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Trick or Treat with the Mayor in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program

October 17, 2017
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Join Mayor Jim Watson on Saturday, October 28 at Ottawa City Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Mayor’s 11th annual Halloween gathering in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program.

With the support of corporate sponsors, Trick or Treat with the Mayor provides safe Halloween fun for everyone, and is a wonderful opportunity for local families to help others.  Admission to the Halloween party is a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program. This program helps parents in need by providing items in high demand such as non-perishable baby food, formula, cereals, diapers and wipes. Chronic shortages of donations of these basic needs make stocking baby supplies one of the Food Bank’s most expensive, but most precious priorities.

Festivities begin just past the graveyard outside of the Heritage Building where everyone is invited to trick or treat with the Mayor. From there, follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and all of her friends to the Halloween Dance Party on Marion Dewar Plaza, where you can trick or treat and dance with more costumed characters. Decorate your very own mini-pumpkin or be wowed by the outdoor magic potions lab and show. Inside City Hall you can enjoy hot chocolate and treats in the Hocus Pocus Café.

Please note: This is not a nut-free event. Dress for the weather as most activities will take place outside.  For more information, visit the Trick or Treat with the Mayor page on

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