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A Weekend of Boo

By on October 23, 2018 0 1068 Views

Halloween is coming a few days early, and the Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club (FMBGC) is ready to host their signature fundraising event.

Junior Boo is the FMBGC’s annual Halloween extravaganza where they transform the Club into a carnival-inspired atmosphere.

Prior to the 2016 Wildfire, the Club had two separate events for different age groups – Junior Boo and Chateau Boo. Chateau Boo was a haunting experience, which allowed guests to walk through a gut and gore-filled house with dressed-up actors.

“We lost the structure of the Haunted House in the 2016 fire,” said Veronica Duarte, Fund Development & Communications Coordinator of the FMBGC.

With the loss of the house, they’ve decided to bring additional options to Junior Boo to make it an event for all ages.

This local family’s costume was inspired by the Disney film, Moana. Photo: Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club

This weekend’s event will be featuring the Pembina Pipeline’s Spook-tacular Market for a second year. There will also be food vendors on-site and some tasty treats for guests donated by Save-On-Foods in Stoneycreek Village. (Click here for the full list of market vendors.)

Junior Boo takes place on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For residents coming to the event for the first time, Duarte said it caters to every member of the family.

“Once you walk through the door, you will be greeted by our amazing staff and volunteers selling tickets. One can then walk through and view the amazing prizes at the raffle table or go straight on through to the market,” she said.

“Swing a right and grab some treats in the canteen, stop by the Tricky Treat Store to buy some of the most popular toys or head right into the carnival hall for bouncy castles, face painting, pumpkin carving and games, while lip-syncing to the Monster Mash.”

Purchase of carnival tickets can be paid with cash or debit inside the Club. Tickets cost one dollar each and ticket amounts vary for each Junior Boo activity.

Want to WIN the Junior Boo Family Prize Pack? TELL YMM PARENT: What’s your favourite scary movie? Email your response to dawn@balsom.ca

We have 60 tickets and two bouncy castle wristbands to giveaway to one lucky family.

New to Junior Boo is a local fundraising initiative – Take Action – to support youth with special needs.

“Elizabeth King has reached out to us to help sell Alberta’s Best Beef Jerky to raise funds for programming for her sister and other teens with special needs.

Learn more about the Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club and its initiatives at www.fmbgc.ca.

Have a Fang-tastic Time, Fort McMurray!

Dawn Booth, Editor of YMM Parent


About the author

Editor-in-Chief at | dawn@balsom.ca

Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.