Join us for crafts and ghostly games!

Every October the District of Sparwood hosts a number Halloween events that are howling good fun for young and old.

To find out more about what is happening this year, check our Community Events Calendar or contact the Leisure Centre staff at 250.425.0552 or by email at

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting time of year for kids of all ages, but it can pose some potential hazards. The District of Sparwood would like to remind parents, drivers and homeowners about a few tips that will keep our little trick-or-treaters safe.

    • A bright costume with reflector tape will make children more visible to drivers.
    • Costumes should not be highly flammable, or interfere with easy walking.
    • If children are wearing masks, the masks shouldn’t interfere with their vision: better yet, use face paint instead.
    • Try to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out.
    • An adult should accompany younger children.
    • Older kids who are mature enough to be unsupervised should travel in a group.
    • Parents should help their kids plan a route and set a time to be home.
    • Remind children never to go beyond the doorway, and not to talk to strangers.
    • An adult should inspect the candy to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with.
    • Turn on your porch light to let children know they’re welcome (or vice versa).
    • Remove obstacles such as lawn ornaments and gardening tools from yards.
    • Place decorations out of the way so that nobody trips.
    • The safest way to light a jack-o’-lantern is with battery-powered lights. If you use candles, make sure the flame can’t come into contact with a child’s costume.
    • When children get excited, they tend to forget the most basic safety rules, especially around traffic. If you’re driving, slow down and be extra cautious in residential areas.
    • Drive defensively - expect children to dart out from between parked cars.