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Danielle Fuechtmann

Danielle’s love for the internet is tied with her fondness for pretty dresses, blazers and her collection of lipstick. Her enthusiasm for etiquette books and proper manners has led her to form strong opinions about the use of soup spoons. Having grown up around home renovations, Danielle’s miscellaneous knowledge includes how to frame a basement and hang drywall.

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Halloween in Old Strathcona

Tuesday October 20 , 2015

Get your Halloween on in Old Strathcona at these fun upcoming events!

Photo credit: John Lucas, Edmonton Journal

Old Strathcona Ghost Walks - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Nights from October 5-29

Learn about the spooky side of Old Strathcona with a guided tour through Old Strathcona! Join an experienced storyteller for true stories from residents and business owners. Lasting for about an hour and a half, the tour will take you to buildings, houses, and shops as you learn the about some of the mysteries in Edmonton’s histories.

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DedFest - October 20-25

Celebrating their 8th year, Dedfest is Western Canada’s premiere horror, cult and sci-fi film fest. Join them at the Garneau Theatre for a diverse range of films including Green Room starring Patrick Stewart, The Invitation from the director Karyn Kusama of Jennifer's Body, Bite, the seasonal anthology Tales of Halloween, and many more.

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School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - October 24

On Saturday October 24, the University of Alberta is hosting a fun family-friendly event. Mix science and magic for a Harry Potter-themed day of science activities perfect for kids aged 7-12 (everyone is welcome to attend). Organized by Let’s Talk Science, classes will include Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, and more!

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The Buckingham Pumpkin Carve-off - October 29

Join The Buckingham as they fill their space with over 70 pumpkins! They’ll have free pumpkins for attendees to carve but if you want to take your jack o’ lantern home, please bring your own. Enjoy classic Halloween movies, cover bands, and pumpkin carving at this free event.

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Halloween Howler Pub Crawl - October 31

Looking for the biggest Halloween party? This pub crawl will be a wild night; choose from 10 routes with stops that include The Pint, the Rack, Mixx, The Billiard Club, MKT, and more!

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Freak Show at El Cortez Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar - October 31

Come for the tacos but stay for the boos! El Cortez is hosting a dark carnival with live entertainment from DJs Polyesterday and Thomas Culture and visuals by VJ Def Boi and Michael Maxxis. Check out their Aztec tomb and be chilled by what they’re calling the Freak Show of the Century.

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