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Gulf of Georgia Cannery says Boo!

Lorraine Graves   Oct-17-2017

Poster courtesy Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

Steveston’s National Historic Site, the Cannery Museum, normally offers a welcoming environment out of the elements, cool in the summer, warm and cozy in the rain.

But, for the last weekend of October, brace yourself if you dare enter the Herring Reduction Plant at the cannery.



For two days only, ghoulish cannery “workers” plan to haunt the set-up in the reduction plant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With a trick or treat theme, children will be able to earn treats by playing tricks.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery charges no admission this year because all national historic sites and parks are free for Canada 150+.

For the spooky fun, a donation to support the costs would be most welcome. The museum is operated by our local, non-profit Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.

All the spooky special effects are courtesy the Vancouver Film School. The ghosts’ and ghouls’ make-up is courtesy the Blanche MacDonald Centre, one of the lower mainland’s premiere make-up schools.

The rest of the cannery will be open as usual. If anyone scares too easily, you can safely avoid the haunted reduction plant.

This is a good preparation for the little kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat in Steveston Village from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31— a safe way for little ones to wander about in costumes, see the village decorated, and collect far more candy than any one child can eat. (This means they might have to share with their parents.)

You can find the cannery museum at 12138 Fourth Avenue at Moncton, Richmond (Steveston Village). It is open daily, year round from 10 5p.m.

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