Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Briargreen Halloween 2021!


As you may know, Ottawa Public Health has declared that Trick or Treating can come back this year which is great news for our Halloween loving neighbourhood. At the same time, this year we are lucky enough to once again have Halloween on a weekend, and, given the success of last year’s neighbourhood costume walk we wanted to keep the new tradition going.

So we’re doing both!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

2:00 pm: Costume walk – Show off your costumes and parade the streets of Briargreen. There is no set starting point so feel free to wander around and see who else is out.

After Dark: Trick or Treating – Spooky door-to-door fun in our haunted neighbourhood!

Tips for a safe and fun Halloween:

  • Kids under 12 aren’t vaccinated and masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all. Get creative and incorporate them into your costume.
  • While you’re not required to hand out candy, placing it on a table so you can safely chat and distance worked well last year.
  • Most important – Have FUN!

For further information the following are OPH’s suggested guidelines to keep Trick or Treating COVID safe:

Please refer to the most recent Ontario Regulations for current rules, regulations, and guidance.

Tips for celebrating Halloween:

If you choose to trick-or-treat door-to-door:

  • Stay home if you have symptoms, even if they are mild.
  • Trick-or-treat outdoors as much as possible.
  • Be creative and build the face covering into your costume, but know that a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering. A costume mask should not be worn over a non-medical mask or face covering because it can make it hard to breathe.
  • Use hand sanitizer often. Before and after handling your face covering, when you arrive home from trick-or-treating, and before and after handling or eating treats.

If you choose to give out treats:

  • Do not participate in Halloween festivities if you have symptoms, even if they are mild.
  • Keep interactions with trick-or-treaters brief.
  • Consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained, and remember that a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering.
  • Clean your hands often throughout the evening using soap and water or hand sanitizer.