For the past 12 years, the front yard of our Bayly Street office has been transformed into a pumpkin patch, attracting residents from our local community and beyond. Ghouls, goblins and everything else Halloween have made Bryson Insurance their favourite haunt every October, taking in the various fun-filled activities and, of course, picking up their free pumpkins – all in the name of charity.
COVID-19 has uprooted our plans for this year’s 13th annual spooktacular event and no one is more upset than our Bryson staff. This has become a favourite date amongst our team. We realized, however, that we weren’t going to be able to deliver on bringing fun, laughter and a sense of community while ensuring the safety of everyone involved was at the top of our agenda.
That’s when our masks came off and we went to work on a plan to keep our Pumpkin Day alive in the hearts of all involved while offering much needed support, especially during these extremely challenging times, to COPE – Durham Region Mental Health Services.
We’re taking our event online with a virtual Pumpkin Day Raffle with every dollar collected going to COPE.