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Monday Update - Oct 21 2013

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Monday Update - Oct 21 2013
by Lochside PAC - Sunday, 20 October 2013, 10:44 PM

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This is the week of the Haunted Circus – Thursday October 24th! Please read the attached information for all of the important event details. Please note that the ‘haunted circus courtyard’ will be geared from younger to older students through the evening so young ones will need to arrive right away for the youngest viewing window.

We still need a few more volunteers – even if you can only commit for 30 minutes - that will help to pull it all together! Please email Mary to volunteer at


Pumpkins on the Pier is the kickoff event to launch the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign which provides Christmas presents to less privileged children on the Saanich Peninsula.

Starting on October 19th, toys can be dropped off at the Mary Winspear Centre.  For the following week, people who donate a new, unwrapped toy will be given a coupon for a free pumpkin, courtesy of Michell Bros Farms.  Participants can pick up a pumpkin, carve it and bring it along to enter in the contest held on October 26th at Beacon Park.  


Pumpkins on the Pier will take place From 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday October 26th and will include contests for pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie eating and apple biting.  There will also be an Open Stage for youth musicians to perform.  Costumed children will have the opportunity to trick or treat through downtown Sidney, where businesses will be providing candy treats.  Finally, the event will conclude with a pumpkin parade from Beacon Park to Bevan Pier.  The pumpkins will be placed on hay bales along the pier for display through the week up to Halloween.  


Reminders for the Week:

  • Wed Oct 23rd: Walking Wheeling Wednesday
  • Thurs Oct 24th: Haunted Circus, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Fri Oct 25th: NID – No School


Have a Great Week!