Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) partnered with a number of agencies to host annual inclusive Halloween events in October where more than 1,000 kids, parents and volunteers attended.
Here are just some of the highlights from those spooktacular events.
Collingwood CTN and the YMCA hosted 60 families for trick or treating, crafts, cookie decorating, sensory games, wheelchair basketball and spooky manicures. Thank you to Glama Gal Tween Spa, community partners who donated candy and decorations, and to our CTN and Y volunteers.
Over 100 kids and 80 parents enjoyed “trick or treat street”, took pictures with Batman, decorated cookies and even a Haunted House. Thank you to Honda Canada Foundation for the generous donation and to our volunteers from our partners at Closing the Gap, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Catulpa and Community Living Association of South Simcoe (CLASS). Special appreciation to Deputy Mayor Donna Jebb, Accessibility Advisory Committee member Nancy Milligan, County of Simcoe Paramedics, New Tecumseth Fire and Rescue, Helen Sykes with Jaida's Challenge, Georgian College OTA/PTA program volunteers Sam, Alex and Michelle, Batman, and photographer Jaynie Totten.
Barrie CTN hosted our annual “Trick or Treat Street” Barrie Common Roof with over 160 kids and their families as well as over 50 volunteers from our community partners. The evening included a Halloween craft room, pumpkin decorating (thanks to Barrie Hill Farms), gym activities, a sensory play station and cookie decorating. The kids also loved the visit with the fire department. Thank you to the Barrie Fire Department for their donation, Westown Dental for toothbrushes, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for toothpaste and Eastview Secondary School for the cookies.
Alliston Young Adult Monster Mash Dance:
In partnership with Catulpa, CTN hosted our 2nd Annual Monster Mash Halloween Dance for 25 youth and young adults. Special thanks to Community Living Association of South Simcoe (CLASS) for providing the space and to moms Andy, Candace and Debbie who planned an incredible evening. Our party included pizza, crafts, the mummy game, bingo and of course the Monster Mash Dance, which even resulted in an impromptu dance off. Thank you to the numerous volunteers who made this evening a big hit.
What a wonderful night of costumes, activities and treats! Over 250 kids trick or treated around the CTN "street" thanks to our partners from Kerry's Place Autism Services, Kinark Child and Family Services, York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program (Child Development Programs), York Support Services Network, York Region District School Board, Central York Fire Services, York Catholic District School Board, Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation, and York Early Intervention Services.
The arts and crafts room and petting zoo (Zoo to You) were huge hits throughout the night. Kids loved the "Spooktactular Toss" and parachute games in the gym and enjoyed facepainting, tattoos and a Photo Booth by SnapStation Photo Booth. Thank you to our sponsors from 4imprint Canada, Costco Richmond Hill, Oak Ridges Shopper's Drug Mart, Mars Canada, Pizzaville (13461 Yonge St., Richmond Hill), Rockets Candy, and Scholastic Canada.
Special thanks to Hark Nijjar Photography for capturing the magic of the event and to our youth volunteers who helped make it memorable for everyone!
Over 80 children attended this year's Halloween event in Midland. We would like to acknowledge local businesses that provided donations to the event; Town of Midland Fire Department, Kim Isaac, Mikey's Place for Autism, Papa's Pizza, D & M Contracting, Bill Kennedy Windows and Doors, Midland Foodland, Louise Spicer Photography and The Real Canadian Superstore.
CTN hosted over 100 children and their families at the Orillia Common Roof. Our event included Trick or Treating from our partners, a Halloween craft room, pumpkin decorating station, cookie decorating (and eating!), and a play area in the gym.
Thank you to the Coldwater Fire Department, the École secondaire catholique Nouvelle-Alliance for donating cookies, Scholastic Canada, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners who provided treats and supplies.
Special thanks to our volunteers from community partners (and their children) who helped make the event a huge success!
To view all photos from the event, please check here.