The Spirit of Halloween

Spirt Taekwondo students celebrated earlier in the week with in-class Halloween celebrations and instead of an in-person Halloween party, students shared their costumes virtually.

Given the current state of rising COVID19 cases in Manitoba, Halloween ended up being a virtual get-together like so many celebrations during the pandemic.

Some areas in the city have seemingly turned into a ghost town, living up to the Halloween vibe. There were empty streets and darkened homes last week where in a normal year, kids would have been filling the streets for trick-or-treat.

While provincial health officials did not cancel the event and just issued guidelines for safe Halloween, Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman urged parents to keep their kids home and make alternative plans.

“We all have a role to play. I would just ask that parents consider celebrating in a different kind of way this year, celebrating with your children at home and limiting that risk to the extent that you can on Halloween.”

Photo courtesy: Kim Padua