The Woman in Black
Oct 16 to Nov 2, 7:30pm (2pm weekends)
Location: Village Theatre
110 West 2nd Avenue – Qualicum
This classic production arrives in Qualicum Beach courtesy of the ECHO players to bring a little terror to a theatre-goer’s life. If fans can’t get enough of this seminal ghost story by Susan Hill, then this play will most certainly deliver some new chills. Sorry, no Daniel Radcliffe will be found here, but with this play, local talent will inspire the night.
Spooky Cocktail Class
Fri, Oct 17, 3-5 pm,
with a dinner following
Location: 3134 Glenlake Rd. Langford
Sat, Oct 18, 3-5 pm
Location: DeVine Vineyards
6181 B Old West Saanich
The Spooky Cocktail Class aims to teach the cocktail connoisseur how to mix up their favourite spirits for the Halloween season to drink than to put away, ghostbusters style. When the season is right, there’s no denying that Dan Ackroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka comes to mind, but this event is meant to promote Premium Kealy’s Diamond Vodka and the unique Italian Liquore Strega.
Executive chef Shirley Lang from Kitchens of Distinction catering will show attendees how to mix up some no-fuss drinks that will ebb its own misty magic.
Canapés and mini martinis will be served, and a special dinner after the class is offered on Sept 17th, following classes..
Tickets are $76.87 (incl tax) per person which can be purchased online here. No tickets will be offered at the door.
Discover the Past’s Ghost Bus Tours
October 18, 24, 25, 29, 30
meets at the Oak Bay Marina Parking Lot – Oak Bay
*tickets must be bought online
To get a taste of what the supernatural side of Victoria, BC is like, master storyteller John Adams will take residents and tourists on a journey through the municipalities of Oak Bay, View Royal and perhaps James Bay recounting this city’s fine past along with the residents who decided not to ever leave. If calling upon one of the few paranormal investigation groups in town, like this city’s home-grown group (PARAVI), is not enough to provide some answers in answering supernatural phenomenon, perhaps a simple drive-through to view these hot spots from afar is all the better.
If this ride is not enough, there’s also a Horsedrawn Carriage tour through much of James Bay. The stories told here are compiled by Adams to listen to on a fog drawn night. But for those who want to explore every nook and cranny, a walking version runs from April to November that spans most of downtown Victoria so no haunt is missed. Multiple routes are taken to look at the invisible residents that lurk around Bastion Square, Ross Bay Cemetery and other points in between. Yes, even Chinatown has a reputation too. But the Chinese are not open to talking about them; this culture respects their spirits!