Rituals around death may help us live better

From creepy Halloween graveyard scenes to praying for the dead, our subconscious is trying to gain mastery over our fears about dying

Rituals around death may help us live betterEach year from Halloween on Oct. 31 to All Soul’s Day on Nov. 2, we give death a cultural nod. Does this fulfil some deep-seated need? We don’t have to be historians to recognize that Halloween is connected with death and dying. Just walk around any neighbourhood in the days preceding Halloween and you'll notice…

Club holds annual charity casino

Rotary Club of Kindersley event included supper, auctions, music and gaming

Club holds annual charity casinoKenneth Brown of The Clarion The giving, and gambling, spirit came early for a group of people attending an annual charity casino fundraiser held by the Rotary Club of Kindersley. The club’s Casino Night fundraiser took place on Nov. 24 at the Kindersley Inn. More than 100 people were on hand to enjoy an evening…

Haunted maze returns to mall next weekend

The Kindersley Players say three evening presentations will feature a spooky Shoctober environment. The Halloween afternoon show will be tamer

Haunted maze returns to mall next weekendKenneth Brown of The Clarion People who want to be spooked for Halloween need not look any further than the Kindersley Mall where a local theatre group is doing a haunted maze. The Kindersley Players are preparing for the month known as Shocktober and they are taking over the mall with hopes of putting the…

Calling all ghouls, goblins and scary clowns

Shocktober haunted house is having a meeting next week to recruit actors and other volunteers to help out in various ways

Calling all ghouls, goblins and scary clowns  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Players are raising their Shocktober haunted house from the grave, and the group is having a meeting next week to recruit actors and helpers. Judy Lavoie, a spokesperson for the Kindersley Players, said the group is in need of volunteers to act in Shocktober and to help…

Halloween rekindles the child in all of us

There’s nothing inherently evil about the celebration of Halloween in our time

Halloween rekindles the child in all of usIs there any harm in participating in the annual celebration of Halloween? Some think so. I first encountered the opinion that Halloween may be spiritually dangerous when my children were young. I was surprised when a friend announced that her children would not be dressing up and trick-or-treating. She objected to the pagan roots of…

The Halloween costume conundrum

With a whole industry made up of people ready to points fingers, it is getting harder and harder to pick one

The Halloween costume conundrumHalloween is fast approaching and it’s time for parents to ask themselves an important question: How offensive do I want my child’s costume to be? As children prepare to take to the streets to beg for obesity-producing and tooth-decaying treats, they should also be prepared to be judged on their political correctness. There’s a whole…