Toys for Tickets

Cartoon graphic of a winter scene with brightly wrapped gifts

Donate a toy, get out of paying a traffic ticket.

Strathmore’s Toys for Tickets program replaces Municipal Enforcement traffic tickets with toys.

STRATHMORE, ALBERTA | NOVEMBER 7, 2022 – Getting a ticket can be upsetting. But here’s a way to feel better and put a smile on a child’s face.

In the spirit of the holiday season, every person who is issued a Municipal Enforcement non-moving violation ticket between Nov. 7 and Dec. 7, 2022 can pay the fine amount by donating a new, unwrapped toy of equal or greater value to the penalty of their parking ticket. All toys collected as part of the Toys for Tickets program will be donated by the Town of Strathmore in support of the Strathmore & Wheatland County Christmas Hamper Society.

“The Toys for Tickets program takes a positive approach to getting a parking ticket and highlights our community’s generosity. Letting payees square up with toys turns what is often not such a pleasant experience — receiving a parking ticket — into a good deed, and it’s a win-win.” said Mayor Pat Fule.

To donate, every person who receives a Municipal Enforcement non-moving violation ticket from Nov. 7 to Dec. 7, 2022 can bring their ticket with an unwrapped toy in its original packaging and proof of purchase to the Strathmore Municipal Building (1 Parklane Drive). Donations of more than one toy are accepted if the value of the toy equals or exceeds the amount owing on the fine.

Didn’t get a ticket but would still like to help? Anyone is welcome to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Strathmore Municipal Building as part of this campaign. All toys left under the lobby Christmas trees will also be donated in support of the Strathmore & Wheatland County Christmas Hamper Society.   

“Toy donations in lieu of parking tickets is a great way the Town can be innovative and make a difference in our community. Participant’s toy donations will directly benefit a child in Strathmore or Wheatland County, and by picking the perfect toy at a local business, participants can be part of making this initiative an extra special part of the holiday season.” said Mark Pretzlaff, Community & Protective Services.

Visit the program page at Strathmore.ca/ToysforTickets 

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