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ScreamFest

Halloween is in full swing in Beltline!  People of all ages have been flocking to ScreamFest at the Grandstand Building at Stampede Park to enjoy a good scare.  Equipped with 9 different haunted houses, games, and a great selection of live entertainment, it was an even for all gouls and ghasts. 

One attendee said ... nothing, cause they were too busy screaming!

If you're not scared yet, wait untill they bring on the "you ate whaaaaat?" contest

This event is listed as PG 13, but it is dependant on the children as all ages were there.

Doors are open from 7 pm til Midnight, and alcohol is available at the bar for those of age.

For more information on ScreamFest please see their website:

www.screamfest.ca

Jestor Halloween

The Evil Jestor

Children took in some games at the event

 

Ryan Stock feeds a meat hook through his nose and mouth.

 

Alberta Health Services

We also want to take this time to pass on a message from the Government of Alberta:

Alberta Health Services EMS would like to remind parents and trick-or-treaters of some basic Halloween safety tips as October 31st approaches.  As a member of the Calgary’s Child Magazine Partners for Safety, ambulances, along with Calgary police, fire, bylaw, transit, and Shaw Cable vehicles will be out patrolling communities on Halloween night to provide a visible safety resource for parents and trick-or-treaters
Parents

• Be certain that young trick-or-treaters are accompanied by an adult. Older children should
stay in groups of three or more.
• Pre-determine boundaries to trick-or-treat within and establish a firm time to return home.
• Advise children not to eat anything until they return home. Dispose of any items that appear
to have been tampered with, or that are not properly wrapped.

Trick-or-Treaters

• Remember: all regular pedestrian rules still apply. Be sure to cross the road at marked cross
 walks or well lit corners only. It is safest to work your way up one side of the street and then
cross once to the other side.
• Stay away from houses that are not well lit and do not accept rides from strangers or enter any
home you feel is unsafe.
• Let your parents know where you are going to be at all times and advise them if you will be late
returning.

Costume
• Choose bright colored costumes that are highly visible. Adding reflective tape to costumes further increases visibility.
• Consider sending your children with a flashlight for additional safety and increased visibility.
• When purchasing or making costumes, look for materials and accessories that are labeled flame-resistant.
• All costume accessories, such as sticks, rods or wands, should be soft and flexible with no sharp edges.
• Consider using hypoallergenic make-up kits instead of masks that may impair vision or breathing.
• Be sure costumes are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing – but not so baggy or long they become a tripping hazard. Costumes should not be longer than your child’s ankles.
• Ensure your child is wearing adequate foot wear that takes into consideration weather conditions and walking.