Halloween Safety Tips

The countdown is on! With only 5 days until Halloween both kids and adults are getting excited for trick-or- treating.  Halloween is the day that kids and adults alike can be whoever or whatever they want! Homeowners, be sure to have your pumpkins ready and lit to welcome trick-or-treaters. Kids stock up on lots of treats and sneak in a few tricks but most importantly remember to stay safe.  With such excitement young trick-or-treaters often forget to follow safety rules.

Here are a few tips to help keep youngsters safe:

For children:

  1. Never trick-or-treat alone. Always walk with an adult or a group of friends.
  2. Make sure you can be seen. Wear reflective, bright colour costumes, or fasten reflective tape to your costume or bag (You can also wear glow sticks!).
  3. Only visit well-lit houses.
  4. Don’t go into the house for your treats; always wait outside.
  5. Don’t eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.

Motorists:

  1. Halloween means there will be children on the streets. Drivers need to use extra caution. With the excitement of Halloween, children may forget simple pedestrian safety rules.
  2. Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating. Reduce your speed and stay alert.
  3. Slow down and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways or backing up.

Homeowners:

  1. Keep your home and doorway well lit. Clear sidewalks and pathways for safety.
  2. Avoid using open flames in any displays (Candles in pumpkins can be replaced with a flash light or flameless candle.)

Also remember, we’re hosting a special Halloween Event tomorrow from 1 – 4pm. There will be activities for the whole family, including cookie decorating, face painting, entertainment as well as light refreshments.

Children are encouraged to come dressed up in their Halloween costumes. There will be a prize for the best costume!

What are you going to dress up as for Halloween?

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