Treat yourself to a safe and healthy Halloween

October 16, 2015

Treat yourself to a safe and healthy Halloween

Strathcona County is happy to support parents of little ghosts and goblins this Halloween through spooktacular Halloween passes, pumpkin carving contest, haunted house tours and a team of volunteers who will help keep the streets safe after dark on Halloween night.

Families are invited to tour the Gallery@501's haunted house on October 30 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and October 31 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suitable for all ages, the haunted house features a maze of “scary” rooms and frightful features. $2 admission will go towards the Gallery@501 art education programs.

Halloween recreation passes and a $15 recreation gift card can also be won by entering the pumpkin carving contest from October 19 to 31. Email a picture of devilishly good pumpkin carving to recreation@strathcona.ca for a chance to win.

Recreation, Parks, and Culture is once again offering Halloween passes for residents to hand out to trick-or-treaters. The passes treat kids (ages 2 to 15 years) with admission to any of the following recreation centres: Millennium Place, Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Kinsmen Leisure Centre, at an un-boo-lievable rate of 10 passes for $5. All proceeds from the passes will be donated to Everybody Gets to Play, a County program that increases recreation opportunities for families on a limited income.

For Halloween night, Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are teaming up with community partners to ensure all trick-or-treaters enjoy a safe and fun evening of collecting treats in County neighbourhoods. The Sherwood Park Crusaders Junior Hockey Club and the Strathcona County Citizens On Patrol will join the RCMP, Enforcement Services and Emergency Services as extra sets of eyes and ears to support a safe evening out for everyone.

Strathcona County Transit will also have their regular bus service running throughout the neighbourhoods. The buses are a safe place for children to go to if they need help.

Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are encouraging all motorists to slow down, especially in residential areas on Halloween night, and to stay alert for the large number of young people that will be out that evening.

For those who need to burn off the extra Halloween sugar, come to the Haunted Halloween Skate at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex on Saturday, October 31 from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Skaters are invited to come dressed in their favourite costume. Halloween music, skating, treat bags and a chance to win prizes are all included with regular admission fees.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 95,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595