Get ready to be spooked for a good cause
PHOTO BY JOSIANE FARAND
Saint-Lazare resident Alain Grégoire transforms his property and offers a terrifying experience on Halloween Night, all for a good cause.
Ghouls and goblins, young and old, who think they’re brave enough to traipse through a haunted forest on Halloween night are invited starting at 5 p.m. to discover Alain Grégoire’s eerie, animated landscape and to support an important local cause: quality end-of-life care.
For many years now, Alain Grégoire has been transforming his property to offer a terrifying experience to the thousands of visitors who visit his home, located at 2236 de l’Orchestre, in Saint-Lazare, where more than 120 robots are installed and divided by themes such as pirates, zombies, witches, vampires and others. People dressed as scary characters also blend into the scenery to frighten visitors along the way.
“It’s an impressive display,” says Jasmine Sharma, Communications and Philanthropic Development Director at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence (VSPCR). And true to Mr. Grégoire’s vision, volunteers from the Residence will be disguised as spooky characters to ask people to make a donation to the VSPCR. “Come at your own risk, but it’s truly an unforgettable experience on Halloween night,” says Sharma, adding that the evening should be doubly interesting since all donations received will be matched.
In fact, Gaz Métro Plus has promised to match all amounts given during this event, up to an amount of $2,000. “Established in the Montérégie area for the past 16 years, Gaz Métro Plus has decided to work actively with organizations in the area, especially those involved with the health sector and those helping people faced with a terminal illness,” said Benoît Perreault, Senior Director for Business Development and Operations at Gaz Métro Plus.
In addition to this terrifying experience, visitors will be able to sample sweet treats graciously donated by the Pharmaprix pharmacy in Saint-Lazare and carefully bagged by the young volunteers of Saint-Lazare’s Girl Guides.
For a glimpse of what awaits you, consult http://bit.ly/2d5y5y4.