Have a safe, fun and healthy Halloween!

October 25, 2018

Have a safe, fun and healthy Halloween!

Strathcona County is happy to support parents of little ghosts and goblins this Halloween through a Halloween skate and a team of volunteers who will help keep the streets safe after dark on Halloween night.

For a cool Halloween activity, dress up in your costume and join the MacMillan Team Haunted Skate on Sunday, October 28 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the MacMillan Team Arena, in the Ardrossan Recreation Complex. The skate is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and the haunted house and crafts are from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This year’s Haunted Skate is free, courtesy of the Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society. Skaters must bring their own skates.

On 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. 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. And, even better, if  your child “gets caught” being safe on Halloween, they could be “ticketed” with admission to any of Strathcona County’s recreation centres, courtesy of Shell Canada.

If your furry family members want to get into the spirit, enter our Halloween costume contest to win a single family admission pass to a Strathcona County recreation facility. Share a BOO-tiful photo of your pet on Facebook using #strathcoboo and include your pet's name. Contest closes at the "witching hour" (midnight) on October 31. All pets are welcome, whether two-legged, four-legged or no-legged! Sorry, no humans please.

Strathcona County Transit will also have their regular bus and mobility bus services running throughout neighbourhoods in Sherwood Park. The buses are a safe place for children to go to if they need help, not only on Halloween, but any day of the year.

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.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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