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MSA takes Mohawk College students to “Canada’s Spookyland”

Canada's Wonderland entry sign
Mohawk students had fun visiting Canada's Wonderland

Halloween is approaching, and the Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) is organizing a series of events to celebrate the spooky season. Recently, students had the opportunity to enjoy the Harvest Festival at the MSA plaza. And on Oct. 21, a group of students traveled to Canada’s Wonderland to enjoy a scary, but fun, night.

The event was announced three weeks in advance so students could purchase their tickets beforehand. Each ticket cost $20 and due to the limited capacity of the event, the tickets sold out within a week.

Two busloads of students arrived at the amusement park at around 6:30 p.m. The entire park was decorated for Halloween. Giant skulls stood by the entrance, haunted houses were open to the public and many zombie-like people wandered around the park with the intention of getting a few screams out of visitors.

Apart from the rides created to live up to the Halloween theme, there were also the usual attractions, such as the Leviathan roller coaster or the Cyclone. Despite the long lines, Mohawk student Santiago Martinez said it was a fun night.

Leviathan ride
All the regular rides were open.

“I think the experience is terrific, and more during these days,” Martinez said. “I just finished mid-terms and I was really stressed about them. Going to Canada’s Wonderland for $20 is really economical.”

The students enjoyed the rides they were able to use, despite the long wait times. At about 11:30 p.m. they gathered again to return to Hamilton.

A long line waiting for a ride
Long lines made the experience a bit tedious for students.

Hayley Harris, student lead and MSA events programmer explained the reason for the event.

“A lot of people are still looking for friends to make and we want to support the community in Mohawk beyond just going to class,” Harris said. “We wanted to make people get up and socialize in genuinely fun events. You can’t go wrong with Canada’s Wonderland for that.”

Although October is coming to an end, there are more scary events coming. On Oct.27, the Spooky, Scary, Skelebration will be held at the Arnie at 6:30 p.m. For more information regarding MSA, events visit https://www.mohawkstudents.ca/things-to-do/events-calendar/.