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Museum prepares for annual Ghost Walk

By Brian Oliver, The Graphic

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Annual Halloween festivities have returned to Portage la Prairie's Fort la Reine Museum.

The fourth annual Ghost Walk is back at the museum this year - but bigger and spookier than ever – as this edition of the event sees 20 galleries transformed for the evening equipped with special effects and interactive experiences.

“The event is geared towards a family friendly experience,” explains Tracey Turner, executive director of the Fort la Reine Museum. “The main museum village will be family friendly, people can trick-or-treat and roam about the exhibit area.”

Those looking for a spookier time will also be accommodated, as the Museum's Undead Forest, Train to Nowhere, Full Moon Zone and Machine Maze are certain to offer a spooky experience. Apart from scheduled shows at 7 p.m., featuring the Teakle Family Circus and 8 p.m., featuring Scared Flames Fire Dancers, the grounds are open for individuals to explore as they please.

“Once you wonder away from the village there are some more enhanced, scary frights that are planned,” Turner adds. “We welcome people to come in costume. It's always more fun because you're more of a part of the event and you actually become part of the landscape.”

On top of all the Halloween-related festivities, a night market will be set up with vendors selling locally made baked goods, food, crafts and more. The Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre will also be on hand with some of the animals currently in care.

The Fort la Reine Museum will be hosting two Ghost Walks, beginning this Saturday, Oct. 21 from 6-10 p.m., with the final event taking place Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are available online at fortlareinemuseum.com or at the door.

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