Harlyn Baldwin

Pets added to Ave treat event

Halloween bonfire tradition continues to bring out the dogs

Christine van Reeuwyk

News staff

Each year Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay hands out more than 600 hotdogs during the annual bonfire at Fireman’s Park.

They’ve been doing so since 1949.

“The firemen have always done the bonfire itself, in conjunction, the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay does the party,” said club member John Ewing. “We’ve worked with the fire department all these decades.”

Friday evening ghouls and souls of all ages can warm their hands by the fire, courtesy of the Oak Bay Fire Department and dance through a costume parade organized by the Kiwanis.

“Then we take over a half the scout hall and we do hot dogs and soft drinks and popcorn,” Ewing said. “They all troop through the hall for the hotdogs and that.”

Oak Bay firefighters light the bonfire around 6 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to help keep the bonfire under control with the assistance of firefighters by spraying water onto the bonfire.

Pumpkin Art ends tonight (Oct. 31)

The Oak Bay BIA organized event features hundreds of pumpkins carved by Victoria artist John Vickers on display behind municipal hall, 2167 Oak Bay Ave.

Admission is by donation to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay. The display opens at 5 p.m.

Kids and pets get treats

Every Halloween Oak Bay Village merchants host the giant community Trick or Treat on the Avenue.

Participating merchants on Oak Bay Avenue offer trick or treat in the stores from Foul Bay Road to Monterey Avenue between 2 and 5 p.m.

“We’re doing a pet trick or treat this year, there will be a dozen or so locations,”  said Heather Leary, project manager for the BIA. “We’ve noticed that in the day-to-day more and more people are bringing their pets down to Oak Bay Village. As a way to remind people that we’re pet friendly … we thought we’d offer that as a little bonus because we can.”

Go online to visitoakbayvillage.ca for the list of participating businesses.

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