Halloween in Qualicum Beach
In the Village Neighbourhood on Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. there will be trick-or-treating for children aged 12 and under, creepy crafts at the library, free Halloween photos for kids in costumes at Pharmasave, edible Halloween crafts at Courtyard Café and a colouring contest at Lefty’s Restaurant.
Cloudhead Games will also host its second annual haunted house at the old fire hall (124 Harlech Rd.).
There will also be a pumpkin walk, bonfire and fireworks at the Qualicum Beach community park with free hot dogs and hot chocolate. The festivities will run from 6:30-8 p.m.
Errington Halloween Pumpkin Trail
Errington War Memorial Hall Association will host its annual “Errington-style” Halloween celebration with its trail of spooks and pumpkins, beginning at Errington War Memorial Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Kids are invited to wear their costumes for a trip through the trail, where they will receive plenty of treats on their tour through the pumpkins and “spooks.” Afterward, everyone is invited to gather around the big bonfire for hot chocolate or coffee and a hot dog, provided by the Errington Volunteer Fire Department.
A fireworks show will follow at approximately 7:45 p.m., when the Pumpkin Trail has wrapped up.
Admission to the pumpkin trail is by donation. For more info visit www.erringtonhall.ca/regevents.htm.
Coombs Candy Walk
Stop by the Coombs Fairground (1014 Ford Rd.) on Halloween for a fun family evening created by the community. Ballenas Dry Grad puts together a haunted house, pumpkins carved by Errington Elementary School students will be on display and the Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department will treat guests to a fantastic display of fireworks.
There will also be a candy walk and cake walk. People are encouraged to dress up. The event is by donation.
Meadowood hosts Corcarnival
The annual Corcan Meadowood Residents’ Association halloween bash has a new name but the same fun, treats and fireworks set for Tuesday night, Oct. 31.
The inaugural Corcarnival starts at 6:30 p.m. at 1810 Galvin Way, across from the Meadowood Fire Hall, and will feature free refreshments, trick or treating, children’s entertainment, music and a big bonfire. For those up to the challenge, a “very” scary walk is available.
The event wraps up with the fireworks show beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Pumpkins on the Drive
Hundreds of pumpkins will once again line Resort Drive in Parksville.
The Resort Drive community, which consists of seven resorts, will be hosting the Pumpkins on the Drive event Oct. 27 to Nov.1 from 6-8 p.m. nightly.
Each night people can walk or drive to see silly, happy or scary jack-o-lanterns. People can also stop into any resort office for a treat.
For more information on the all ages event, visit www.resort-drive-events.ca.
— NEWS Staff