The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) is helping kids get ready for Halloween with a free event on Wednesday.

The event is for children ages 8 to 12 and will include pumpkin carving, free food and drinks, a costume contest and a Halloween movie.

The Parkland Hall was recently acquired by the PAGC and will be used to host the event from 4-8 p.m.

“Now that we got that new facility, we thought it would be a good opportunity to host a fun event in the city of Prince Albert that gets us excited about Halloween,” PAGC’s sports, culture and recreation coordinator Korey Diehl said. “I think it’s been a while since we’ve had a nice facility where we can put on some of these events. We definitely want to try to get this facility going as much as we can to keep kids busy throughout the winter and in the summer months. We can start hosting some cool events moving forward.”

The PAGC officially acquired the Parkland Recreational Centre in June from the City of Prince Albert in exchange for the Angus Merasty School property.

“We used to do a haunted house in years past,” Diehl said. “That was a good event. We’re going to be looking at hopefully bringing back the haunted house next year and then also continuing this for the younger kids.”

(Photo of the Parkland Hall courtesy of the City of Prince Albert.)