Ghouls gearing up for Ghost Walk for Charity

The entrance to the Cornwall Ghost Walk for Charity on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The fundraising event is in a new location at 1400 Vincent Massey Drive in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Are you ready to get your scare on before Halloween?

Volunteers and organizers are getting ready for the Cornwall Ghost Walk for Charity in a new location at 1400 Vincent Massey Drive – right next door to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

They have been spending weeks building the haunted tour from scratch. Cornwall Newswatch was invited to get a sneak peek at the display. But if you’re looking for what’s behind the black curtains, we’re not giving that away.

Ghost Walk for Charity chairman Michael Turcotte says moving from 4,000 square feet at the Cotton Mills building to 25,000 square feet has given them more licence to frighten you.

“We were able to do actual theme rooms, meaning that, venturing into the castle, before the castle you’re entering into the forest…then the formal dining room and then the crypt room. It’s a guided tour,” Turcotte said. “There’s a lot of things to expect.”

Watch the full interview with Michael Turcotte

The location was once a grocery store with cold rooms and a meat department which has weaved well into the frightful fun.

Turcotte says there is also a non-scare walk this year for young children and people who don’t want to make their heart jump.

“It’s set up as a trick-or-treat. There will be actors and they will hand out candy and there’s props and that sort of thing,” Turcotte said.

The first night is Friday (Oct. 19) from 5-9 p.m. for non-scare hours and 6-9 p.m. for the scare tour. There’s also a gala planned for the Saturday before Halloween (Oct. 27).

Admission for the walk is $5 for children and $7 adults. A family pass is also available for $20 (two children and two adults).

All the money from the ticket sales will be split three ways between Beyond 21, Bereaved Families of Cornwall and Rachel’s Kids.

Find out more about the Cornwall Ghost Walk for Charity on their website here.

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