Kitchener Promotes Safe Alternatives for Halloween


City of Kitchener plans to throw spooky events ahead of Halloween

The City of Kitchener plans to have safe and fun Halloween programs as another way to celebrate the holidays.Designed to follow public health guidelines, the community centers plan to set up outdoor haunted Halloween exhibits between October 29 and October 31. Residents are encouraged to visit members of their immediate household to take photos, explore and bring home Halloween treats. All community centers in Kitchener will participate in the festivities between noon and 6 p.m., except Williamsburg.

From October 28 to 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., fun nighttime activities will be offered at the Kitchener Market, including a spooky science exhibit, a family photo booth and a take-out pumpkin. Be aware that space is limited and that each cohort will only have a 30-minute time slot. Registration is open on the City of Kitchener website.

On October 31, there will be a live broadcast of Kids in the Kitchen at 10:00 a.m. where you can roll up your sleeves for some delicious treats.

Later, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., there will be an art walk and scavenger hunt in downtown Kitchener taking place on Gaukel Street between Joseph Street and Charles Street, and a full map can be viewed. on the downtown Kitchener website.

To ensure a safe and fun vacation, Waterloo Region Public Health recommends low-risk activities like decorating pumpkins, a virtual costume party, Halloween movie night, sharing scary stories, a hunt. outdoor treasure in the yard or a Halloween Pinata.

If you decide to go out Trick-or-Treating or give out candy, hang out with members of your immediate household, physically move away, and wear a mask and not just rely on a costume mask, don’t let go. of candy in buckets grab, use tongs or similar utensils to dispense candy, and not congregate or linger on outside steps.

For more details, visit the City of Kitchener website.


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