ROSEMÈRE, October 20, 2020 – In an effort to comply with public health restrictions, the Town of Rosemère will be taking a different approach to celebrating Halloween this year and is pleased to announce several of the initiatives that have been planned to keep little ghosts and ghouls safe and happy.
To start, Pioneers Park will be decked out with spook-tacular decorations for everyone to enjoy.
Plus, some special friends and fun activities will be awaiting students at Alpha, McCaig and Val-des-Ormes schools on the morning of October 29 or 30, depending on their respective pedagogical days.
And between now and All Hallows’ Eve, members of the community are invited to take part in a virtual jack-o’-lantern carving contest. To enter, email pictures of your most petrifying pumpkins to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will qualify for a draw for a $100 gift card from Carcajou. Be sure to keep an eye out for these scary sculptures on the Town’s various communications platforms.
Last but not least, the library will be sharing some ideas for Halloween-themed arts and crafts online. Kids can take part in these free workshops to make some boo-tiful objects using common household materials. Instructions on how to log in to these activities will be posted on the Town’s platforms.
“This year, we’ve had to be more imaginative and rethink many of the things we do, and Halloween is no exception,” said Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram. “Let’s all be especially careful and follow public health guidelines. We’ve come up with a diverse range of activities so you can still make the most of the holiday that kids and kids-at-heart look forward to all year long!”
Note that the provincial government has given the green light for children to go door-to-door, although they must remain with their family. Anyone giving out candy will have to keep a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from trick-or-treaters.
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