My Take: By Michael Boriero

By Michael Boriero
My Take: By Michael Boriero

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was Halloween.
With Halloween on Monday I’m once again reminded of the year many Quebec municipalities, including Montreal, decided to postpone trick-or-treating due to heavy rain and strong winds.
It was 2019, COVID-19 wasn’t on our radar, and yes, Quebec was expecting a record rainfall that day. And I remember it did indeed rain cats and dogs — please pardon the expression.
But seriously, if we could all go back, knowing how the next few years would go, would municipalities postpone Halloween because parents didn’t want to get their feet wet?
Quebec didn’t even cancel trick-or-treating at the height of the pandemic. Sure, the rules were modified for two years, but children were still able to participate in candy-filled activities.
I know, hindsight is 20/20 — someone please stop me! — but I hope we never take these events for granted again. Come on, do it for the kids.

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