Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications and Event Planning Intern

This October, as we welcome in the crisp fall season, we must say goodbye to summer. But that’s nothing to BOO-hoo over! From costumes and candy, to pumpkin carving madness…have you been getting into the Halloween spirit yet? posAbilities believes that everyone should be welcomed to unleash their inner ghosts and goblins during this festive time.

A Haunting Head Office

Check out how we got spooky last year at Head Office. A couple of wicked witches stopped by and we indulged in a feast of treats.

Left: Judith from Shared Living | Center:  Diane’s spooky snacks from HR | Right: Anita from Laurel 

Just another day at the office

This year we had a surprise visit from Mr. Von Ghoulish! Stay tuned for more festivities around Head Office and our programs!

Left: Andrea, Team Leader Right: Thea, Receptionist

Party with Stage Door!

Are you looking for a fun and accessible Halloween party to show off your spooky side? The Stage Door Theatre Troupe invites you to join them at their annual Haunted Horror Halloween Dance – on Thursday, October 25th. As a program of posAbilities that specializes in performing arts, you can be sure to see some creative costumes from this lively bunch. When it comes to transforming into extravagant characters, the Stage Door crew doesn’t mess around.

Party-goers with the best Halloween attire will win prizes, so don’t hold back! It’s going to be a franken-tastic night of games, treats, dancing, and DJ Fresh Flesh spinning the most killer tracks.  So grab your tickets while they’re still hot, and gather under the moonlight at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) from 6:30 – 9pm. All ghoulish guests age 16 and up are welcome. Join us if you dare…

Other Halloween Happenings

Looking for more festivities to attend this month? Check out these FREE and low cost accessible events which may be of interest to you:

  • Happy Halloween Dance

When? Thursday, October 25th, 2018 from 6 – 9pm

Where? Life Skills Resource Centre (12996-60th Ave Surrey, BC)

What? Free food, refreshments, and prizes! Call (604) 592-5599 for $10 tickets. (Note: Support staff must purchase a ticket)

  • Haunted Village

When? Friday, October 26th – Monday, October 29th from 6 – 9pm

Where? Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC)

What? Wonder at the curious, find the unusual and discover the unexpected around every corner. Purchase tickets here.

  • Glow Harvest

When? On now until Wednesday, October 31st   from 4 – 9pm Monday – Friday and 1 – 9pm on Saturdays

Where? Milner Village Garden Centre (6690 – 216 Street, Langley, BC)

What? This massive harvest-themed, festival features an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, food trucks and drinks, a mystery corn maze and much more! One free caregiver ticket per person served – simply show proper identification to receive this deal. Details here.

  • Art Knapp’s Funland

When? On now until Wednesday, October 31st (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays) Visit their website for hours of operation.

Where? Art Knapp Port Coquitlam (1300 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC)

What? Fall leaves, giant pumpkins, scarecrows and an amazing family time with rides, food and fun. Time to start (or continue) your new favourite autumn tradition.