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Toys for Tickets launches 10th year

November 7, 2016 12:37 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Motorists who receive parking tickets between November 1 and December 2 can once again donate a toy in lieu of payment as part of The City’s Toys for Tickets program.

“It’s all about giving back to the community,” said Fred Dieno, Parking Coordinator. “In its tenth year now, this program has been a huge success with more than 5,000 toys collected since it started.”

Toys for Tickets ran for the ninth time last year with 348 citizens donating toys. All toys collected will once again go to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help in meeting its goal that no child wakes up without a toy on Christmas morning.

Toy donations in lieu of parking tickets will be accepted December 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first floor of City Hall.

All toys must be new and unwrapped in their original packaging. The early payment rate will remain in effect when the ticket is paid for with a toy; however, the value of the toy must equal or exceed the amount owed on the parking ticket. A receipt must be presented at the time of payment, and if the toy is valued lower than the price of the ticket, the difference must be paid.

Gifts for older children aged 10 to 16 are in especially high demand. Gifts such as craft sets, movie passes, books, electronics, sports equipment and gift cards are encouraged.

For more information about the Toys for Tickets program, please contact Parking Administration at 403-342-8185 or visit

For more information, please contact:

Fred Dieno
Parking Coordinator
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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