THUNDER BAY – The fall weather means it is not too far away from Halloween. While many parents are choosing to attend events at local venues, there are still many parents, and their children who to ‘Trick or Treating”. The goal for parents must be the safety of their children. In communities across Canada, the Shaw Pumpkin Patrol will be out on the streets providing another backup for parents and young people who are out enjoying the Halloween festivities.
For over 20 years, Shaw has been helping to keep our communities safe on Halloween night. On October 31st, the Shaw Pumpkin Patrol will be handing out loot bags and offering safety tips so all trick-and-treaters have a safe Halloween. Costumes, candy and scary decorations make Halloween exciting and fun. With all the excitement of Halloween night, we don’t always think about safety during the evening. Here are some very important safety tips to make sure you have fun while trick-or-treating:
- Wear a costume that fits well, has bright colours and is non-flammable. Try using reflective tape on your costume for more visibility;
- For better vision, use face make-up or enlarge the eyes on your mask. When wearing a mask, push it up on your head while walking;
- Only visit the front door of well-lit homes and never go inside. Plan a route and a time to finish, and don’t go too far from home;
- Don’t eat any treats until an adult (at home) has checked them;
- Younger kids must go out with an adult. Older kids should trick-or-treat in groups.
Remember, if you need help or if you have a question, go to a Block Parent home, police officer or a blue Shaw van.
Visit the Shaw Pumpkin Patrol website for more information.