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Hallowe’en Parade 2015

image Woooooo! It’s that time of year again for the (almost) legendary Skeleton Park Hallowe’en Parade which will take place in McBurney Park on Saturday, October 31st.

All witches, werewolves, goblins and ghouls are invited to congregate in the park at 4:45 p.m. for a 5 p.m. start. Please, if you can, bring a noisemaking instrument to help join the Krewe of Boo in a New Orleans style second line parade around the park. Afterwards, as usual, there will be a photo opportunity session … so bring your camera, costume(s) and spooky singing voice!

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Skeleton Park Spring clean-up

Simon inspecting his good work.

Simon inspecting his good work.

The annual McBurney Park Clean-up extravaganza is on Saturday April 25th starting at 9AM. Like last year, we are blitzing the park, raking up leaves, picking up garbage & branches, and fixing up the perennial beds in both the centre and south side of the park. We recommend wearing gloves for handling leaves and garbage.

Also at the same time, we are looking for eager volunteers again this year with shovels and wheelbarrows to spread new wood chips around our smaller park trees. Simon Smith, who coordinates the work on trees, writes: “The previous two years have been invaluable to the success of the trees by stopping fresh damage to the bark from lawn mowing. I’m also seeing rapid growth in many of the new park trees…another success attributable to our TLC.” The City of Kingston is providing support to the MPNA again this year with garbage bags for leaves and garbage, and wood chips for the trees.

We’ll get started at 9AM – please join us anytime that morning. We are aware that there is a neighbourhood park clean-up going on in Doug Fluhrer park at the same time, but we’re hoping there are enough community volunteers to go around.

Remember gloves! And bring any of the following if you have them: rakes, shovels (for wood chips), wheelbarrows.

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Hallowe’en Parade

5htcThe days are shorter and the nights are cooler –- which means the Skeleton Park Hallowe’en Parade is fast approaching! This fabulously spooky event takes place in McBurney Park on Friday, October 31st. All witches, werewolves, ghosts and goblins are invited to gather in the park at 5:00 p.m. for a 5:15 p.m start. Feel free to bring noisemakers and instruments to join in the festivities. This year we are delighted to have the marvellous Spencer Evans to be our fearless parade leader. Afterwards, as usual, there will be a photo opportunity session … so bring your camera, costume(s) and spooky singing voice!

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Winter Solstice Celebration December 21st @ 4:30 pm

winter_solstice_2013This event was cancelled due to … interesting weather. December 21st is Winter Solstice — the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. It signifies the return of light and with it, life. Please join us on Saturday December 21st in Skeleton Park at 4:30 pm for our annual Winter Solstice Gathering. Bring a mug, as warm apple cider will be provided, and a lantern if you have one. We are pleased to have Wendy Luella Perkins to lead us in a seasonal sing-song. If you have a song you would like to share, bring it along as well. Hope to see you all there as we honour the spirit of the season!

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Skeleton Park Hallowe’en Parade!

Halloween Parade 2011

Halloween Parade 2011 (click on image to make larger)

The days are shorter and the nights are cooler which means the Skeleton Park Hallowe’en Parade is fast approaching! This fabulously spooky event takes place in McBurney Park on Thursday, October 31st. All witches, werewolves, ghosts and goblins are invited to gather in the park at 4:45 p.m. for a 5 p.m start. Feel free to bring noisemakers and instruments to join in the festivities. This year we are delighted to have the marvellous Spencer Evans to be our fearless parade leader. As usual, there will be photo ops … so bring your camera, costume(s) and spooky singing voice!

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Halloween Parade

Woooooo! It’s that time of year again, and I know you’re all busily preparing your costume for the Skeleton Park Halloween Parade! This (almost) legendary event takes place in McBurney Park on Wednesday, October 31st. All witches, werewolves, pirates and princes are invited to congregate in the park at 4:45 p.m. for a 5 p.m start. Please, if you can, bring a noisemaking instrument to help guide this unrelentingly spooky procession through the growing shadows. This year we are so lucky to have Spencer Evans and Alison Gowan be our fearless parade leaders. Afterwards, as usual, there will be a photo opportunity session … so bring your camera, costume(s) and spooky singing voice!

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Labour Day Parade and Picnic

 

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