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Pumpkin Patrol

Access Communications employees and community volunteers patrol the streets on Halloween evening as a safe contact for trick-or-treaters.

Keeping trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween.

A Saskatchewan tradition for the last 24 years, our co-operative’s annual safety awareness program deploys Access Communications staff and volunteers to patrol the streets on Halloween. Our volunteers will be out patrolling this Saturday, October 31st, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Each Pumpkin Patrol vehicle is equipped with Access signage, a flashing orange pumpkin, and radios in contact with dispatch at Access Communications head office. If trick-or-treaters need help, they can approach any Pumpkin Patrol vehicle for help. Our vehicles will have a direct contact to the local police or RCMP, depending on the community.

This year, Pumpkin Patrol vehicles will be out in these communities: Estevan, La Ronge, Air Ronge, Martensville, Melville, North Battleford, Battleford, Regina, Warman, Weyburn, and Yorkton.

Pumpkin Patrol is just another way Access Communications does our part to give back to the communities we serve.

If you choose to trick or treat this year, here some additional tips to stay safe (or to pass along to the trick-or-treaters you know):

  • For all the latest guidelines for how to safely enjoy Halloween and other fall activities during COVID-19, including recommendations on masks, physical distancing, and sanitization, please click here
  • If you trick or treat at night, make sure your costume is reflective or light in colour.
  • Carry a flashlight so you can see and be seen.
  • Tell your family the names of the streets you will be visiting.
  • If you need help, watch for Access Pumpkin Patrol Vehicles.