HJ Cody fine arts centre to offer a haunting experience

HJ Cody School’s fine arts department is offering the community a chance to visit a haunted house filled with plenty of things to make

HJ Cody School’s fine arts department is offering the community a chance to visit a haunted house filled with plenty of things to make people scream Oct. 30 and 31.

“The students have taken the overarching theme of childhood nightmares and have taken things that kids might be scared of and amplified them into live versions,” said drama teacher Jacqui Renwick.

The spooky house was built with draperies and curtains to create rooms to walk through where impromptu actors may scare visitors and make their blood run cold.

It’s an event meant for all ages — visitors will be asked what kind of show they want before entering.

“We tone it down for when a family comes in with five- and six-year-olds that are scared,” Renwich said. “The characters will tone it down and just wave, so it’s more of a visual thing for kids, but then we will tone it up so there might be a monster under the bed that might touch your leg or something like that.”

Renwick said students have been excited for the two-night event and have spent much of their recent free time preparing for it. She said it will also provide them an opportunity to connect with the community.

“It’s a good way for them to have fun with an assignment,” she said. “We do it as a fundraiser, but at the same time it kind of just pays for itself. We don’t look to make a ton of money on it, it’s more of creating an event for the community and a chance to go to the school.”

Tours of the terrifying house will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, and 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Admission will be charged at $3 per person, with all proceeds going to drama projects and student initiatives.


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