In the spirit of keeping the Halloween celebrations alive for adults, two Metchosin councillors are helping organize the Metchosin Foundation Halloween Ball on Saturday night.
“We miss going out with our children so we want to go out and have fun again,” said Coun. Moralea Milne. “It’s a good excuse to party. We are looking for an opportunity to go out again.”
As a child Milne was either a gypsy or a hobo for Halloween. She would go though her mother’s jewelry or grab one of her father’s coats and put fireplace soot on her face for a beard.
For Coun. Jo Mitchell, dressing up for Halloween has always been a favourite activity. She has a trunk of costumes at her home, and said her secret to a good costume is putting it together right before the event.
“If you like to dress up, now is your opportunity,” Mitchell said.
“Dressing up gives you a chance to have a new persona,” Milne added.
The event doubles as a fundraiser for Metchosin Foundation. The money raised will go towards obtaining conservation land covenants and other community projects.
The ball is licensed with beer, wine and cider. Sandwiches will be served at midnight. Music will be performed by the Metchosin rock and roll band, Fine Spirits.
This is the first year of the Metchosin Foundation Halloween Ball, but they are hoping to make this an annual event.
“We want to have an annual dance every year. It’s something people can look forward to,” Milne said.
The Halloween Ball is at the Metchosin Community Hall from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Oct. 29. Tickets are $15.