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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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(Halloween image via Shutterstock)

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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Weeding Through the Fray of Halloween

By Roger Currie

Apologies to my 10-year-old grandson, but every year seems to bring more reasons to dread that ancient ritual called Halloween. I was an enthusiastic trick-or-treater for a few years as a youngster, but it ended for me just about the time that Bud Grant won his last Grey Cup as coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Ronny Lancaster was preparing to move his family from Ottawa to Regina.

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Motorists Reminded to Watch Out for Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween Trick-or-TreatersAs kids begin dashing up city streets tonight collecting their Halloween loot, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to ensure they can do so safely.

MPI is reminding motorists to drive with caution tonight as costume-clad youngsters embark head out trick-or-treating. Drivers are being encouraged to slow down, drive safely and keep their eyes peeled for flashing red safety lights.

More than 100,000 safety light-up devices have been distributed to schools province-wide to tens of thousands of children. The devices can be attached onto a child’s jacket or backpack so that they’re clearly visible when they’re out after dark.

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Virtual Balls to Light Up Side of Buhler Centre

University of WinnipegAn interactive art display will project virtual balls on the side of the University of Winnipeg’s Buhler Centre Halloween night.

The university teamed up with Winnipeg company PO-MO to place sensors on the Portage Avenue sidewalk to detect motion and control the billiard-size balls above street level.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, pedestrians can interact with the balls — projected from atop the Rice building — as they wrap around the building’s physical features, such as its iconic “fins.”

The display is a test as part of an initiative into advanced technology and learning, with the goal to create smarter classrooms and intelligent buildings.

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