses to trick or treat, or not, please remember to be kind to one another. If you are out on Halloween and things get a bit too scary, our buses are a safe place to board for help.

Healthy Halloween activities

  • Watch the Recreation, Parks and Culture Facebook Page from October 16 to 30 for healthy Halloween activity ideas you can do at home. (Posts will also be shared to this page.)
     
  • Wear your Halloween costume and go for a skate (during scheduled recreation skates). Helmets are recommended.
    • Halloween week skating schedule (registration required) - October 26 to November 1
       
    • Free skating (registration required): Sunday, October 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Ardrossan Recreation Complex, sponsored by Ardrossan Recreation and Agricultural Society.
       
    • Free skating (registration required): Sunday, October 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Strathcona Olympiette Centre.
       
    • Free skating (registration required): Sunday, October 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Moyer Recreation Centre, sponsored by Josephburg Agricultural Society.
       
    • Free skating (registration required): Sunday, October 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Ardrossan Recreation Complex, sponsored by Ardrossan Recreation and Agricultural Society.
       
  • Visit the Riverside Nature Trail and participate in The Great Canadian Hike, try spooky movements and silly walks.
     
  • "Goodnight Goon" by Michael Rex - a storybook reading by Strathcona County Council to be released on October 30 (check back!)
     
  • Find out more about other halloween activities hosted by Strathcona County Library. and Spooky Strathma at the Strathcona Museum & Archives on October 23 or 24.

Pumpkin photo contest 

Enter a photo of your spooktacular pumpkin from October 19 to 30 and you could win one of ten, $50 Sobeys gift cards courtesy of Sobeys Lakeland & Nottingham.  Enter the contest and learn more.

 

Please note: changes this year also include the suspension of the popular Healthy Halloween recreation passes and the positive ticket campaign that have traditionally occurred on Halloween. The drop-in halloween passes have been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions requiring pre-booking at County recreation facilities, AHS direction to reduce gatherings, and capacity restrictions in County facilities.

 

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Last updated: Friday, October 23, 2020
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