›› Mila Czemerys

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. This day marks the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of winter and months of ­darkness. Celts believe that on this one night of the year, the boundary between worlds of the living and the dead becomes blurry.

On October 31st—the spookiest night of the year—join your ­fellow ­Fernwoodians around Fernwood’s annual Halloween Bonfire. Celebrate the transition from fall to winter. The ­bonfire is from dusk to 10:00pm in Stevenson Park behind the Fernwood Community Centre.

On your trick-or-treat route, stop by with your family for some hot apple cider, candy, and a bounce of the bouncy ­castle in the Fernwood Community Centre gym. The bouncy castle will be open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

If you’d like to volunteer and help out with this event, please get in touch with shonna@­­fernwoodnrg.­ca.