Lausanne Park: Zombies, ghosts and vampires converge

More than 8,000 kids and parents attended Halloween event

Martin C. Barry

An invasion of zombies, vampires and ghosts took over Lausanne Park in Laval’s Saint-Bruno district on Halloween last Oct. 31. The first major celebration of Halloween in the area was organized the community group Bouge ton Parc.

Elected officials from the City of Laval and from the provincial government were on hand to help out while partaking of the merriment. “The event was a great success and we have every intention of doing it all again next year,” said Michel Reeves, president of Bouge ton Parc.

Some of the less frightening costumes at the Halloween festivities at Lausanne Park
Snow White and other characters were on hand to give out candy to children and adults alike.

A neighbourly gathering

During the event which took place near the corner of Prudentiel and Lausanne streets, some 22,000 Halloween candies were handed out to children who took part. “Our neighbourhood really comes alive during events like this,” said Vimont Liberal MNA Jean Rousselle who sat on the organizing committee.

It is estimated that more than 8,000 people in all came out to enjoy themselves. “Lausanne Park is becoming more and more a place for people from the area to gather and to celebrate,” said Laval executive-committee vice-president David De Cotis, the councillor for the area, who also helped organize the event.

Trick-or-treaters at the entrance to the Haunted House at the Lausanne Park
Superman and Captain America greet a young trick-or-treater at the entrance to the Haunted House at the Lausanne Park Halloween celebration on Oct. 31.
Zombies, ghosts and vampires converge on Lausanne Park
Creepy nurse ready to fright…