Spooky Fun: Ghost Walk for Charity begins tonight

The entrance to the Ghost Walk for Charity on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 during a VIP pre-tour of the scare event for charity. The ghost walk at 1400 Vincent Massey Drive in Cornwall, Ont. opens tonight (Oct. 17, 2019). (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – It’s time to get your scare on and also support three Cornwall and area organizations.

The Ghost Walk for Charity kicks off tonight (Thursday) for the first of seven nights leading up to Halloween. The other dates are Friday and Saturday (Oct. 18-19), then Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 31.

“We’ve been here every day for over a month, between building sets and designing it,” gala director Nicole Easton told Cornwall Newswatch.

Described as “25,000 square feet of terror…Canada’s largest haunted house,” it’s set up in the old Metro supermarket location at 1400 Vincent Massey Drive. This is the second year at Vincent Massey Drive. The first year the event was held at the Cotton Mill.

This year’s theme is Bates Motel.

“It’s kind of like you go into Bates Motel and the guests have checked in but you’re also going to the main house of Psycho. So we’re really trying to follow that theme as much as we can but every year you want to reuse your props so we have to be creative in how we use them,” Easton said.

She says the best experience is groups of 6-8 people and this year the guides will be behind the group instead of in front to people so attendees get the “full effect.”

There is also a non-scare option earlier in the evening for the little ones.

Admission is $6 for children 12 and younger, $8 for adults and a family pass for $25.

The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Baldwin House, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District and Habitat for Humanity.

Last year the event raised $16,500.

You can find more information on the Ghost Walk website.