Friday, July 1, 2011


My friends at the "Powerhouse of Terror" are scaring people up before Halloween for a good cause.

The Rotary Club of Etobicoke has spiced up their largest annual fundraiser, Toronto Ribfest, with some scare tactics.

This year's festival will feature 'Carn-evil,' an 800 square-foot haunted house full of evil clowns and freaky circus acts to raise money for charity. The new project is a collaboration between Charity Haunt - Powerhouse of Terror and the Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitment, Transformation Urban Peace Program (PACT).

PACT Haunted Theatre has been working with at-risk youth alongside Powerhouse of Terror mentors to build the new haunt, which will be premiered at Ribfest on Canada Day weekend.

Around 20 youth, referred by the correctional or school systems, have been attending weekend classes in construction, set design, acting, and effects.

The haunt's 'Carn-evil' theme fills two tractor trailers for a total of 800 square-feet of circus fear. The trailers will be moved to south Etobicoke this fall for the upcoming Powerhouse of Terror. The Ribfest haunt cost is $5, with all proceeds going to PACT.

Toronto Ribfest runs June 30 to July 3 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. Parking is free and a $2 donation is suggested for entry.

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