Riverside Halloween Fest 2019: Thanks + Photos!

An amazing turnout of little troopers came to Riverside’s Halloween Fest this past Saturday (October 26th) and we had great weather for it! A big thanks to Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre for hosting their always popular pumpkin carving and haunted house. Kudos to Nell & Natasha’s Real Estate Homeward Brokerage for putting on another fabulous – their 10th Annual! – Pumpkin Giveaway which was, as always, a festive event full of pumpkin decorating, face painting, tasty treats, and game. The event raised over $850 to help support the South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre!

Last but certainly not least, the Riverside BIA put on another fun-filled Kiddie Costume Parade, thanks to participation from 20 local businesses and organizations! Families ended the parade at the Queen/Saulter Library Branch for spooky stories đŸ˜‰

We heard from families that they look forward to this event all year, and so do we. Enjoy the memories and happy and safe Halloween everyone!!

Riverside BIA volunteers putting out balloons for the Kiddie Costume Parade

Haunted House at Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre

Pumpkin Carving at Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre

Treats at Nell and Natashas Real Estate Homeward Brokerage

Painted pumpkins await a home -donations to the South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre

Kids busy decorating pumpkins at Nell and Natashas

Kid enjoying face painting and lolly pop game at Nell and Natashas

Kid decked out in costume and face paint at Nell and Natashas

Painted pumpkins galore!

Big thanks to our Riverside BIA volunteers and staff

Proud event organizers left to right)- Lisa Crocker from Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre, Natasha and Nell from Real Estate Homeward Brokerage, and Jennifer Lay from Riverside BIA office

Lining up for the Riverside Kiddie Costume Parade

Kiddie Costume Parade is on the move!

First stop, Sash and Bustle Bridal Boutique

Treats from Token Gift Shop

Treats at The Opera House Grill and Patio

Treats from Dresden Vision

Treats from The Wine Rack

Treats from Switchback Cyclery

Treats at Dark Horse Espresso

Treats at Quince Flowers

Treats at Oma Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

Treats at The Broadview Hotel

Treats from Oreya Studio

Treats at Dimensions Custom Framing and Gallery

Treats at Little Peeps store

Treats at Common Sort

Treats from Arts Market Riverside

Treats at Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine

Last candy stop was Ralph Thornton Community Centre

Finished off the Kiddie Costume Parade with spooky stories at the Queen Saulter Library Branch!