Ottawa – On Saturday, October 29, 2011, join Mayor Jim Watson at Ottawa City Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the Mayor’s fifth annual Halloween party in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Supply Cupboard. It’s a trick-or-treating event for the whole family that’s so much fun, it’s scary!

“This event is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween while providing much-needed assistance to those less fortunate in our community,” said Mayor Watson. “I look forward to seeing many Ottawa families demonstrate their costume-making skills and community spirit at City Hall on the 29th.”

The evening starts with trick-or-treating through the haunted house in the Heritage Building, followed by ghoulish tales in Andrew Haydon Hall. Trick-or-treaters can decorate their own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and join the Mayor for a safe Halloween party in Jean Pigott Place.

After leaving the main building, the festivities continue as guests trick-or-treat on Marion Dewar Plaza.

Trick-or-Treat with the Mayor will be a spook-tacular evening for everyone, and an important opportunity for local families to support the Baby Supply Cupboard with donations of non-perishable baby food, formula, diapers, wipes and so on.

The Baby Supply Cupboard helps parents in need by providing items in high demand such as formula, baby food, cereals and diapers. Chronic shortages of donations of these basic needs make stocking the Baby Supply Cupboard one of the Food Bank’s most expensive, but most precious, priorities.

Trick-or-Treat with the Mayor will take place at Ottawa City Hall on Saturday, October 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is a donation to the Baby Supply Cupboard. For more information, visit ottawa.ca/mayor or call 3-1-1.

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