A Very Outdoorsy Halloween Event is Coming to Mississauga

Halloween might be closer than ever, but it's still 20 degrees outside and it looks like, with any luck, double digit temperatures might stick around until November.

For that reason, Halloween lovers might be extra excited to hear that on Saturday, Oct. 28, residents are invited to put on their Halloween costumes (the scarier the better) and participate in the annual One Million Trees: Trick or Trees community tree planting event.

This event, which is great for families, features a haunted tree planting, Lofty the magician and "ghostly activities" that are suitable for all ages.

The city's Forestry team will provide gloves, shovels, tools, water and sweet Halloween treats.

The event, which will take place at Buttonbush Park (7457 Russian Olive Close) will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine (so bring an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain). Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden, Conservation Halton and the Lisgar's Resident's Association will be on hand.

As far as some background info goes, One Million Trees was launched to help enhance the city's open spaces and conserve forested areas for future generations (something that likely resonates with people who want to keep green spaces alive in a rapidly urbanizing Mississauga).

Trees are planted by city staff, partners and volunteers on public and private property. The One Million Trees goal is to add one million trees to Mississauga by 2032.

You can learn more and RSVP here.

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