Halloween Howler is back to haunt Airdrie


A favourite Halloween tradition is back to spook up some fun for a ninth year. The annual Halloween Howler returns to the Town and Country Centre Oct. 31 and is bringing back local rockers Steady the Wheel and Sharp Hill.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Creative Airdrie Society (CAS), a non-profit supporting the investment, promotion, engagement, development and education of the arts within Airdrie and the community.

Jay Stoudt, a director for CAS and a member of Steady the Wheel, said people can expect a great time.

“As far as I know it’s really the only organized public Halloween costume party,” he said.

Attendees should come with their dancing shoes as both bands will play two sets to get the party atmosphere pumping.

Although costumes aren’t a requirement, they are encouraged.

“We had a pretty good participation level. Pretty much everybody was dressed up in a Halloween costume last year,” Stoudt said.

Awards for best dressed costume will be named at the end of the night for individual and group costumes. Last year a scary clown and a group of s’mores took home the title.

Creative Airdrie Society supports three major initiatives throughout the year; Mayor’s Night of the Arts, ARTember and the Karen Simpson Memorial Scholarship for Creativity.

“With the size of Airdrie the way it is now, we have a very active arts community. The more awareness and events that we can offer can only strengthen us and bring us together,” Stoudt said.

He said when one aspect of the arts succeeds that leads to others doing well.

“That’s why we’re combining music with Creative Airdrie, especially this year, to help all of the arts,” Stoudt said.

He added, more than 90 per cent of tickets sold during presales last year and he expects an even better turn out this year.

General admission is $25, limited amounts of tickets are available. Visit halloweenhowler.ca for tickets.


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