Hallowe'en Candy Buy Back - Evans Dental Centre
The Evans Dental Health Halloween Candy Buy Back is a fun and healthy annual event hosted by holistic dentist Dr. Thom Evans in NW Calgary Alberta. Kids receive $1 per pound for their excess, unwanted Halloween candy plus chances to win sweet prizes from health and family businesses. You could win a Vitamix, Blendtec or Magic Bullet blender! There are iPod nanos to win too!
To cultivate discussion, awareness and creative thinking around health issues, the collected candy is not donated for others to eat, in fact it goes where it belongs, in the trash! Seriously, compared to the mountains of Halloween crap candy consumed each fall, our little haul is a drop in the bucket, plus it's the discussion and rethinking of some of our traditions and collective marketing tactics we're after. Instead of donating 1000's of pounds of high fructose corn syrup to charity, Evans Dental Health donates the weight of candy collected in fresh Canadian apples from http://www.applelady.ca to The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank's Fresh Food Program.