The annual Candy Cane Checkstop is returning to Fort Saskatchewan this week.
On Wednesday, December 20, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Fire Department will be in the Co-op parking lot to raise awareness about drinking and driving and encourage people to make responsible choices.
RCMP and Fire Department vehicles will be in the parking lot offering candy canes and hot chocolate to those who drop by to meet the local first responders and helpers.
“This event is an excellent opportunity for our community to come together, celebrate the holiday season, and promote road safety. We encourage everyone to join us in making Fort Saskatchewan a safer and more joyful place during this special time of year,” said Sergeant James Skeoch with the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.
The RCMP will also conduct a checkstop on the roadways surrounding the Co-op parking lot during the event to keep roads safe and ensure everyone has a safe holiday season.
One way to get home safely this season is through Operation Red Nose, a free chauffeur service run by local volunteers throughout the holiday season. You can read more about Operation Red Nose on their website.
Below: Image of first responders and helpers during the Candy Cane Checkstop in 2022. Image provided by the Fort Saskatchewan Firefighters Association.