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Little Travellers celebrate Halloween

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 | 10:15 am

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Spiderman wraps an adult at the Mummy Wrap station at last year’s Halloween Haunt. (Photo contributed)

Spiderman wraps an adult at the Mummy Wrap station at last year’s Halloween Haunt. (Photo contributed)

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The Kelowna and District Safety Council’s sixth annual Halloween Haunt will be a cauldron of fun for the whole family on Saturday Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Little Travellers’ Safety Village at 395 Hartman Road.

Sponsored by Western Financial Group, the event will feature a variety of ghoulish games, activities, and crafts that will be set up at various stations around the Safety Village and inside the classroom.  The popular pedal cars will also be on hand, and prizes will be handed out at most of the stations.

“Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids” says Tania Meyer, Executive Director of the Kelowna & District Safety Council.  “The Halloween Haunt provides a safe alternative for families to celebrate Halloween together, and this event has become a family favourite.”

The Little Travellers’ Safety village will be decorated especially for the occasion, and parents are reminded to bring their cameras.  Like Halloween itself, the event will go on rain or shine, so children should dress warmly under their costumes.  Some favorite activities from previous Haunts, like the Mummy Wrap and Fear Factor, will be returning, and some new activities and crafts have been added to keep the event fresh:  Witches’ Hat Toss, Swamp Fishing, skeleton making, and more.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, Scott Alexander, a local naturalist and environmental educator, will be returning with several of his slithering serpents.  Children and adults will be able to touch and hold the scaly reptiles as he teaches them about snake safety and handling.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get close to a California king constrictor, a tree climbing Texas rat snake, a royal python, and several others.  See how these creeping creatures become more active as they’re handled.

Pizza and cookies from co-sponsor Little Caesars and drinks will be available to all attendees, and all children will receive a Halloween treat bag filled with goodies and a Halloween safety tip sheet.

Tickets are only $4 per person.  As this event is expected to sell out again, be sure to get your tickets early.  For more information or to register, please call KDSC at 250-765-3163.

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