‘Tis the season to trade a toy for your ticket! Stony Plain Enforcement Services’ annual Toys for Tickets program takes place from October 29th to December 7th. During that time, residents who have received a parking ticket issued on a Stony Plain Bylaw Tag may choose to pay their fine with a toy. Collected toys will be donated to the Stony Plain Kinsmen Club for their Christmas Hampers.
“Toys for Tickets is the perfect opportunity for residents to give back during the Christmas season, and the local response is always incredible,” says Enforcement Services Supervisor Tiffany Anderson. “It’s heartwarming to see the community come together to ensure every child in Stony Plain has something special under the tree.”
Program guidelines and criteria are as follows:
- Toys must be new and in original packaging;
- Toys must be suitable for children 16 years of age or younger;
- Toy value must be equal to or greater than $25;
- New gift cards valued at $25 or more will also be accepted;
- A receipt must be included with each toy or gift card donation;
- Only municipal parking tickets with a Stony Plain Bylaw Tag are eligible for the Toys for Tickets program;
- Fines issued for Emergency Access, Handicap, Commercial Vehicle, and Dangerous Goods parking violations are not eligible; and
- Residents do not have to receive a parking ticket to make a donation.
“2018 is the Kinsmen Christmas Hampers’ 40th year. Last year, 580 families—or 1,700 people—in Stony Plain and part of Parkland County were given a hamper,” says Ed Berney, Chairman of the Kinsmen Christmas Hampers. “The Toys for Tickets project is greatly appreciated by these families as it assists in providing toys to their children.”
If you’d like to pay for your parking ticket with a toy, please visit Town Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from October 29th to December 7th. To learn more about the Toys for Tickets program, please visit www.stonyplain.com/toysfortickets.
For program information, contact:
Enforcement Services Supervisor
Town of Stony Plain
For media inquiries, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain