Hallowe’en in the Valley: shell-outs and prizes

Looking for Hallowe’en fun this weekend? Look no further, there’s lots to be had right here in the Valley, and the organizers have made sure the treats are COVID-safe for your kids. Remember, no crowding!

Family Hallowe’en Hunt

MVPL-Halloween-Hunt Sat. Oct.31          10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Madawaska Valley Public Library, 19474 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay

Families are encouraged to wear their Hallowe’en costumes and pick up a “Haunted Walk Map” at the Library. The Map has questions for kids to answer about Hallowe’en themed cutouts in the windows of participating businesses in Barry’s Bay. When you’ve completed your walk, come back to the Library to collect your treat bag.

BOO candy bags

Opeongo Seniors BOO bags CROP Sat. Oct.31          5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Opeongo Seniors Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay

Kids can collect “BOO” bags of candy at the front entrance of Opeongo Seniors Centre.

Trunk or Treat!

amLifeChristianCentre Trunk or Treat CROP Sat. Oct.31          5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Family Life Christian Centre will hand out treat bags in the Car Park of the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406, 250 John Street, Barry’s Bay

Bring your kids wearing their costumes.

Spooktacular Hallowe’en Hike

BBRC Spooktacular Halloween Hike CROP Sat. Oct.31          5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sandhill Drive, Barry’s Bay

Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee and residents of Sandhill Drive decorate the street for Hallowe’en. Lots of photo opportunities! Treat bags will be handed out at the END of the hike. Physical distancing – no crowding – safety first.

Save the Jack-O’-Lanterns

save jackOlanterns CROP Sun. Nov.1          During the day, drop-off your pumpkin/Jack-O’-Lantern at one of three locations, NO candles please. Remember to put the artists name & phone number in the drop box. Madawaska Valley  Township staff will illuminate the Jack-O’-Lanterns with glow sticks at each of three locations:

  • Barry’s Bay: Railway Station 
  • Combermere: Gazebo  
  • Wilno: Station Park

Drive-by to enjoy from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Three talented Jack-O’-Lantern artists will win a $25 gift certificate from local businesses at each of the three locations.

Too much sugar? How to save your kids’ teeth

jack-o-lantern6-philip-hay So your little monsters, ghouls and goblins have come home with lots of treat bags. How do you deal with too much sugar and the spectre of tooth decay? Click HERE for Hallowe’en Hacks from Marcia Rutledge of Barry’s Bay Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Health Unit tips for a safe Hallowe’en in 2020

Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) suggests how to keep your family safe this Hallowe’en. Visit RCDHU website for more tips.

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