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Spooktacular Events for Children in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 2, 2017 – Children who like to get their hands dirty in garden soil and pumpkin slime will be begging to take part in these upcoming events and workshops in Coquitlam.

October is jam-packed with fun activities for kids age three and up, from gardening events at Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden (corner of Pipeline and Guildford) to Halloween events at the recreation centres.

Here are a few to try. For more events and activities, visit and 

Pumpkin Carving (age 3+)
Wednesday, Oct. 25 or Saturday, Oct. 28
Carve your own pumpkin and participate in fun activities at Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden. Registration is per family and includes one pumpkin. Carving tools supplied. Fee: $10.  

Ghoulish Planter (age 5 – 9 years)
Thursday, Oct. 26 or Saturday, Oct. 28
Decorate and plant your own Halloween planter to make a ghoulish display. All supplies included. This workshop takes place at Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden. Fee: $15. 

Heritage Halloween & Marionette Show
Saturday, Oct. 28, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Make your own witch or wizard broom from corn husks, enjoy baked goods and hot apple cider and then grab a bag of popcorn to enjoy a marionette show (shows at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.). This free family-friendly event at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave.) is by donation, no registration required.  

Halloween Spooktacular at Coquitlam Farmers Market
Sunday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.
Head to the market dressed in costume to take part in Halloween games and crafts. Kids can trick-or-treat the vendors and participate in a costume parade at noon.

Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Themed games, crafts, face painting and more at Place Maillardville Community Centre (1200 Cartier Ave.). Dress in costume! Registration required ($7/child, under 18 months free).   

A Family Haunted Halloween
Sunday, Oct. 29
A ghoulish afternoon of crafts, face painting, gym games, a bouncy castle and costume parade at Pinetree Community Centre. Registration includes a hot dog, fruit and beverage. Register at for #599623 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or #599624 (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.). Fee: $5. 

Halloween Skate
Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Head to Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex for fun activities on and off the ice, including a costume contest. Family rate applies (child admission for up to five people).

Family Day at PdA and Mr. I's Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories Concert
Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tour four exhibitions by local artists at Place des Arts before diving into art activities and creating your own masterpieces. Mr. I's concert at 3 p.m. will get wee ones in the mood for haunting (costumes optional, but encouraged). Admission to Family Day is free; reserve your spot for Family Day and purchase optional tickets to the concert ($10) at More info:

Jumpstart Halloween Music & Story Time (age 1 – 5 years)
Monday, Oct. 30
Wear your costume for this evening of child-friendly, spooky songs and stories at Pinetree Community Centre. Cost is $5 per family member; register in advance.  

More information:
For more information about upcoming festivals, events and fall activities, visit  

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