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October 9, 2019

A spooktacular Halloween 2019

This Halloween was spooktacular success for patients of McMaster Children’s Hospital and Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre. Take a look at how we celebrated.

Spirit of Children Halloween Party

On October 9, McMaster Children’s Hospital patients and their families were invited to a Halloween party filled with pumpkin and face painting, magic, snacks, Halloween crafts, and music. Spirit Halloween generously donated a variety of new costumes for patients and their siblings through the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. One of the highlights of the night were special visits by real life superheroes – local emergency responders – who dressed up as fictional superheroes and rappelled off the hospital roof!

Trunk or Treat!

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre hosted their first free Trunk or Treat event on October 25. The parking lot was open to families who wished to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from the trunks of their vehicles. Children were welcomed to trick or treat from car to car and participate in Halloween-themed activities.

McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Halloween Parade

McMaster Children’s Hospital’s annual Halloween parade saw little pumpkins, princesses and superheroes stroll down the main lobby of the hospital with their families to collect candy and non-edible treats from staff members and volunteers (who take their costumes just as seriously as the kids!). The parade has been a tradition at the hospital for over 25 years and this year’s costumes did not disappoint!

Accessible Halloween at Eastgate Square

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre partnered with Eastgate Square for an accessible indoor trick-or-treating event on Halloween night. Donations of candy and treats from the community and RJCHC staff made the event a sweet success. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

piles of candy and chips