This past week was filled with many tricks and treats in my Steveston neighbourhood, but to me, one special treat stood out above all else.
As a new family at a new school it's not always easy to fit in, so like many other parents around Richmond, I decided to give back. I was happy to volunteer to build and run a haunted house at a Halloween dance at Homma school.
Now, I can assure you that there is nothing more scary than looking at an empty hallway at 3 p.m. and wondering how you are going to build a spooky haunted house for hundreds of students in just a few hours.
I am happy to say that thanks to a special treat by some special kids our haunted house was a huge success. It was scary, creepy and most of all a lot of fun for everyone.
I was happy that so many parents and kids loved it and took the time to let me know. But truth be told, if it were not for the huge treat supplied by the students of McMath secondary, I would have been left sitting in a hall with a scary mask, yelling "boo."
As a parent, I never would have expected that as soon as school let out at McMath secondary, this group of unselfish youth would descend on Homma school and not only put their creative minds to work, but give countless hours late into the evening without being asked, to provide an awesome Halloween experience to the students and families of Homma.
On behalf of the parents, the students and staff of Homma school, I would like to give a big huge magic pumpkin thank you to: Jennifer Lee, Michelle Lee, Chris Yan, Mackenzie McCord, Liam Fitzmaurice, Haley Trewin, Cassandra Guevara-Clark, Lauren Priest, Kim German, Maddie Pughe, Femi Tunde-Oladepo, Sarah Yoshida, Hayley Parkin, Chelsea Tang, Julia Wilson, Delaney McBride and Corina Guevara.
You are my favorite Halloween ghosts and goblins.