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Spooky parade coming to a Kelowna neighbourhood near you

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October 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

A Kelowna man’s fondness for frightening Halloween revellers will move from its usual roost and roll onto city streets this week.

Paul Coxe’s Grenfell Road haunted house is taking its trademark scariness to four neighbourhoods this year, and there will be 20 spookily decorated vehicles touring four Kelowna neighbourhoods on Halloween and Halloween eve, Clarence Johnson, a close friend of Coxe's, said.

Usually, the haunted house can lure in as many as 5,000 people in search of a fright. The trouble is, they can’t control the crowds and clean as needed in the time of COVID-19.

“At the beginning of COVID-19, when people started to have birthday parades, that was the catalyst,” Johnson said. “We thought, that’s a good idea, let’s do it.”

Their aim is to live up to the bar set at Grenfell Road.

While the show will go on the road, it will still be a fundraiser. In previous years they collected for the food bank but this year they are focusing on helping out Mamas for Mamas and will collect for them as they go.

Friday's Kelowna Route
Friday's Kelowna Route
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Grenfell Haunted house

Friday's route:

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the parade will roll through Kelowna's Mission/Kettle Valley neighbourhoods.

It will start at 945 Grenfell Rd., travel down Guisachan Rd., Gordon Dr., Lexington Dr., Lakeshore Rd., Hobson Rd., Hobson Cr., Sarsons Rd., Lakeshore Rd., Chute Lake Rd., Chute Lake Cr., Lark St., (start walking zone - Kettle Valley): Quilchena Dr, Providence Ave., McCarren Ave., (end walking zone), Chute Lake Rd., South Crest Dr., Lefevre Ave., (start walking zone) Albers St., Devonian Dr., Arborview Dr. (end walking zone), Gordon Dr., Vance Ave., Darin Crt., McClure Rd., Raymer Rd., Coronado Cr., Raymer Rd. & Gordon Drive.


First thing in the morning will be downtown.

That route will take place from 10 a.m. to noon (Central Area)
Start: (in order of direction) 945 Grenfell Rd., Morrison Ave., Rhondda Cr., Cameron Ave., Gordon Dr., (start walking zone) 1255/1260 Raymer Ave. (Sunrise Village), (end walking zone), Gordon Dr., Guisachan Rd., Ethel St., Leon Ave., (assembling again behind Boys& Girls Club), Richter St., (start walking zone) Bernard Ave. Abbott St. ending in City Park

Next will be Glenmore from 2 to 4 p.m.
Start: (in order of direction) Royal View Dr., Mountain Dr., Kennedy St., Tronson Dr., High Rd., Caldow St., Spruceview Pl., Spruceglen Dr., Glenmeadows Rd., Yates Rd., Ballou Rd., Moubray Rd., Crossridge Cr., Biggar Rd., Cross Rd., Drysdale Blvd., Kane Rd., Valley Rd., Yates Rd. (start walking zone) 550 Yates Rd. (end walking zone & end of parade area)

Parade Routes
Parade Routes
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Grenfell Haunted house

Then in the evening is Rutland from 6 to 8 p.m.

Start: (in order of direction) Springvalley Elementary, Ziprick Rd., Terai Rd., Taylor Rd., Collison Rd., Gramiak Rd., Elwyn Rd., Gerstmar Rd., Theodora Rd., Tataryn Rd., Hollydell Rd., Hollywood Rd. S., Springfield Rd., Rutland Rd. S., (start walk zone Gemini Rd.), Dougall Rd. S., Holbrook Rd. W., (end walk zone), Rutland Rd. S., Husch Rd., Molnar Rd., Holbrook Rd. E., Brighton Rd., Milton Rd., Molnar Rd., Hwy 33 E., Muir Rd., Myron Rd., Merrifield Rd., Hardie Rd., Craig Rd., McCurdy Rd., Knorr Rd., Pearson Rd., Tartan Rd., Froelich Rd., McIntosh Rd., Houghton Rd. ending at Ben Lee Park.

Parade Routes
Parade Routes
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Grenfell Haunted house

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