Hello Halloween

Halloween, the one night where you can express your spooky side and get away with it.

This year the stars have aligned, Halloween falls on a Saturday, and the weather is forecasted to be mild. PLUS, there will be a full moon. It’s the perfect recipe for some fun with loved ones.

Spooky ways to celebrate Halloween in Estevan this year

Search for Rugaroos at the ‘Rocks’

Roche Percee is a small village in southeast Saskatchewan (15 minutes SE of Estevan). This village is rich in history ranging from ancient fossils, RCMP camps, underground mines and old towns. The sandstone rocks are a great place to explore. There are caves to explore and geocaches to find.

But these rocks are not only home to years of history and signatures; they are home to something else… Rugaroos. Rumour has it that Rugaroos are believed to be ancient Indian spirits that change into animals, most commonly the coyote. These spirits are believed to be evil and will hurt you if you do not leave them be. Most people only see eyes (yellow or red) in the darkness, but others have seen these spirits of people shift into animals. They do not speak but will growl and follow you until you leave. They are reported in various areas around Roche Percee but most commonly seen in the rocks at nightfall.

Dare to explore on Halloween?

Watch The Estevan Bruins Exhibition Game

Watch the Estevan Bruins take on the Weyburn Red Wings Saturday, October 31st, at 7:30 pm in Affinity Place. Tickets are limited and sold out, BUT you can still watch the game on HOCKEY TV. Download the app, enter this coupon code before November 9th, 2020 and get $80 OFF the season rate! SJHLBRUINS20

AND if you are going in person, masks are mandatory; wear your spookiest one!

 

Catch the ‘Monster’

Rafferty Dam Reservoir is a catch the big monster fish; you never know what lurks beneath the water…

The shore fishing is excellent, AND the water isn’t frozen yet, so you can still get the boat on the water and soak in the beautiful weather.

But, beware, that monster could pull you in.

 

Pumpkin Carving Challenge

Families, this event will be perfect for you!

The Great Pumpkin Carve, downtown Estevan.
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Date: October 31st

 

Shop Estevan is closing down a section of downtown and offering the first 50 people a free Shop Estevan pumpkin Scoop and pumpkin to carve. (bring your own carving tools)

After the pumpkins are carved, entries will be posted on their social media channel to collect voters’ favourite! AND the winner will receive $100 Shop Estevan $$$$.

Spooky events around Estevan

On Friday, October 26th, the Souris Valley Museum will be hosting Creepy Crawly. A program geared for children ages 6-10. Children will learn about creepy animals and monsters that come out during the night and participate in relay races, creepy crafts and more! For more information or to register, please contact the Museum at 306-634-5543.

The Souris Valley Museum is hosting a Spooky Museum on October 31st, 10 am – 4 pm. Families can explore and participate in Halloween crafts and a scavenger hunt, all while social distancing! For more information or to register, please contact the Museum at 306-634-5543. Don’t forget to wear and show off your costumes!

Estevan Faith Church is hosting the 2nd annual “Trunk or Treat” on October 30th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Bring your kids out dressed up in their costumes to see all the decorated cars and get some candy! (All protocols will be established per Sask guidelines to ensure a safe, fun event for all.)

The Estevan Leisure Centre will be hosting a Halloween After Party in the pool on November 1st! When visitors arrive at the RM of Estevan Aquatic Centre, they will see something extraordinary with the water’s colour! Registration opens on October 26th, register here OR by calling the Information Desk (306)634-1888.

 

Have a fang-tactic Halloween!

-Mads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madison Colbow
Madison Colbow
I grew up as a hockey player and was away from my hometown, Estevan for a lot of my childhood. I moved out of my family house at the age of sixteen and lived in Weyburn, Saskatchewan with a billet family.

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