Oliver Parks and Recreation is proud to say that Scareview, the annual Halloween event was a huge success. Scareview took place on Saturday the 28th of October and had over 400 children in attendance. If we were to include parents and caregivers in our visitor total, there were around 900 people that come through the hall last Saturday. Having Scareview on the Saturday before Halloween, rather than on Halloween night, allowed more families to be able to come to the event and enjoy everything we had to offer. We also saw more out of town families coming from Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls.
This year we had 11 game booths, a fortune teller, free popcorn, a photo booth, and a family dance party. Children came away from the event with a candy bag distributed from our “Boo Bank”, run by the local CIBC branch. This year, a major draw to the event was ViewIT-3D and their Virtual Reality Experience. Participants, using the gloves and goggles, were launched into a 3D interactive world where they could play a game or interact with objects around them.
This event is entirely community based. We could not have done it without the help from our amazing volunteers and the support of our local sponsors. We had over 40 volunteers help us put on this event through stuffing candy bags, set up and decorations, running the booths at the event, and tear down. Thank you to all volunteers for helping to make this event a success.
For any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Shauna Isted, Recreation Assistant at Oliver Parks & Recreation Society at 250-498-4985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.