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Halloween in Vancouver

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As per usual, Halloween was a day filled with fun, candy and excellent costumes. We started the celebration early with a traditional pumpkin carving activity in the lounge on the 26th where students carved Canadian grown pumpkins in pairs, groups or by themselves. For most, this would be their first time celebrating Halloween and they were eager to try any and all activities associated with this spooky holiday. Once the carvings had been complete the students enjoyed admiring the ghostly expressions, impressive designs and inventive faces carved by their peers.

Two days later, on the Friday before Halloween we held our annual celebration and encouraged students and staff alike to dress in their most innovative costumes. Each class was also challenged to perform a Halloween themed skit, dance or song before our graduation ceremony began at 12pm. Our students rose to the challenge and performed everything from choreographed dances to songs from Beetlejuice and Thriller to reciting Japanese ghost stories.

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a costume contest! Giftcards to local cafes were up for grabs and our winners and runner ups were required to parade around the lounge area in an effort to convince their audience that they should win both the title and the prize. Our Best Teacher Costume Award went to Senior Teacher Kent for his portrayal of Rick from The Walking Dead while Senior Teacher Mathew won the Audience Choice Award for his sparkly pink fairy costume.

Awards and prizes also also went to students for Best Female Costume, Best Male Costume and Most Creative Costume. With costumes such as sailor, fox, zombie and even two evil twins up for the award, it was a difficult choice to make!

We hope everyone enjoyed this fun day and had a memorable Halloween experience in Canada!