Treat yourself to a safe and healthy Halloween

October 25, 2016

Treat yourself to a safe and healthy Halloween

Strathcona County is happy to support parents of little ghosts and goblins this Halloween through 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 29 and 30 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and October 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The haunted house features a maze of “scary” rooms and frightful features for $2 per person. On October 31, take advantage of the free transit shuttle from the Sherwood Park Mall to the Gallery@501.

Servus Credit Union Healthy Halloween Recreation Passes and a $15 recreation gift card can also be won by entering the pumpkin carving contest until 11 a.m. on October 31. Email a picture of your devilishly good pumpkin carving to for a chance to win.

For those who want to chill this Halloween, lace up your skates for the MacMillan Team Haunted Skate on October 30 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the MacMillan Team Arena, at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex. Come dressed in your favourite costume and bring your family. This year’s Haunted Skate is free, courtesy of the Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society. Skate rentals are available for $4.50.

Recreation, Parks, and Culture, in collaboration with Servus Credit Union, once again offered 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 Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, and Emerald Hills Leisure Centre, at an un-boo-lievable rate of 10 passes for $5. Passes are almost all sold out – be sure to visit Servus Credit Union’s Sherwood Park locations for last minute purchases (cash only). 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. Get “caught” being safe on Halloween, and you could be “ticketed” with admission to any of Strathcona County’s recreation centres, courtesy of Shell Canada.

Don’t forget to be eeeko friendly this Halloween. Between pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and costume making, Halloween can be a nightmare on the environment. 

Earth-friendly tips on adding some green to Halloween

Further information, including Halloween safety tips or call 780-464-2211.


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 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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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595