Alberta Health Services accepts toys as payment for parking tickets

If you’ve recently received a parking ticket in an Alberta Health Services (AHS) parking lot, maybe you shouldn’t be too upset.

and news release On November 24th, AHS announced the relaunch of its Toys for Tickets program. This gives people the opportunity to donate new unwrapped toys instead of paying fines.

“We paused the Toys for Tickets campaign during COVID-19, but given its past success and positive reviews, we are excited to launch it again this holiday season,” said AHS representative. Nick Ternovatsky, Depot Director, said.

Toys will be accepted in lieu of payment for tickets issued between November 14th and December 16th and will be accepted at AHS parking offices through December 16th.

“Toys must be in their original packaging and are intended for ages newborn through 17. Each toy must be worth at least $25,” the release said.

The list of suggested donations includes books, art supplies, science kits, electronics, headphones, Lego sets, portable DVD players, rattles, baby toys, journals, activity books, crayons, coloring books, grocery store and restaurant supplies. Gift card (family).

AHS parking staff mark the ticket Paid when you receive the toy. Collected toys will be donated to various children’s organizations and local charities throughout Alberta that provide toys for children.

Isaac Theo


Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based reporter for the Epoch Times.