Faren Rouse and children at the Exploring the Puddle Early Learning Centre visited Save-on-Foods last week to pick out a pumpkin each for Halloween. On Halloween day the centre will be holding its fourth annual Ooey-Gooey Science Lab Halloween event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the centre located at 279 Third Avenue North.

Faren Rouse and children at the Exploring the Puddle Early Learning Centre visited Save-on-Foods last week to pick out a pumpkin each for Halloween. On Halloween day the centre will be holding its fourth annual Ooey-Gooey Science Lab Halloween event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the centre located at 279 Third Avenue North.

Halloween day offers lots of activities for little children

The School District 27’s StrongStart program will be in Boitanio Park on Halloween hosting a few fun activities for families.

The School District 27’s StrongStart program will be in Boitanio Park on Halloween hosting a few fun activities for families with children ages up to five years.

The activities will take place at the picnic shelter from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, says StrongStart co-ordinator Joan Lozier.

Activities include a book walk where everyone wins a Halloween or fall book to take home; a pumpkin toss; and pumpkin bowling.

There will be a story walk where pages of a Halloween book will be posted on stakes along a path through the park for children and families to read as they walk.

There will also be a Pumpkin Patch where each child can choose a mini pumpkin to take home to decorate with items given to them at the park such as google eyes, feathers, ribbons and the like.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and dress warmly.

Parents and guardians are reminded that the parking lot behind the Cariboo Memorial Complex is all reserved during the week, but there is now lots of parking available in the new front parking lot.

The StrongStart event is one of three planned during the day for younger children.

Families who visit all three activities will have their names put in a draw to win some great prizes says Faren Rouse, owner/educator at the Exploring the Puddle Early Learning Centre which is hosting its fourth annual Ooey-Gooey Science Lab event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Halloween.

The centre is located at 279 Third Avenue North.

The other event to visit in order to be included in the draw is the Pumpkins and Bubbles Family Halloween photo shoot by donation at the Potato House.

Downtown merchants will also be hosting their Trick ‘R’ Treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. complete with passports.

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