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Some Parents Object to Winnipeg School Banning Costumes on Halloween

Some Parents Object to Winnipeg School Banning Costumes on Halloween

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – A new Winnipeg school’s decision to stop students from wearing their costumes to class on Halloween has upset some parents, who argue it’s not fair to deny their kids the fun.

Ecole Sage Creek School principal Marc Poirier says since this is the Kindergarten to Grade 8 school’s first year, staff debated what the costume policy would be.

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University Groups Try to Stave Off Offensive Costumes in Lead-Up to Halloween

University Groups Try to Stave Off Offensive Costumes in Lead-Up to Halloween

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Caitlyn Corset
This undated product image released by Spirit Halloween shows a model wearing the Caitlyn Corset set and Caitlyn Wig, inspired by Caitlyn Jenner. Geishas are out. Feathered headdresses are forbidden. And if you’re planning to wear a Bill Cosby or Caitlyn Jenner costume, you may not be welcome at your Halloween party of choice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Spirit Halloween via AP)

TORONTO – Geishas are out. Feathered headdresses are forbidden. And if you’re planning to wear a Bill Cosby or Caitlyn Jenner costume, you may not be welcome at your Halloween party of choice.

A growing number of institutions are starting to take a more proactive approach to potentially offensive outfits by developing strategies and even explicit policies to prevent people from donning controversial getups.

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Keep It Safe on Halloween: Tips for Children Trick-or-Treating

Keep It Safe on Halloween: Tips for Children Trick-or-Treating

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(Halloween trick-or-treating image via Shutterstock)

With children across Canada hitting the streets for Halloween on Saturday, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection wants to ensure the little goblins and ghosts do it safely.

The centre has released a list of safety tips to help build children’s safety competence and confidence while out trick-or-treating.

“These safety habits are easy to implement into your family’s Halloween routine and create a safety foundation that you can build on year by year as children become more independent,” said Noni Classen, director of education at the Canadian Centre.

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Fun Mountain Transforming for ‘Fear the Sliding Dead’

Fun Mountain Transforming for ‘Fear the Sliding Dead’

Fear the Sliding Dead

Fun Mountain waterpark will be transformed into a spooky setting for a nearly week-long Halloween event.

Fear the Sliding Dead is a live action role play zombie apocalypse guided tour taking over the Winnipeg area park from October 25-31.

“We wanted to create something truly terrifying,” said Jamie Hall, one of the organizers. “Tanya and Darius (Fun Mountain’s owners) are always on board for new ideas, so when we came up with Fear the Sliding Dead, they were immediately on board. We can’t wait to scare the life out of Winnipeg.”

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‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing Park Theatre in October

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing Park Theatre in October

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Park Theatre Halloween

A group of young producers are coming together again this year for a Halloween-themed musical at the Park Theatre.

Wasteland Productions will present The Rocky Horror Show from October 30-31, telling the story of a newly-engaged couple getting caught in a storm and ending up at the home of a mad, transvestite scientist. It’s a humorous tribute to sci-fi and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s.

Producers Dan De Jaeger, Rory Fallis, Katie German and Quinn Greene put on the Evil Dead musical last year, selling out the venue to a Winnipeg audience.

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Buddy System Keeps Halloween a Safe Experience

Halloween Trick-or-TreatersAs children hit the streets tonight for Halloween, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has some tips on remaining safe while doing so.

The centre recommends parents implement a buddy system for their children, whether they’re heading out to trick-or-treat or going to a Halloween party with friends.

“The buddy system is a safety strategy that should play an integral role in children’s lives, and what better time to practice it then on Halloween,” said Noni Classen, director of education at the Canadian Centre.

“To make this Friday a safe and fun Halloween, we encourage parents to take a few minutes between selecting the costumes, buying candy, and face painting to talk about the buddy system with their children.”

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Cold, Windy Conditions for Halloween Night in Manitoba

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If you’re dressing up as Mary Poppins for Halloween on Friday, you may want to leave the umbrella at home.

The Weather Network has come out with its forecast for the “spookiest night of the year,” preparing Canadians coast-to-coast for the conditions in their area as kids hit the street to collect their sugary loot.

Dry conditions, but with a brisk wind, will make their way into the prairie provinces for Halloween night across Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Throwing Halloween Festivities

Assiniboine Park Zoo Throwing Halloween Festivities

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Winston , the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s mascot, is ready for Halloween. (HANDOUT)

A weekend full of “spooktacular” festivities will get visitors to Assiniboine Park Zoo ready for Halloween.

On Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26, the zoo will present a Halloween Weekend Spooktacular, filled with special Halloween-themed events and activities.

Zoo visitors arriving in costume save 25% off regular zoo admission for all three days.

What’s happening:

Creepy Creatures Zoo Keeper Talks
10 a.m. — The Bat Cave (Kinsmen Discovery Centre)
12 p.m. — Wild Wolves (Journey to Churchill)
2 p.m. — Slithering Snakes (Toucan Ridge)

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