West Shore Firefighters Host Halloween Fun
West Shore residents will have plenty of opportunities to get into the Halloween spirit this fall.
Here are just a few of the events taking place across the region.
Highlands gets an early jump on fun
Join the Highlands Fire Department for an early celebration on Sunday, Oct. 29 from noon until 2 p.m. at the West Firehall, 1564 Millstream Rd.
This open house event will include fire hall and truck tours, lots of candy, hot dogs by donation (with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy Canada) and a bonfire.
Treat Street returns to Langford
Langford Fire Rescue will once again be hosting Treat Street on Oct. 31.
Taking over Langford Station (720 Station Ave.), this event is back by popular demand. Running from 5 until 8 p.m., there will be free hot dogs, hot chocolate and treats.
There will also be live music, plenty of photo opportunities, games and more.
In support of the Teal Pumpkin Project, non-food treats will also be available. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement that aims to create a safer, more inclusive Halloween for all kids – particularly those with food allergies.
For more information on Langford’s Treat Street, go to langford.ca/calendar/treat-street-2.
Following Treat Street, Langford Fire Rescue will host its annual pumpkin smash event at Westshore Town Centre. On Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., pumpkins will be dropped from an engine in the Cineplex parking lot. This event is by donation with proceeds going to the B.C. Burn Fund.
Metchosin to host largest bonfire on the West Shore
The Metchosin Fire Department is bringing back its popular annual Halloween celebration on Oct. 31. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with hot dogs, coffee and juice for all (free of charge) at the fire hall, 4440 Happy Valley Rd.
There will also be glow sticks to help get the crowd in the party mood.
The costume contest starts at 7:30 p.m. and the department noted it will have the largest bonfire on the West Shore. While there will not be fireworks this year, a new feature is the haunted hall for all to enjoy.
View Royal event a smashing success
View Royal Fire Rescue will be hosting its annual trick-or-treat event at the fire hall, 333 Island Hwy., on Oct. 31 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Hotdogs, refreshments and, of course, treats will be on offer for all as well as a family-friendly haunted house.
While Halloween festivities always delight (despite maybe leaving some with a stomach ache), View Royal Fire Rescue will be following up with its crowd-pleasing annual pumpkin smash. Join firefighters at the hall on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to get rid of your pumpkins by dropping them off the four-storey hose tower onto a car.
This event is by donation with funds going to the department’s Movember campaign, which raises awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.
Parking on-site is limited for both events and residents are encouraged to walk, carpool or take alternative modes of transportation.
Colwood firefighters host bonfire and treat extravaganza
And not to be outdone, the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association will also mark the season with the community.
Join firefighters and association members at the fire hall, 3215 Metchosin Rd., from 5:45 until 8:45 p.m. On offer will be lots of snacks, hot chocolate and treats (while supplies last). Residents can also warm up next to a bonfire behind the hall.