Don't miss the annual Halloween event at the Colwood Fire Hall on Metchosin Road
Come out and join us for hot dogs, hot chocolate, treats, and fun!
The event starts at 5:00 pm and wraps up at 8:00 pm on Halloween night, October 31, 2022
Reminders for trick or treaters
Halloween festivities are best enjoyed with a measure of safety... the fun ends quickly if someone gets hurt.
- Trick or treat together in small groups - kids should never go alone (even superheroes have sidekicks). A cell phone is a great safety net for older kids.
- Can you see? Make sure your mask, wig, hat or cyclops eye doesn't mean you are tripping, getting hurt and heading home early.
- Can people see you? Add something reflective or bright to your costume or candy bag so people can see you.
- Only trick or treat at houses with lights turned on and NEVER enter a stranger's house, even if you are invited.
- Let your parents go through treats and toss out any sketchy, open or unpackaged treats before you dig in.
- Don’t criss-cross streets or run out from between parked vehicles. The gory stuff is meant to be pretend, not an actual car accident.
Driving on Halloween
- Slow down and expect kids to pop out at any time. Don't forget they are excited and sugared up.
- NEVER drink and drive.
Homeowners entertaining ghosts and ghouls at the door
- If you are participating in Halloween, keep your lights on and porch or walkway clear of things kids could trip on.
- It's encouraged to use candy chutes, slides, and tongs to deliver goodies with children standing further back than usual
- Lighted pumpkins should be placed away from flammable objects and never left unattended. Better yet, use a small flashlight or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns.
- Fireworks are not allowed in the City of Colwood unless you have taken a fireworks safety course and have obtained a permit.
- Pet owners should keep their animals inside while trick or treaters are out and about. Pets and kids can both be a little unpredictable with all the Halloween excitement.
Please follow safety precautions to avoid burns, blast injuries and fire hazards.
- Fireworks are not permitted in the City of Colwood without a permit and a current safety course certificate.
- Only those 18 years of older, with a permit, may possess or discharge fireworks.
- Choose a safe outdoor area for discharging fireworks: a bare area of ground away from buildings, overhead obstructions, trees, vehicles, dry grass and other flammables.
- Spectators should watch from a safe distance, at least 20 metres upwind.
- Have a garden hose or a large bucket of water or sand ready at the site.
- Never point or throw fireworks at anyone or anything.
- Never hold fireworks in your hand while lighting them.
- Never attempt to re-light or move fireworks that fail to go off.
- Firecrackers and bottle rockets are prohibited throughout Canada by federal regulation.