Students’ associations stress safety at Halloween events

SAIT Polytechnic and Mount Royal University are planning spooky events for students to have a fun and safe Halloween.

Students can take advantage of many activities, ranging from concerts to pumpkin-carving, and the SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) has one Halloween event that it is particularly excited to host.

SAITSA will put on Halloween with The Dudes: Part 3 The Final Chapter. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31 at The Gateway bar and restaurant. Doors open at 8 p.m. The Dudes are an indie rock band formed in Calgary in 1996.

“This is the third Halloween in a row that we are having The Dudes come and perform at The Gateway,” said Jill Hoban, assistant manager of the popular student restaurant and bar. “The Dudes seem to be pretty popular amongst the students, so we are happy to have them back.”

There is also a full line up of Halloween activities at Mount Royal University. “There are many different events happening around campus the week of Halloween,” said Veronica Lee of the students’ association.

However, the students’ association has only scheduled one event for Halloween. The SOS Halloween Extravaganza will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wyckham House on the Mount Royal campus. The event has everything from a haunted house to pumpkin-carving.

“Student clubs, associations and societies are hosting many events that allow every student to get into the Halloween spirit,” Lee said.

The University of Calgary students’ union is not putting on any Halloween event for students. “For the past couple of years, we haven’t had any Halloween events. We like to stick to our more popular events that the students always attend,” said Jillian Robb, a students’ union member.

For almost every school-related event, students must show their school ID to get in with little to no cost.

Student clubs, associations, and societies are hosting many events that allow every student to get into the Halloween spirit – Veronica Lee

Some events are open to the public. Tickets for some events are on sale now, while others will require patrons to pay at the door.

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As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Katie Davies worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2015-16 academic year.