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Comox Valley brothers bring back accessible trick-or-treating event to Comox


Re/Max Canada has partnered with Treat Accessibly, an organization that ensures everyone can trick or treat safely by making Halloween accessible for all.

Accessible trick-or-treating includes barrier-free access which allows easy access to homes, restricts the use of flashing lights and loud noises, and makes sure that there is a safe neighbourhood to trick-or-treat in for everyone. Barrier-free access for the neighbourhood will also include homeowners at the driveway or curbside.

Last year, Derek and Andrew Rice, real estate professionals with Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty, thought this would be an amazing opportunity to get involved in, as Derek’s neighbourhood has individuals with mobility challenges.

“In 2022, the event was a great success and it was so great to see so many families coming to our neighbourhood to trick or treat,” said Derek. “The neighbourhood really came together, and it was so much fun that we are doing it again this year.

“We have also expanded to the streets nearby, and the residents there are also keen to be involved. We hope that over the years this will be a huge community event for all children and families.”

“We invite all families with children that have difficulties trick or treating to come join us on Halloween,” added Andrew. Plus any other families with children that are looking for a safe and fun Halloween Trick or Treating destination. It is going to be a lot of fun and a great night for everyone.”

The Accessible Trick-or-Treating event will be located at Moralee Drive, Ridgemount Drive and Skyview Place in Comox. To get to the area from Guthrie Road, turn right onto Torrence Road then take a left onto Ridgemount Drive.

The event will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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