A Hallowe’en Contest and Three Updates


BooFountain Pumpkin Carving Contest

The B.C.O is happy to announce we are hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest to help encourage the Hallowe’en spirit.   

Please email your best pumpkin photo to Secretary@belfountain.ca by Saturday October 31st to be entered in the contest to win.  Don’t forget to include your name(s) in your email.   Prizes will be awarded.   You can also choose to share your photos through our Facebook page:    https://www.facebook.com/belfountaincommunity/    The number of “Likes” will be counted towards the final results.

We are excited to see photos of your Spooky Decorating skills.  Thank you to our sister community Inglewood for this great idea.

Good luck to all!

This information was received from the Town of Caledon and Region of Peel in regards to Hallowe’en.

Halloween key messages 

Position on Halloween

*       This year, Peel Public Health’s recommendation on celebrating
Halloween takes into account the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the Peel
community. The Halloween guidance reflects what is right for Peel. In the
spirit of community safety, Halloween is not cancelled but will look
different this year.
*       Peel Public Health continues to recommend keeping celebrations to
close contacts within your immediate household.
*       Trick or treating may be associated with other high-risk activities
for spreading the virus, like gathering in groups, close contact and going
into other people’s homes.
*       Peel Public Health and Ontario guidelines
>  discourages traditional door-to-door trick or
treating and people should consider alternative ways to celebrate.

Suggestions on how to celebrate

*       This year, don’t let Halloween give us a greater fright due to
COVID-19. Safely enjoy the celebration and candy at a distance and away from
crowds. Try setting up a treat hunt around the house with those you live
with – in full costume of course!
*       Keep the spirit of Halloween alive while staying healthy. Showcase
Halloween craft projects on your porch and in your front windows for your
neighbours to enjoy at a distance. Wear your costume while you wave at the
*       Don’t let COVID-19 spook our community – safely celebrate at home
with those you live with by setting up a piñata filled with your favourite
Halloween treats.
*       COVID-19 won’t be in disguise this Halloween. Find creative ways to
celebrate safely. Leading up to the big day, pick a fun Halloween activity
to do with those you live with.
*       Celebrating Halloween this year will be different as we try to
reduce the amount of contact with others. Host a virtual party and set up
video chats with friends and family members who can’t celebrate in person
with you. Encourage children to show off their costumes and talk about their
favourite treats.
*       COVID-19 won’t have a costume this year but many of us will be ready
for Halloween. Celebrate safely at home by tuning into virtual costume
parades in the community and stay connected by sharing photos of your

This information was received from CVC in regards to the Belfountain
Conservation Area

As per CVC’s standard operating season dates, Belfountain Conservation Area
and the Cheltenham Badlands will be closing for the season at the end of the
day on Sunday, October 25th. 

With the shorter days and colder weather upon us, and with many other parks,
trails and greenspaces available for people to visit, our expectation is
that the closures will not be an issue. Closure fencing and signage will be
installed and CVC’s provincial offences officers and security guards will
maintain a regular presence to address any issues that arise.

We have a correction to the Community Update Oct 10th, 2020:   A red-light
camera was approved for the intersection of Highway 10 and Old Base Line
Road. Is being corrected to ” Town Council approved a letter and it was sent to Carolyn Mulroney and MTO  requesting a red-light camera at the intersection of Highway 10 and Old Base Line Road.”   Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.   Establishing community safety zones is the first step in the process of attaining access to ASE’s. We continue to pursue this enforcement option

Have a very happy Hallowe’en.

The Belfountain Community Organization

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