The Smitheman Family Haunted Yard

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The Smitheman Family Haunted Yard is a Halloween attraction in the West island of Montreal,Quebec, raising funds for Starlight Children's Foundation for over 13 years.

The Smitheman Family Haunted Yard is located at 116 Maywood Ave. in Pointe Claire.
What began 13 years ago as a simple case of brotherly sibling rivalry over Halloween decorations has evolved into an annual fundraising event with proceeds benefitting the Starlight Children's Foundation.
"We used to have competitions," said Brad Smitheman of his brother Brent. "If he put out a pumpkin, I'd put out two, and the next thing you know, we've got flying ghosts and monsters popping up."
When Brent suggested they should pool their efforts to try and raise money, the Smitheman Family Haunted Yard at 116 Maywood in Pointe Claire was conjured up and has been mutating steadily every year.
Having already worked with the Starlight Foundation in a director role at a Pierrefonds public pool, Brad Smitheman had experience raising funds with swim-a-thons and the brothers wanted to continue helping the foundation.
Starlight is a nonprofit organization that works with families of seriously ill children to help them cope through educational and entertainment programs.
Beginning Oct. 27, seven smoke machines will set the mood for those brave souls willing to take their chances with what the Smitheman brothers and their families have unearthed.
"Every year, it keeps getting bigger and more people are coming," said Brad Smitheman. "We get about 7,000 people that come by in a week. Last year, we had over 1200 kids on Halloween night." And no Smitheman yard would be complete without a few secret frightful surprises, both on the ground and in the air.
The brothers each have two children who have been participating in the preparation and performance of the annual event since they were young.
While there is no fixed admission cost for the haunted yard tour, all donations are welcome and the goal is to surpass last year’s raised amount.

Address
116 Maywood,Pointe-Claire,Quebec
Postal Code
H9R3L8

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