Thursday, November 1, 2007

Post All Hallowes Eve

Halloween night is a big deal for pre teens in Cambridge Bay. About 200 trick or treaters showed up at the door. They were for the most part accompanied by parents or older siblings and arrived by skidoo or truck.

A snow machine would pull up and costumed toddlers bundled up against the cold would waddle up the stairs and tentatively offer their bags whilst declaring “trick or treat.” Then off they would go, always with a thank you.

Official trick or treat time is 5:45 to 7:00 PM. The community hall had costume judging and activities starting at 7 and things aside from the occasional face painted stragglers things were quiet by 8 PM.

I ended up watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the local Buffy Fan club, which is headed up by my neighbour. They ran out of candy so I doled out goodies from their place while she readied for the Buffy club meeting – she couldn’t turn the lights on without attracting kiddies otherwise.

The grade 4/5 teacher was looking decidedly less stressed now that her Haunted house wnet over so well and all that was left to do was clean up the next day. I reminded her that she had signed up for Rememberence day duties and she was less than amused.

If you’re going to be in C Bay during Halloween – bring lots of treats.

Temp -17 but a stiff breeze today so windchill of -33.

Sunrise - 9:19 AM
Sunset - 4:09 PM
The sun only get about 10 degrees off the horizon at the moment. The moon on the other hand rises well in the north and is up for about 18 hours


Kate Nova said...

I can't believe there's a Buffy fanclub in Cam Bay...I am so jealous. Iqaluit is lacking in the Buffy spirit, although there is a Buffy poster in the library, Haha.

Eric Hoogstraten said...

So C Bay is one up on Iqualuit! The girls meet every Saturday and have a Buffy marathon. Halloween, of course was a mandatory viewing.