If you’re looking for some community get-togetherness, Friday Night Live is hosting a Neighbourhood Halloween Party for all comers. Doors open at 6:30 for games (think pin the hat on the witch, eat a donut off the string, etc.!), a children’s art project, close-up magician, treats and a “s’mores-gasbord” (chocolate fountain with mini marshmallows and Graham crackers!) Admission is by donation.
At 7:30 p.m., a Halloween-themed Friday Night Live improv comedy show will kick off – tix are $10, $5 for those in costume, and kids under 12 are free! And as a special Halloween treat, the show will be followed by a DJ and dancing for all!
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Need a reminder on some of the Halloween bylaws and safety tips? Here’s some recent information sent our way by the North Van RCMP:
All firecrackers are prohibited in both the City and District of North Vancouver. Fines for setting off firecrackers in the City range from $500 in the City and $200 in the District.
- City of North Vancouver prohibits the purchase, possession or discharge of fireworks within the City limits. Fines for contraventions range from $100 – $600.
- In the District of North Vancouver, you may purchase, possess and discharge fireworks under the following conditions:
- You must obtain a permit from the vendor or District. [Note: you can do this online right here.]
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You may not discharge fireworks on public property
- Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of friends.
- Make sure they can be seen. Dress them in reflective, bright color costumes, or fasten reflective tape to their costume or bag. Avoid masks that restrict their vision.
- Don’t allow them into a house for treats, always wait outside.
- Don’t let them eat any treats an adult has not inspected.
- Ensure safe crossings of roads and intersections
- Halloween night means there will be more children on the streets. Drivers need to use extra caution. With the excitement Halloween brings, children may forget basic pedestrian safety rules.
- Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating. Reduce your speed and stay alert.