Ghostly pasts

Haunting stories in Summerside, Charlottetown, Georgetown

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Lefurgey Cultural Centre

Wyatt Heritage Properties and Culture Summerside will present their 21st annual Historic Ghostwalk on October 21. The event brings to life the history of Halloween and the stories of a darker side of Island history. Volunteer actors channel the spirits who wish to tell their story. New stories, unearthed in the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, are presented each year.

The format will again be changed for 2021. Rather than a walk through the historic district to meet the spirits, there will be a sit-down show in the Wyatt Heritage Properties garden. The spirits will make their presence known from the veranda of the 1867 Lefurgey Cultural Centre.

Ghostwalk is not about scaring people, but rather about sharing Island and Halloween history in an entertaining manner that will no doubt raise a great deal of curiosity and thought.  The hope is that the walk-about through Summerside’s historic district, which adds greatly to the experience, will return in 2022.

There will be three show times offered; 6:30 pm, 8 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets must be pre-purchased by calling MacNaught History Centre and Archives at 432-1332.

Confederation Centre

The Confederation Centre’s Ghost Walks continue on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm until October 29.

The guided tour is led by a mysterious gravedigger. The spooky stroll is full of tales about Charlottetown’s historic downtown and its dark, mysterious, sometimes haunted past. A family-friendly experience is available on request.

Ghost Walks depart from the corner of Water and Pownal Streets and take about 75 minutes. To book, visit confederationcentre.com or call the box office at 1-800-565-0278.

Kings Playhouse

Haunted Georgetown, a haunted walk through the historic town will take place on October 30 at 7 pm. For details, visit kingsplayhouse.com or call 1-888-346-5666.

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