Critter costume contest a fun way to celebrate Halloween season
Mike Lawrence - Staff Writer
A bit of thinking outside of the box has given The Sioux Lookout Skating Club its newest fundraiser. With the club preparing for the upcoming season, they were looking for a fun way to celebrate the Halloween season while raising funds at the same time.
Thus, was created the Halloween Pet Costume Contest. Running over six days from October 23 to 29, for a $5.00 fee per pet entry, individuals can upload photos of their pet in their best Halloween costume (paid before submitting a photo) to the contest’s Facebook page. The pet with the most reactions after six days will win a portion of the funds raised…The photo with the most reactions will take 30 per cent of the entry fees raised, while 2nd place will get 15 per cent, and 3rd place takes five per cent.
As Dorothy Broderick, Co-fundraising Coordinator (with Nikki Catlin Gosse) explained, “We decided for online because we didn’t want to worry about inclement weather cancelling an outdoor costume judging. This way pets of all kinds can participate and who wins is up to the people reacting to the photos.” Broderick continued, “The contest is open to anyone in Sioux Lookout and surrounding area (and is) open to all types of pets from stable and coop dwellers to house dwellers. If you can call it a pet and can get it to keep a costume on long enough to take a picture, you can enter it in the contest.”
As for the Sioux Lookout Skating Club’s other seasonal spook-fest, Boo at the Bay, things are still up in the air. As Broderick explained, “Because the trail sides are so full of loose brush and there are a few trees leaning, we decided that it isn’t safe to use that particular trail. I am still scouting for an alternate loop trail that is short and has “spook cover.” Further information on whether Boo at the Bay can proceed will be provided as Halloween gets closer.
Those wishing to support The Sioux Lookout Skating Club by participating in this contest can find payment information and more on the Halloween Pet Costume Contest’s Facebook page, found at shorturl.at/oyBS4, or by messaging Dorothy Broderick to register and pay with cash.