The District of Invermere and local business cordially invite you and your cleverly-costumed children to trick or treat downtown on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. The special Halloween event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the goodies last.

More than 50 businesses and organizations will be handing out candy for the community’s ghosts, super heroes, Care Bears, giant crayons, minions and mermaids. Each participating business will have an orange and black trick-or-treat poster on its doors.

Cortney Pitts, the District’s events coordinator, said it will be “wonderful to have another opportunity to invite families and children to explore our downtown and visit stores they may not have before.”

Some organizations are offering more than candy. The Invermere Public Library will have a corn maze. Fire Vixen Emporium is providing face painting. Gerry’s Gelati will have hot chocolate for costumed kids under 12. Taynton Bay Spirits will treat adults as well as their little ghouls.

Children should be dressed up and accompanied by an adult in the shops and on the street. The downtown streets will remain open for traffic during the event, so trick or treaters will need to use the crosswalks.

For an up-to-date list of participating organizations, visit the Invermere BC Events Facebook page.

Other groups that would like to participate and hand out nut-free treats are invited to contact Ms. Pitts at events@invermere.net.

When the trick or treating ends, the fun will continue as Cathy Wigorski from Crafty Cathy’s is offering a 1 p.m. workshop at her shop “to teach people how to make intricate pumpkins” like her Ewok or R2D2.

The workshop is $15 per pumpkin and is suitable for those 15 and up. Younger crafters are welcome to help their grownups with their designs.

The workshop will last two to three hours depending on the size of the pumpkin and the level of detail in the design. Pumpkins, tools and templates will be provided. Advance registration is recommended.

Radium Halloween

Over in Radium, children and their caregivers are invited to the Radium Hot Springs Public Library for a Halloween craft at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 27th. Supplies will be provided. Patrons are invited to wear costumes or dress in orange and black.