Sierra Oulevey has her face paintedSierra Oulevey has her face painted by Grace Bottah, a residence assistant in Clark Residence, Wednesday during Boo at the U.

Hallowe’en trial run proves a hit with parents and kids

As long as her kids keep having a good time, she will keep bringing them to Boo at the U, says Romina Oulevey. A coordinator of cooperative education in the Student Success Centre, she has been attending the event with her son and daughter for seven years.

“The kids really enjoy it,” she said Wednesday, as her daughter Sierra had her face painted by third-political science major Grace Bottah.

The event, hosted by Residence Life staff, invites the children of UWindsor faculty and staff to give their Hallowe’en costumes a trial run. Volunteers from each residence hall organize activities and games, arrange for entertainment, and distribute treats.

In addition to a bouncy inflatable, this year’s version featured pumpkin decorating, face painting, a colouring station, beading, screenings of Goosebumps videos and children’s performer Bill Nuvo making balloon animals.

See an album of photos from the event on the UWindsor Facebook page.

Cayden Currie
Ninja Cayden Currie navigates a wiffle ball on a table colour-coded to produce varying prizes of candy.

For the grown-ups, the Faculty and Staff Hallowe’en Social runs noon to 1:15 p.m. today in Vanier Hall’s Winclare A. Free for all UWindsor employees, it offers pizza, fellowship and candy apples—why let the kids have all the fun?