BONNYVILLE – Ghouls, super heroes, vampires, and all kinds of trick or treaters will be able to enjoy Halloween in the Town of Bonnyville.
“We’re not considering banning Halloween activities as is being attempted in some municipalities,” CAO Bill Rogers told Lakeland This week. “Rather, the town is urging residents to enjoy a safe trick or treating experience and that they observe social distancing and other precautions as recommended by the province.”
Both town council and the Community Policing Committee are urging residents who want to trick or treat this year to follow Alberta’s chief medical officer of health’s guidelines for participating safely, which includes maintaining social distancing, staying within your neighbourhood and cohorts when trick or treating, wearing a mask or additional face-covering along with a costume, and using hand sanitizer frequently when hand washing isn’t possible. People who also have COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling ill are encouraged to stay home.
Trick or treaters won’t be the only ones out and about on Oct. 31.
“Town community peace officers will be on hand helping keep our streets safe, the RCMP is once again planning their Safe Halloween Program, and we understand the Bonnyville Pontiacs will once again be assisting with crossing guard duties to help keep the little ones safe,” detailed Rogers, adding it’s all being done to ensure everyone can have a good evening.
“The Town of Bonnyville extends our hope that everyone has a safe, happy, and COVID-19 (free) Halloween.”