Oak Bay Kiwanis member Delphine Straith helps arrange the styrofoam gourds for the annual Pumpkin Art display behind the Municipal Hall on Oak Bay Avenue. The display

Halloween events on tap in Oak Bay

From a bonfire to a haunted house to pumpkin art, various options available in Oak Bay

Residents looking to celebrate Halloween in Oak Bay have a variety of options.

The annual Pumpkin Art display, created by John Vickers, is set up now behind the municipal hall. It’s open from 5 to 9 p.m. and winds up Halloween night (Oct. 31). Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Oak Bay Kiwanis club.

From 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at 430 Beach Dr., you’ll find zombies and other creepy characters at the Haunted House of Horrors, hosted by the Hospers family. The display, which will be less terrifying early on to accommodate younger visitors, is a fundraiser for the Victoria SPCA.

The family is collecting cash, blankets, animal toys and pet food for the shelter.

Also starting at 6 p.m., the Kiwanis join Oak Bay firefighfighters for their annual Halloween bonfire, lighting up Fireman’s Park off St. Ann’s Road. A costume parade starts at 6:30 in front of the Scout Hall. There’s entertainment planned and hot dogs, pop and hot chocolate will be available.

There will, however, be no fireworks display and the fire department reminds residents that private bonfires are not permitted.

In general for Halloween, parents are encouraged to dress their children in flame-resistant clothing that is light coloured or has reflective tape to increase visibility. Carrying flashlights is also suggested.

It is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks in Oak Bay without a permit. Fines range from $100 to $500. The sale of fireworks is banned throughout the Capital Regional District.

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