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#21 lanforod

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:02 PM

I got about 30% more than last year. Fantasic weather. Pouring rain now of course.



#22 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 03:39 AM

Dressing up is so 2010.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#23 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:21 AM

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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#24 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:19 AM

@Sebberry, no, I think it'll stick around for a while :)

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#25 AllseeingEye

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:36 PM

Nice job.  Will it be on display with all the others on Mt. Doug Parkway tomorrow? :)

 

 

Weather held up OK for the trick or treaters tonight over in Tillicum/Gorge area where I was handing out candy.  Not as many kids as in previous years though, and some didn't even bother to dress up. 

 

Also strange were the parents driving their kids from house to house - yep! 

You and I must've been handing out candy within a few blocks of each other as we also live in that neighborhood. Definitely fewer kids than in previous years for sure. In the past we've had 50-60 trick or treaters and I would say maybe half that number showed up this time out.

 

The thing that surprised me, and not in a good way, when we drove little miss ASE to the west-shore for a Halloween party with her high school chums, was the huge number of kids out there walking along the side of the road who were not illuminated or lit up in any way making for a dangerous situation with cars. Several times I came upon and drove within a few feet of large groups of children, more often than not with their parents - who should know better - and whom I could not and did not see until I was literally on top of them due to the poor visibility. In 2015 there is no excuse for a toddler to be dressed in black on a dark wet night and not identified with reflective tape etc, especially when walking along a busy arterial like Metchosin Road.


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#26 LJ

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:46 PM

sebberry, on 31 Oct 2015 - 10:30 PM, said:

 

 

Also strange were the parents driving their kids from house to house - yep! 

Where I used to live in the lower mainland we had car and van loads of kids being driven in from other neighbourhoods to trick or treat in ours. We would get a couple of hundred visits.


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#27 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:50 PM

^ well of course. We were strategic too. Your own neighbourhood is not always gonna be best.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#28 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:40 PM

We gave out chips and full size chocolate bars. It was worth it just to hear kids shriek "THAT HOUSE IS GIVING OUT FULL SIZE CHOCOLATE BARS!!!!!!!"

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#29 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:50 PM

Ya!
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#30 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:16 PM

That's awesome, Rob!

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#31 lanforod

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:44 PM

We gave out chips and full size chocolate bars. It was worth it just to hear kids shriek "THAT HOUSE IS GIVING OUT FULL SIZE CHOCOLATE BARS!!!!!!!"

For reference for next year... wheres your house? :P



#32 sebberry

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:48 PM

For reference for next year... wheres your house? :P

 

Just look for the tire marks  http://vibrantvictor...hread/?p=280617


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#33 Bingo

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:04 PM

Just look for the tire marks  http://vibrantvictor...hread/?p=280617

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#34 todd

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:50 PM

^I thought I made it clear VHF to not post that, it was a lot of Halloweens ago before the no smoking bylaw



#35 Mike K.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:37 PM

Some kid got a needle in his candy, apparently.

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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:39 AM

From sports to spooks!

 

Sports Traders moves aside for region's largest Halloween store

http://victoria.citi...alloween-store/


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#37 Bingo

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 03:51 PM

The pumpkins are already ripe on the vine so I wonder if they will move Halloween into September?


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#38 Dietrich

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 07:48 AM

I saw a headline recently that mentioned the premature ripening but the pumpkins will be fine, but we had the same problem last year and many didn't even make it to Halloween before the rot set in. Best suggestion is to carve only a couple days beforehand.



#39 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 07:51 AM

The pumpkins are already ripe on the vine so I wonder if they will move Halloween into September?

 

Buy them now and freeze it!


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#40 On the Level

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 07:38 PM

Does anyone know when Lisa is put back up at City Hall?

 

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