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Calgary teen creates Halloween tubes for trick-or-treating

Last Updated Oct 21, 2020 at 11:15 am MST

Tom Sampson, Chief of Calgary Emergency Management, and Mayor Naheed Nenshi demonstrating how to hand out candy. (PHOTO: Jeff Slack, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – You may have seen the idea online: a big long tube to deliver candies to trick-or-treaters while maintaining a safe two-metre distance.

One Calgary teen saw the idea and took it upon himself to make those tubes a reality.

“I saw the video that Mayor Nenshi had posted demonstrating a seven-foot-long tube of cardboard and I thought that’s a fantastic idea,” said Grade 12 student Braden McMahon.

“Why don’t I manufacture those because I don’t think anyone else is.”

The tubes were recently demonstrated by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and former Chief of the Emergency Management Agency Tom Sampson while talking about celebrating the holiday safely.

McMahon admits one of the biggest challenges is finding cardboard tubes that are long enough so he essentially started from scratch.

“I went to a cardboard store, bought a huge roll of cardboard, some elastics and started making them.”

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McMahon added he’s manufactured it to help accommodate candy and treats of all kinds.

“I realize people hand out chip bags sometimes and large gifts. This thing can actually transform into a tube that can actually hold a chip bag and slide it down.”

McMahon is now selling the Hallo Tubes for $8 out of his parents’ car to raise money for university.

-with files from CityNews