Safe Halloween Program

An annual initiative will again ensure young ghosts and goblins have a safe evening of trick-or-treating. StFX University student-athletes will be stationed at local crosswalks in Antigonish Halloween night to help children travel safely. It is part of the Safe Halloween program created by the Antigonish RCMP and Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention.

“It is a great initiative in our community. It is something we are able to do to make things safer. There is a lot of traffic that night and we have many busy intersections,” Antigonish RCMP said.

More than 30 StFX student-athletes have volunteered to do their part in making it a safe and enjoyable Halloween for Antigonish trick-or-treaters. When the project started a couple of years ago, X football players were the volunteers.

“Each year more and more athletes heard about it and they really wanted to get involved. Now, we have athletes from all our varsity teams that take part. They have a lot of fun,” StFX marketing and community relations coordinator said.

RCMP members, local Crimestoppers and crime prevention association volunteers also provide their time, including transporting the athletes to and from their assigned crosswalks. “Everyone really has a great time,” Antigonish RCMP A/Const. John Pellerin said.

Volunteers will be equipped with a reflective safety vest, flashlight and hand-held stop signs to assist trick-or-treaters in crossing the busy streets safely. After doing their part to help youngsters collect their goodies, the student-athletes will enjoy their own treats. The Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association provides them with pizza at the detachment after their duties are completed. The crosswalk volunteers will be located at intersections from 6-9 p.m.

Safe Halloween 2016

Safe Halloween 2016

Safe Halloween 2016

Safe Halloween 2016