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Spooktacular Halloween events underway in the city

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:30 PDT, Fri October 18, 2019

Are you looking for unique ways to spend time with some ghouls, goblins and your family this Halloween season? With over 15 wickedly awesome Halloween-inspired events and programs to choose from happening now through Thursday, Oct. 31, there is some fa-boo-lous fun for everyone. 

“Richmond is once again providing family-friendly and safe Halloween experiences for all ages,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “These low cost or free fun events offered by the city and its partners continue to build a great sense of community spirit.”

Some of this year’s fang-tastic Halloween events include:

• Jumping in the water and retrieving a pumpkin to take home at the “Pumpkin Patch in the Pool” event at Watermania Oct. 20

• taking a walk through Richmond Nature Park Oct. 19 and 20 during Wild Things, a family-friendly, theatrical experience that ties together nature, wildlife and Halloween 

• creating jack-o-lanterns and spooky masks at Hamilton Community Centre

• enjoying a Halloween-themed skate in costume at Minoru Arenas and the Richmond Olympic Oval

• listening to spooktacular stories, songs and rhymes at your local library

• joining the dancing at the 55+ years Halloween social at the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living.

On Halloween night, there are five free community firework displays to choose from:

1. Halloween Fireworks Festival, Minoru Park, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Music, magic, roving entertainers, children’s activities, inflatable corn maze, trick-or-treating, fire juggling and a spectacular fireworks finale at 8:30 p.m.

2. Hugh Boyd Community Park (West Richmond), 8:15 p.m.

3. McLean Neighbourhood Park (Hamilton), 8:15 p.m.

4. South Arm Community Park, 8:15 p.m.

5. Burkeville Neighbourhood Park, 8:15 p.m.—Please note that Burkeville will be local traffic only from 4 to 9 p.m.

For more information on the free fireworks displays or other Halloween events visit

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