Treat yourself to a safe and healthy Halloween

October 20, 2021

Treat yourself to a safe and healthy Halloween

Strathcona County is supporting a safe and healthy Halloween for all trick or treaters this year through free recreation passes to local youth, Halloween events and a focus on creating an accessible Halloween for everyone.

Leading up to Halloween, Strathcona County students throughout Kindergarten to Grade 12 will receive a complementary Healthy Halloween pass for a one-time free admission to County recreation facilities, valid until October 31, 2022. This new inclusive approach of distributing Healthy Halloween passes is a more direct channel to the youth, rather than relying on pass sales through the general public. Elementary students will also receive a colouring book, featuring fun Halloween activities and tips for a safe Halloween experience.

RCMP and Enforcement Services officers are also getting into the Halloween spirit by treating youth with ‘positive tickets’ that grant a free one-time admission to County recreation facilities. Emergency Services crews will also join the spooktacular fun on Halloween by visiting communities to hand out treats (as resources allow).

Strathcona County has several fun, free family skates and swims available, with a focus on barrier-free activities. For example, the community is invited to a Halloween skate at Broadmoor Arena that is designed to be low-sensory. Visit strathcona.ca/Halloween for event details, Halloween safety tips and more. 

On Halloween, Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are reminding 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. As always, if things get too scary, County buses are a safe place to get help. For more information on transit services on Halloween, visit strathcona.ca/transit.

Residents are encouraged to keep up their important work in following all COVID-19 gathering guidelines and protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. ​ As a reminder, everyone has a different level of risk acceptance. Whether a family chooses to trick or treat - or not, please remember to be kind to one another. ​

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595