Healthy approach to Halloween being adopted by some Canadian communities

Halloween is coming and people are all set to adopt a change, a healthy change.Instead of candy, little ghosts and goblins on some doorsteps are getting passes to go swimming, skating and even skiing.

The eastern Ontario city of Cornwall started selling Halloween swim- and-skate passes in 2012.

Aquatic co-ordinator Lori Gibeau says the city started with 1,000 passes, but the program proved so popular that it now offers 1,500.

Melissa Coderre with Regina’s recreation department says the city used to give out passes to trick-or-treaters who went to recreational facilities on Halloween. The program was expanded in 2014 so the public could buy passes and give them out for a “balanced Halloween experience.”