This Calgary high-schooler is selling tubes to make trick-or-treating safer

Oct 23 2020, 12:32 pm

A high school student is hoping to help keep Calgarians safe this Halloween.

Braden McMahon, a grade 12 student in Calgary, has launched the website HalloTube.com, and has been constructing and selling 7-foot-long tubes that allow for the safe and efficient transport of candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

McMahon said that he was inspired to create the tubes after seeing Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi promote the physically distanced candy delivery system, and figured that other Calgarians may be in need of their own tubes come October 31.

He also noted in an email to Daily Hive that he saw it as a way to raise some money for next year’s university tuition, and has since created hundreds of the tubes that he is selling for $8 each.

His website features videos showing how to use the tubes this Halloween, as well as information on where and when Calgarians can purchase their own candy-delivery system.

McMahon plans to set up shop in parking lots throughout the city over the coming weekend and on Halloween day, and will be placing (seasonally appropriate) black and orange balloons on the antenna of a tan Toyota Sienna to signal where the tubes can be purchased.

He’ll be at the parking lot of Don Hartman North East Sportsplex (5206 68th Street NE) on Friday, October 23 from 5 to 7 pm, at the Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton (4995 Market Street SE) on Saturday, October 24 from 11 am to 1 pm, and at the Cardel Recreation Centre in Shawnessey on Saturday, October 31 from 11 am to 1 pm.

HalloTube pickup can also be arranged at McMahon’s house by contacting him through the website.

“Thank you for keeping your trick or treaters safe this Halloween,” McMahon said in a video posted on the site.

“Stay safe, stay COVID-free, and have a great day.”

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