About Grim Acres
Grim Acres is a fright to see for all ages. In an effort to “Scare Away Cancer” we put on an annual fundraiser event built to entertain the community and at the same time to give back. Come and visit to view our yard haunt or muster up your bravery to walk through our Haunted Maze. Each year, more and more props are added for your entertainment and to increase the Scare factor. Donations are gratefully accepted, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. We work feverishly for months, putting in nearly 1000 hours to put this event on for the whole community to enjoy.
Directions: West on 1A towards Kemnay at the last road before the bridge. Go south on Stanley Rd(117W) for 6km to house # 52030.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: No, we strive to remain Westman’s only free-entry haunt. We do accept donations at the door for the Canadian Cancer Society.
A: 100% of donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funding for the cost of Grim Acres construction is provided through both private and corporate donations of materials and monetary donations. Props and any extra expenses related to construction are paid for by the proprietors.
A: It can vary from 5 to 10 minutes minimum, depending on factors of how many people are in the group ahead of you, how old they are, and how much participation they have inside the haunts.
A: We are a haunt. Expect to be haunted. Also, visitors assume all risk in entering our property. Especially the risk of extreme haunting.
A: Absolutely not. Anyone caught touching props will be asked to leave, and not allowed back. Our staff are instructed to not touch patrons, and we expect the same from guests. Anyone caught violating these rules will be asked to leave.
A: There is not a specific age for the event. We work hard to entertain all who visit, both young and old. We provide new and exciting scare-free entertainment, including our new carnival games attraction in 2016. We provide lots of amazing talent from around the Westman area for those who are afraid to enter the haunt. Additionally, we also offer the chance for patrons who are too scared to enter the sites the use of glow sticks (to be returned at the exit) at the door, which indicate to actors inside to not scare them.
A: Yes, we have a concession area set up, offering hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee, mocha, water, and a variety of items for sale, the proceeds of which also go to the CCS. We also have GrimGear merchandise for sale. We can accept debit, credit, or cash.
A: We do have specific, staff controlled areas for handicap parking which is closer to the event areas, and easier to travel to. While the outdoor haunt areas have paths that some wheelchairs can maneuver through, please keep in mind that this is an acreage, and has rough ground. The haunts themselves are not wheelchair friendly, unfortunately, but again, we do have LOTS of outdoor music and entertainment to provide. We also have wheelchair accessible port a potties as well.
A: Absolutely NO alcohol is allowed on site, or sold on site. Roads are also monitored by RCMP, and our security staff are told to alert them of anyone who may be driving impaired, or bringing alcohol on site. We have a zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol.
A: All staff in all sites are trained in safety procedures. All buildings are built to allow for immediate evacuation in an emergency, and fire extinguishers are on site, as well as CPR trained staff.
A: We do not provide transportation. It is also advised to carpool if possible, to avoid congestion in the parking area.
A: We do not. We are a not-for-profit event, and do not license as a business, therefore can not provide services for events other than our own fundraisers.
In 2019, our hours are October 22nd to October 25th, 2020, from 6-11pm. We are NOT open on Halloween.
A: 52030 Stanley Road. From Brandon, go west on 1A towards Kemnay, turn south on Stanley road, continue south for 7kms, continue to follow signs.
A: We are Westman’s ONLY covered haunt. Unless there is a hurricane, we are still open.
A: No. We ask that you do not use any form of photography or video in our haunt, in order to preserve the integrity of our haunt, and the surprised factor for new guests.
A: Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through Facebook under Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer. You can also speak to Brian and Amber Sutherland directly at 204-720-0754.