Arrrrrrr, it be Pirate House season once again. The sixth annual Pirate House fundraiser is back at Boozabuzza Island, a.k.a. 5970 Portland Street in Burnaby.
The elaborate Halloween display--which runs from 5 to 8 pm on Oct. 31--features all the piratical trappings, including the sea, a marina, a shipyard, an inn, a cemetery and even a pirates’ protest board. Expect to encounter some of your favourite pirate characters as you stroll the yard. And don’t worry, it’s safe to bring the small ones – it’s designed to be fun, not over-the-top ghoulish or terrifying.
The display is an annual fundraiser for St. Stephen Children’s Centre in Uganda, spearheaded by Julie Desroches through the B.C. Society for St. Stephen’s Children’s Centre.
Along with auction and online fundraisers, the display has raised more than $12,000 over the past five years and equipped the school with a roof, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting tanks, desks, cement foundations for the water tanks and more.
This year, Desroches is hoping to raise $2,900 to get concrete floors for all of the remaining classrooms and administration building rooms at the centre.