From Youth HQ
Adorn a costume, grab some friends, and join us for the annual Zed Haunted House! This fun and interactive haunted attraction is a Red Deer favourite for getting in some spooks and scares during the final 13 days of October. All proceeds from the event go toward BGC of Red Deer & District.
Come test your fear factor and support a worthy cause!
The Zed Haunted House is the primary fundraising event in support of BGC Red Deer & District. This annual high profile community event operates during the final 13 days of October and attracts more than 7,000 visitors annually. With the tremendous support of business friends throughout the community and an army of volunteers contributing more than 8,000 hours every year this event continues to grow becoming an Alberta Tourism destination every fall.
SPECIAL FEATURE NIGHTS
Wicked Wednesday – Wednesday, October 25th
Photo ops with prime characters and groups of 2-4 for a more intimate experience of terror.
Friday Fright Night – Friday, October 27th
All prime characters in action inside and outside dancing to the music. Meet the wolf man, Witcher, batman, demon stalker and the mutant up close and personal.
Midnight Madness – Friday, October 27th
After evening show closes at 10:00pm doors re-open from midnight to 2:00am. 18+ ONLY Admission $20.
The scare factor is raised bigtime for those brave enough to enter for an enhanced terror experience.
Saturday Spooktacular – Saturday, October 28th
Join us in welcoming the Alberta Hearse Association as they visit the Zed Haunted House with the most spooktacular collection of scary rides you’ll ever see.
Hallow’s Eve – Tuesday, October 31st
Visit the Zed Haunted House and don’t miss out on treats for all who visit.
- General Admission: $15 at the door
- Spook Pass: $20 purchase online
- Midnight Madness & BLACK OUT Pass: $20 at the door
- Group Pass: $12 per person (min 10), purchase at Youth HQ
- Matinees: $10 at the door
All tickets are non refundable. Spook Passes are not valid for Midnight Madness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW SCARY IS IT?
Well, that depends on how easily scared you get. Our evening shows are not recommended for children under 10 years of age. We provide weekend matinees for young children and those who are a little apprehensive about the evening show.
ARE THE LINE-UPS LONG?
Line ups can get long on the prime days closer to Halloween. We suggest coming early in the event or you can purchase an advance “Spook Pass” online to ensure priority entry!
IT IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
The attraction is not 100% wheelchair accessible, however, we are wheelchair friendly. What we mean by that is that the attraction has alternate routes with staff escort to ensure those in a wheelchair can enjoy the attraction.
I HAVE A GROUP TO BRING THROUGH. CAN I GET A DISCOUNT ON ENTRY?
Group passes can be arranged by contacting Youth HQ at 403-342-6500 to arrange date and time. This rate is available for groups of 10 or more and must be purchased in advance. Group passes are not available for Midnight Madness or Matinees.
CAN I GET A REFUND IF I GET TOO SCARED?
Once you enter the attraction there are no refunds. You are paying us to scare you in a safe and fun Halloween attraction. If we accomplish that sooner than expected please consider it a job well done and thank you for supporting the BGC of Red Deer.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED AS A VOLUNTEER?
We are always looking for volunteer help with this annual event. Simply contact us at 403-342-6500 or email Janessa at [email protected]
WHAT IS MIDNIGHT MADNESS?
Midnight Madness is an event held on one night during the two week event (Friday, October 27) After the evening show closes at 10:00pm the doors will re-open at 11:59 – 2:00am. for adults 18+ only. This is the one night for those who enjoy even more intense scares than the regular evening show. Every year the Midnight Madness event has a new twist that will only be revealed to those who attend. We dare you to come and check it out.
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
During the 13-day event we have numerous feature nights taking place. Some of these include Freaky Friday (Oct 21: Photo opps with prime characters); BLACK OUT Saturday (Oct 21: Total Darkness Experience 10:30pm- 11:59pm); Wicked Wednesday (Oct 26: no cost photo opps with prime characters and group sizes of 2 to 4 people for a more intimate tour of terror); Friday Fright Night (Oct 27: Dance to the tunes with our characters); Midnight Madness Friday (Oct 27 Extreme! 18+ midnight to 2am); Saturday Spooktacular (Oct 28: Alberta Hearse Association visits with a spectacular collection of scary rides); Weekend Matiness; Hallow’s Eve (Oct 31: Tricks and Treats for all who visit). Please check our social media to get daily up-to-date information on what is happening!
WEEKEND MATINEES – SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
SPONSORED BY SERVUS Credit Union
October 21, 22, 28 and 29 Doors open from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Weekend Matinees are child friendly matinees intended for children under 10 years of age and those a little too apprehensive to attend the full evening shows. Major scares are non-active, there are more lights on, with age appropriate scenes which guided by a friendly tour guide.
WICKED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Photo ops with prime characters and groups of 2-4 for a more intimate tour of terror.
FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
Live entertainment – zombie troupe. All prime characters inside and out including the demon stalker, wolfman, witcher, gatekeeper and chainsaw madness.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
SPONSORED BY CARSTAR Red Deer
Midnight – 2:00am Restricted attendance to 18 years and older only. After the evening show closes its doors at 10:00pm the cast will prepare for a one night re-opening for two hours only. The scare factor will be increased to an intense level with some surprises. Skinny and Zed Heads have some special chills and thrills planned that only those in attendance will experience. We dare you to join us!
SATURDAY SPOOKTACULAR – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
We welcome the Alberta Hearse Association for a spooktaculat collection of scay rides. Come in costume, have fun and you could win some great prizes. Who knows … if your costume is that good we may recruit you for the show.
HALLOW’S EVE – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
SPONSORED BY Spirit Halloween
You can still go Trick or Treating and visit the Zed Haunted House at the same time. Once you have come through the exit you will receive a treat on us. Happy Halloween!
Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis condemns MAiD in Parliament as targeting nation’s most vulnerable
‘I call upon with government to reverse its course and instead provide help and hope for Canadians suffering with mental health conditions’
Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis condemned the Trudeau government’s treatment of Canada’s most vulnerable, revealing that 36 Canadians are euthanized every day.
On November 28, Dr. Leslyn Lewis, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Haldimand-Norfolk, Ontario, addressed Parliament on the dangers of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), the euphemistic name for Canada’s euthanasia regime.
“The poor, homeless, the abused, veterans, seniors, youth, adults suffering with disabilities, those suffering with depressions, and mental health conditions,” Lewis said. “These are among the most vulnerable in our society that are falling through the cracks of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying regime.”
The most vulnerable are falling through the cracks of Canada's Medical Assistance in Dying regime.
Every day 36 Canadians die by MAiD, the HIGHEST NUMBER in the world. Canadians suffering with mental illness need help and hope, not euthanasia. This gov't must reverse course. pic.twitter.com/tT8x5PBpxq
— Dr. Leslyn Lewis (@LeslynLewis) November 28, 2023
“They are the ones who will be at risk when the MAiD laws in Canada are expanded in March 2024,” the pro-life MP added. “Last year, death by euthanasia increased by 30 percent from the year before. Every day in Canada, 36 people use MAiD to end their lives, which is the highest in the world.”
“I call upon with government to reverse its course and instead provide help and hope for Canadians suffering with mental health conditions,” Lewis appealed.
On March 9, 2024, MAiD is set to expand to include those suffering solely from mental illness. This is a result of the 2021 passage of Bill C-7, which also allowed the chronically ill – not just the terminally ill – to qualify for so-called doctor-assisted death.
The mental illness expansion was originally set to take effect in March of this year. However, after massive pushback from pro-life groups, conservative politicians and others, the Liberals under Trudeau delayed the introduction of the full effect of Bill C-7 until 2024 via Bill C-39.
The expansion comes despite warnings from top Canadian psychiatrists that the country is “not ready” for the coming expansion of euthanasia to those who are mentally ill, saying expanding the procedure is not something “society should be doing” as it could lead to deaths under a “false pretense.”
Similarly, Angelina Ireland, the head of one of Canada’s few pro-life hospice societies, recently warned that euthanasia has become a national “horror” show.
“Unfortunately, there is no reprieve in sight as think Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) becomes a national horror and the ‘professionals’ sharpen up their needles,” Ireland told LifeSiteNews.
“We have reached the point where we must all protect each other from MAiD,” she noted.
Euthanasia deaths have gone through the roof in Canada since it became legal in 2016.
According to Health Canada, in 2022, 13,241 Canadians died by MAiD lethal injection, which is 4.1 percent of all deaths in the country for that year, and a 31.2 percent increase from 2021.
The number of Canadians killed by lethal injection since 2016 now stands at 44,958.
MNP steps in to help youth “Move Your Mood” at the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence
Ribbon Cut at the Newly Named MNP Move Your Mood Studio in the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence
The ribbon has been officially cut, and a new name announced for the MNP Move Your Mood Studio inside the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence.
The MNP Move Your Mood Studio held its naming ceremony and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 21st. Move Your Mood, an Alberta Health Services program, occupies a portion of Floor 2 inside the new Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence on the main campus of Red Deer Polytechnic.
The new MNP Move Your Mood Studio has a large space for classes and physical activity, complete with a climbing wall, physical activity gaming wall, and kitchen.
A significant contribution was made on behalf of the partner group from MNP’s Central Alberta region. This contribution reflects their commitment to investing in the communities that they are a part of.
“On behalf of the Central Alberta partner group and our entire team across the region, we are elated to celebrate the MNP Move Your Mood Studio,” says Patrick Wigmore, Regional Managing Partner for MNP in Central Alberta. “At MNP we truly believe that making a positive difference in the communities where we live, work, and play is a fundamental part of who we are. Our partners throughout the region believe that pooling our efforts together to create a greater impact for organizations like Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre and in turn, Move Your Mood, will leave a lasting legacy of positive impacts in Central Alberta. The decision to support the CACAC was unanimous.”
Move Your Mood is a research-based program that promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyle practices to improve the mental and physical well-being of participants. The MYM program provides opportunities for participants to experience how to move their bodies, fuel their bodies, practice mindfulness, and build positive coping strategies.
“We would like to thank MNP for their generous donation to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence and helping make this dream come true for children and youth in our community. We are grateful and honoured to share the name of the MNP Move Your Mood Studio and look forward to the opportunities this space will provide our entire community in the future. The space will be up and running in the New Year.” – Denise Fredeen, Health Promotion Facilitator at Move Your Mood.
The MNP Move Your Mood Studio will be a shared space for all children and youth accessing services at the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. The Studio will be a place where children and youth can learn positive coping strategies to improve their mental and physical wellness through interactive opportunities. There will be opportunities for them to play, practice mindfulness, be physically active, learn how to make healthy snacks and take part in creative activities.
The space will provide professionals in the building an opportunity to create positive connections and teach children and youth skills they can continue to be active and healthy for life. The space will also provide opportunities for prevention work with students in the community and a space for future training of RDP students and MYM Coaches.
To learn more about the MNP Move Your Mood Studio and its programming, please email
[email protected] or visit www.moveyourmood.ca.
About MNP: National in scope and local in focus, MNP is one of Canada’s leading professional services firms — proudly serving individuals, businesses, and organizations since 1958. Through the development of strong relationships, we provide client-focused accounting, consulting, tax, and digital services. Our clients benefit from personalized strategies with a local perspective to fuel success wherever business takes them. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca
About CACAC: The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not-for-profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity. We work in a collaborative partnership with the Alberta Children and Family Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, Red Deer Polytechnic, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with
supported recovery. For more information on CACAC and the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, please visit: centralalbertacac.ca
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