Hallowe’en capers in and around the Valley

Whatever your age or interest, The Current tells you where there’s fun to be had this Hallowe’en weekend in and around the Madawaska Valley. While you enjoy the festivities, keep in mind that residents of five neighbouring municipalities — Bonnechere Valley, Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan, Killaloe Hagarty Richards, Madawaska Valley and North Algona Wilberforce — are eligible to compete for $750 worth of prizes from local businesses in the following categories:

  • House/lawn decoration
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Adult costume
  • Kids costume
  • Scariest costume

The competition runs until Tuesday, Nov.1 so there’s still time to enter. MV residents can submit a photo of your creation by email to recreation@madawaskavalley.ca and remember to include which category you’re entering.

Saturday Oct.29

Madawaska Valley Public Library and business community team up for annual Hallowe’en Hunt 10 am to 3 pm

The annual Hallowe’en Scavenger Hunt is now underway at Barry’s Bay businesses. Organized by the MV Public Library with sponsorship from the Barry’s Bay Business Improvement Area and local businesses, kids can enjoy this family event during daylight hours. Pick up a Hallowe’en Hunt List from either Northern Credit Union at 19630 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) or the Library at 19474 Opeongo Line. Once you have your scavenger list, just visit local businesses to find the items listed. Then you can head to the Library to pick up your prize when you’re done.

Barry’s Bay Railway Station transformed into haunted house 10 am to 3 pm

If you get hungry while on the Scavenger Hunt, drop in at the Barry’s Bay Railway Station, 19503 Opeongo Line, for a free drink and hotdog (while supplies last). Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee, Station Keepers MV and Madawaska Valley Township have combined forces to turn the former station/museum into a Haunted House.

Big Screen Party returns to Killaloe Station Park 3 pm to 8 pm

Finished the Scavenger Hunt early but still want to show off your Hallowe’en costume? Head over to Station Park in Killaloe where the Big Screen Party returns with a showing of Minions – The Return of Gru, plenty of free family activities including pumpkin carving, a dance party and a costume contest.

Monday Oct.31

Opeongo Seniors shell out for kids starting at 5:30 pm

The Opeongo Seniors will provide treats for Ghosts and Goblins at the Centre, 19 Stafford Street in Barry’s Bay — everyone is welcome, but watch out for the Werewolf!

Trunk or Treat at Legion from Family Life Christian Centre 6 pm to 8 pm

Family Life Christian Centre once again is hosting its popular Trunk or Treat event in the Barry’s Bay Legion Parking Lot, 250 John Street in Barry’s Bay. Kids are encouraged to wear their Hallowe’en costumes when they collect their treats. All welcome. The question on everyone’s lips is, “Will the Dinosaurs be there this year?”

Hallowe’en safety

Enjoy the fun but remember that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Click HERE for Safety Tips from the OPP.

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