Help decorate the pier for Halloween

Jack-o-Lantern Walk on the Haunted Dock/Photos District of Peachland

Joanne Layh

The recreation department’s free trick-or-treat event for Peachland families will return on Sunday, Oct. 31 with the second annual Jack-o-Lantern Walk on the Haunted Dock.

Traditionally, the recreation department hosted an indoor Halloween Spooktacular at the community centre, but to comply with COVID-19 restrictions last year the event moved outside to the Ray Kandola Pier at Heritage Park. The result was a huge success with 144 goody bags handed out and over 386 visitors attending throughout the evening.

This year, they plan to make the event even better and are inviting businesses and community groups to get involved in the fun. 

“We will be decorating the pier and park with spooky decorations, playing Halloween music, and displaying jack-o-lanterns,” says recreation coordinator Ben Stringer. “We are looking for businesses and community groups to help decorate sections of the pier. Participating groups will select a theme and decorate a section of the pier using various props.” 

Stringer suggests some example themes could include a graveyard, pirates, spider den, haunted mansion, or a mad scientist’s laboratory. 

Participating businesses or community groups can supply their own decorations or borrow supplies from the community centre. 

Businesses or community groups interested in participating are asked to notify the recreation department by Oct. 18 so they can confirm your theme, assign a section of the dock, and discuss decoration tips. 

To participate, contact Ben Stringer at 250 767 2133 or email

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