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Fifth Annual Hal-Con Halloween Street Parade
START AND ENDS – Halifax New Central Library,Front Plaza area – Queen St / Spring Garden Road
Halifax and Hal-Con knows Halloween isn’t just for the 31st of October … we’re going to prove it again!
Saturday, October 28th 2017, presume Rain OR Shine … Downtown Halifax will see the 5th Hal-Con Halloween Parade! This event page will be updated to provide as much information as possible to all invited groups as well as Hal-Con committee, volunteers, and friends whowant to participate in this Parade that has gone so well over the past four years.
With that in mind, we are changing things up this year!
The organizers of this parade event are welcoming dogsto walk alongside their two-legged parade goers, as wellas service animals. There will even be a Parade Awardgiven to the best turned-out four-legged Parade participant!This event page will have an attached copy of the parade’sRules and Regulations, which include stipulations for thosewishing to include a canine participant. Please also referto this link: http://new.halifax.ca/animalservices/Dogs.php
ALSO! This year the parade will welcome and encourage theinclusion and use of cardboard box materials – for example, foot-propelled cardboard cars, sandwich-board style outfits, or just cardboard material to add to or improve your cosplay!OR! If you want to take part but aren't sure what you can wearor you don't have an end-of-October weather ready outfit!!We will have an award for this as well, so even though weremind all to be family-friendly, we want you to get creative!
Many Groups will receive social media and e-mail invites totake part, which will include information on important timesand route information, which they will be asked to rsvp, so that groups can be entered to be judged for prizes.
However! Hal-Con will also need “GreenShirts” to not only carry Hal-Con’s Banner but also be Route Monitors and Walkers - so, the more volunteers and friends, the better!Here are some of the important times of the eventschedule: (please note, as with past years, this is aWalking Event parade - no motorized vehicles, and No live animals, with exceptions of canines on collars and leashes as per HRM bylaws, + service animals).
Organizers / Volunteers gather at Muster Point - 8:30 amEntry / Group Mustering – 9.30 to 10:30 amEntry Judging Start - 10:30 amParade Start - 11:00 amParade End - 12:00 Noon – 12:30 pmAwards / Pictures - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
The 2017 Parade Route is posted below on this eventpage. We are using the same Start and End Point, and the same route as in 2016. Hal-Con wishes to thank the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Central Libraryfor their assistance in arranging for us to use the FrontPlaza area of the New Halifax Central Library on the corner of Queen Street and Spring Garden Road. Wewill issue groups/entries their Starting Lineup Spot numbers. In reference to the Route Map, these will be arranged in numeric order in the Library Front Plaza.
RAIN OR SHINE, at 11:00 a.m., the Parade will begin and Walkers will travel, Using Sidewalks – going West on Spring Garden Road to South Park Street, Turning Left onto South Park Street, proceeding Southeast alongSouth Park Street, Turning Right onto University Avenue,proceeding Southwest to Robie Street, Turning Right onto Robie Street, proceeding to Spring Garden Road. Then, Using Sidewalks/Inner Lanes – Turning Right onto Spring Garden Road, returning to the New Library.
We should return to the Library Front Plaza anywherebetween 12:00 Noon and 12:30 pm. When all have arrived, the organizers will hand out Parade Awards and Prizes to winning Parade entries, as judged by theparade’s selected people who will choose winners, Before the parade starts, in 5 categories –
** Winner - Dog Entry** Winner - Cardboard Entry** Winner - Child Entry** Winner - Individual Entry** Winner - Group Entry
MANY more details are to follow very soon, so Pleasefollow this space and Hal-Con’s web-site for more info.
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