November 2018 News Archive

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Pay your ticket with a toy today and tomorrow

November 29, 2018 11:10 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

People who got parking tickets between November 1 and 30 can drop off a toy at City Hall instead of paying for the ticket through The City of Red Deer’s Toys for Tickets program. 

All donations go to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau to ensure children in need can wake up to a gift on Christmas morning.

“We are set up on the first floor of City Hall for today and tomorrow,” said Fred Dieno, Parking Coordinator. “Last year, more than 300 toys were collected and delivered to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.”

Toy donations in lieu of parking tickets will be accepted Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All gifts must be new and unwrapped in their original packaging. The early ticket payment rate will remain in effect when the ticket is paid for with a toy; however, the value of the toy must equal to 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. Anyone who does not receive a ticket but would like to donate to the program is welcome to participate.

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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