Five Ways to Safeguard Your Children When Trick- or-Treating
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things to be scared of on Halloween night. Injuries and accidents can also make a spooky appearance. In fact, pedestrian injuries remain one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths in Canada for children five to 14 years of age.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary in which Rogers’ Halloween safety program, the Pumpkin Patrol, has been ensuring Halloween stays safe and fun for all.
Rogers’ employee, Doug Measures, who has been involved with the Pumpkin Patrol for 15 years admits, “There is a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment I get from making a positive contribution to my community.” Measures goes on to explain that, “One of the highlights for me in this volunteer position is seeing the children in their costumes and the smiles on their faces.”
Make trick-or-treating a safe and happy time for your kids by following these simple personal safety tips:
2. Make sure your children can be seen
3. Always trick-or-treat in groups
4. Check Halloween candy carefully
5. Find help
For more personal safety tips and fun games for kids, visit www.pumpkinpatrol.com or contact: