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Trick or Treating in Cornwall this Halloween

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 19, 2020 9:30:24 AM

Image by: Conner Baker

Are you going to be in Cornwall this Halloween? Then you’re in luck because despite the pandemic, Halloween 2020 is a go in Cornwall (with COVID-19 restrictions in place, of course). Just like any other year, the children of the city will be invited to take part in the age old tradition of trick or treating. However, this year Cornwall has come together to offer a safe way to take part in this festive activity in the form of a drive-by Halloween event. Keep reading to discover more about how to safely trick or treat in Cornwall this Halloween.


Trunk or Treat Hosted by the Optimist Club of Cornwall

To ensure no child goes without candy on Halloween, the Optimist Club of Cornwall is hosting a COVID-friendly Halloween event known as Trunk or Treat. Taking place on October 31 starting at 4:30 pm in the easternmost parking lot of the Cornwall Civic Complex, the event is free for all to attend. 


Trunk or Treat will see volunteers handing out wrapped treats while participants remain in their vehicles and slowly make their way through the parking lot. There is going to be between 30 and 50 booths, all handing out candy to participants. Cars will follow a horseshoe route, with music and decorations set up in the middle. Of course, costumes are encouraged and social distancing measures, as well as face masks are mandatory. 


The Optimist Club is preparing for up to 2,500 participants, and families without cars will also be welcomed, although the logistics of that are still TBD. 


Traditional Trick or Treating Not Recommended

Unfortunately, Cornwall’s regional health unit, The Eastern Ontario Health Unit, is strongly recommending that Cornwall residents avoid traditional trick or treating this year. Their reasoning being the climbing COVID-19 cases in both Ontario and the nearby province of Quebec. This will likely make the Optimist Club of Cornwall’s Trunk or Treat event even more popular, as it provides a safe, low-risk way of celebrating this festive holiday and providing a sense of normalcy to the children of the area.


If you plan on visiting Cornwall this Halloween, then be sure to book a room at the Ramada Cornwall. We offer quality accommodation, top-notch amenities, and a convenient location right in the centre of the city.

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