What a great day today. Crisp and cold and lots of very creepy people about.
First there was the village itself. Lots of fun decorations at the hotel, at Cotés and on the boardwalk. I have put pics below.
Truly the most amazing thing was that on Wednesday the Principal of the school called to say that there would be a lot of action near of us and hoped that would be ok. What an amazing community event. A group of teachers and parents created a haunted forest on one of the cross country trails right near us. It took 2 days to construct and was superb. Today, Hallowe,en, the primary school from Tadoussac and the one in Sacre Coeur had all their students come in costume with teachers and parents also in costume and they went through the haunted forest in groups of 3-4 kids and one adult. About 200 kids in total. All the bigger kids went first (4-6 grade) and then they significantly altered the level of “trying to scare the crap out of the kids” for the grades 1-3 kids. Totally awesome. I have put here a whole series of pictures of the kids and teachers in their creative costumes.
I went through the haunted forest with one of the groups and it was amazing and I was as spooked as the kids. I wish I had had the skill to video the event but no not in the cards so here is a photo sequence of what I came across in the forest.
An hour after the event I walked the trail with the dogs and not a single trace of the event existed. The kids were totally in to this event and had such a great time.
What I really loved was that all the kids and teachers and parents knew each other. This is the type of rural world where I grew up. Very, very secure when you are a kid and a pain in the butt when you are a teenager!!
Happy Hallowe’en to all of you.