An evening of ghostly delights for kids 9 and up, hosted by bestselling author, Shanon Sinn

October 19, 2021


Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – It’s that time again: when kids cut out eyeholes in old bedsheets, cover their faces in red makeup, and seek out claws, fangs, and other ghoulish costumes. And at Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) it also means kids, aged nine and up, can participate in an evening of ghost stories and supernatural sightings, from right here on Vancouver Island, hosted by the bestselling author of The Haunting of Vancouver Island, Shanon Sinn.

“We are so excited that Shanon agreed to participate in this virtual kid’s program,” says Sidney/North Saanich Librarian and event organizer, Virginia MacLeod. “While everyone participating should know that we will be talking about ghosts and supernatural beings on Vancouver Island, since it’s for kids, we promise it won’t be anything too scary. I hope at least some of the participants turn up hiding under their sheets, with flashlights in hand!”

The Haunting of Vancouver Island for Kids takes place on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 7:30pm on Zoom. To attend this virtual supernatural soiree, interested participants should send an email to as soon as possible. While the event is catered to kids aged nine and up, parents and caregivers are also welcome to attend too.

“When I was approached by VIRL about putting this event on for kids, I was intrigued,” says the book’s author. “My audiences have typically been adult and I tend to cater my presentations accordingly. With kids, it’s going to be a different dynamic. I can’t wait to see their reactions to some of these stories, and to the questions they’re going to ask.”

To ensure the privacy of everyone involved, this event is by registration only and will not be recorded, livestreamed, or rebroadcasted. For more information, visit VIRL’s online events calendar.

For more information about Shanon Sinn, including his bio, visit his personal website.


For more information
David Carson, Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Cell: 250.327.3651