Faculty, staff, and students of Algoma University are busy making campus spooky for the fifth annual Algoma U Community Trick or Treat Night for the United Way on Monday, Oct. 30 from 4 - 7 p.m.
The annual event has grown in popularity and has seen an increase in participants over the past four years. Last year over 2,800 people attended the Community Trick or Treat. 42,000 pieces of candy were handed out and $4,807 was raised for the United Way.
“This is a wonderful community event for our families to enjoy Hallowe’en in a safe and fun setting while at the same time supporting the United Way. It is our absolute pleasure to welcome our community’s youngest trick or treaters onto the University campus for a spooktacular evening. Over 50 volunteers from our University community have organized an evening that is sure to be enjoyable for everyone,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Asima Vezina. When asked about her costume, she chuckled and said, “You will have to come to the President’s Office on the 30th see, it’s top secret for now!”
Families are encouraged to dress in costume and trick or treat around the University’s spooktacular campus, where they will have the opportunity to fill their bags with goodies and treats. This year, over 20 stations will be decorated around campus. Trick or treaters will visit the woodshop of horrors, a mad scientist’s lab, a haunted classroom, and more.
The first-ever Community Trick or Treat was held in 2012 as part of the University’s United Way campaign. “Algoma University’s event brings together the community in a fun and spooky effort. This is a great family-friendly event and kicks-off the University’s United Way campaign. United Way staff and volunteers will be on site to raise awareness of the programs that support our community,” said Maureen Dodd, director, Stakeholder Relations, and Public Affairs of United Way.
Participants will start at Door W (the door located at the bottom floor of the Wishart Library – behind the West Wing sign – near the entrance to the main parking lot), where they will receive a map to guide them through the campus.
This event is open only to children 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to make a donation, with proceeds going to the University’s United Way campaign. After trick or treating, participants are invited to enjoy refreshments in The Speakeasy. For only $2, members can enjoy a hot dog or pizza by the slice and a drink.
Free parking will be provided.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-949-2301, ext. 4121.