Haunted House Not for the Weak of Heart
Prince George, B.C. – Those looking to get into the Halloween spirit will want to head down to Brunswick Street beginning this Thursday night.
The Haunting on Brunswick: A Halloween Experience is being presented by Power-up PG, Spread the Sunshine (made up of Sun Life Financial employees), and Northern Fancon.
“It’s just a group of friends who, from a casual discussion at Zombie Fest, decided that we wanted to do a haunted house,” says Sun Life advisor Todd Paquette.
“Essentially the event is going to be a 15-minute walk through the old police detachment at 999 Brunswick Street. It’s up on the second floor where the public never had any access to. So, you’ll be able to go through the major crimes department, all the jail cells. It’s an experience just being in the building itself.”
He adds it’s not for the weak of heart. “We’re thinking 14 and up. It’s designed to be frightening – it’s not a kiddy type thing. It’s designed to be scary and there’s some violent action and some blood and some coarse language. It’s a no-touch haunted house, it’s all just visual.”
Paquette says the first batch of tickets sold out in less than an hour but notes they’ll be releasing more later today (for more information check out their Facebook page).
“They are available exclusively through Game Quest so people lined up for them on Saturday and we turned away 70 people. We felt really bad about it but the format of it doesn’t allow for more than 28 people an hour going through it.”
He says tickets are by a minimum $10 donation with proceeds going to local charity Costume for a Cause.
“Essentially they go around town and do birthday parties in costumes and go to pediatric wards and visit sick kids and bring presents to them. All the money raised is put back into more costumes and presents.”
The Haunted House runs from October 27-31 from 6-10 p.m. nightly.