The Fort Saskatchewan Downtown Business Council’s annual Halloween Hand-out will not go forward this year. 
 
Organizers of the event didn’t want to promote a gathering for young children in light of the current COVID-19 situation. With kids under the age of 12 unable to get vaccinated, president Hanna Murray said right now isn’t the right time to hold the Halloween Hand-out. 
 
“Especially with the number of school outbreaks in younger grades,” Murray explained.  “From last year to this year, I think we’ve decided that with the vaccination available now, that it’s best to wait until the majority of participants have that opportunity.” 
 
While they are sad to cancel this year, Murray said they are looking forward to putting on the event next year. 
 
Little Minions Events will still be running Trunk or Treat this year -- it will be on Saturday (Oct.30) between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.