Roll Call: Halloween Spooks


Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. When else do you dress up, eat junkfood, get scared, and connect with your community? Exactly. Halloween rules.  And since I’m not the only one who thinks this, it is no surprise that Hamilton is a buzz with Halloween events.

The Hamilton Spectator has an article that lists a bunch of Halloween activities. Of the list, I am particularly intrigued about the Zombie walk… Having never gone on one, I wonder what it could be like!

The Whitehern Historic House and Garden is having a “Pumpkin Party” at which you get to decorate your own 1930’s-style paper mache pumpkin to take home, play pumpkin-themed games, and decorate and eat a pumpkin face cookie. If you’re interested in learning a bit about Hamilton history while having a fun time.

The Dundas BIA is hosting a Scarecrow Festival with some free treats, a concert, and trolley rides. Check it out if you’ve got the chance!

A great initiative is the Trick or Eat fundraiser that happens on Halloween night. Trick or eat works the way that standard trick-or-treating works, but instead of collecting candy, you accept donations to a local food bank. The Hamilton chapter of the initiative will be meeting this Wednesday at the McMaster University Student Centre at 4:30, and will be out until 9 (so there’s time after to go out once you’re in costume!). The goal is to raise $2000 for Living Rock Ministries. Grab your friends, throw on a costume, and make a difference this Halloween!

Have a safe, scary, and fun Halloween everyone!