The annual children’s Halloween Parade and Party happens in downtown Courtenay and the Lewis Centre on Wednesday. Photo supplied

Halloween fun for kids

Courtenay Recreation in partnership with the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association offers a howling good time at the annual children’s Halloween Parade and Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31. This free event is for children 11 years and younger with a caregiver.

The fun starts with events on Duncan Avenue at 3 p.m., and continues to the parade downtown and the party at the Lewis Centre from 4:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Schedule of downtown events from 3-5 p.m. on Duncan Avenue:

• Comox Valley Arts – DJ Dance Booth and Crafts with Jenja

• Courtenay Recreation’s cookie decorating table

• Fishing for Treasure by Nootka Marine (corner of 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue)

• Canadian Blood Services, Telus and MARS Wildlife Rescue booths

• Courtenay Library Books for Treats

4 – 4:45 p.m. start at Golden Carriage Restaurant parking lot, corner of 5th Street and Fitzgerald Avenue: Trick or Treat Downtown

4:45 – 6:30 p.m. meet at the Lewis Centre:

Party at the Lewis Centre with a family portrait in the photo booth, some spooky Halloween Carnival Games with prizes, gooey things, bouncy castles, and Witches Brew Café.

5 – 7 p.m. at The LINC Youth Centre (300 Old Island Highway):

The LINC Haunted House features half the fright night for younger visitors. $2 per person or $5 per family.

Drivers, please be patient and alert while hundreds of small costumed characters walk around Downtown Courtenay.

FMI: 250-338-5371 or courtenay.ca/halloween

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