Calgary at Work
- Written by Paul Rodgers Paul Rodgers
- Published: 21 October 2014 21 October 2014
Screamfest owner Mike Sheppard offers tricks and treats to fear loving freaks
For some, Halloween is an exciting time of year. But for one Calgary professional couple, it is a hell of a lot of work.
Mike Sheppard and his wife Maureen earn their conventional living teaching part-time at Mount Royal University and collecting rental income from a property they own.
In 2001, they invested in something less conventional; they bought a haunted house and invested in the business of Halloween. The Sheppards once simple haunted house has since evolved into Canada's largest and what they claim to be the "scariest" Halloween event in Canada: Screamfest.