BOO! Westminster: Local Halloween events for the whole family

Halloween is just around the corner, so here's a handy dandy list of events for everyone (and we do mean everyone) in the family. The pets in your life will be snout over tail for the Petrifying Pooch Parade, the horror fan will scream with joy for the Haunted Hall and you can even get a chance to PUMP yourself up with a Halloween workout!

The second annual Petrifying Pooch Parade, hosted by local pet-sitting business Calli Co., is Saturday, October 29 from 12-2pm in the Queen's Park off-leash dog park.
The second annual Petrifying Pooch Parade, hosted by local pet-sitting business Calli Co., is Saturday, October 29 from 12-2pm in the Queen's Park off-leash dog park.

Halloween is just around the corner, so here’s a handy dandy list of events for everyone (and we do mean everyone) in the family. The pets in your life will be snout over tail for the Petrifying Pooch Parade, the horror fan will scream with joy for the Haunted Hall and you can even get a chance to PUMP yourself up with a Halloween workout!

With all this Halloween fun, New Westminster has become BOO Westminster.

Mwa ha ha ha ha

Drag Divas Halloween
Saturday, October 29t, 10:00 pm, Heritage Grill
Join MZ Adrien and the Guest Divas Moaning Lisa and Erica Divine (with a special cameo by Tish Snooky). The gurls are planning some fabulous fun with some of the spoookiest characters around. Prizes prizes prizes, food, drink and a whole lot of fun! Wear your costumes and be ready some divalicious drag.

Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, October 29th, 6 pm -1 am Terminal City Pub
It’s the time of year to play dress-up and party like animals. TheTerminal City Pub is having it’s annual Halloween Costume Party. Prizes for the top three costumes, shooter specials all night, dance floor with killer tunes and UFC Pay Per View. Contact the pub for ticket inquiries.

 

BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) and work out in costume at the October 31 Halloween PUMPkin workouts in various locations around New West.
BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) and work out in costume at the October 31 Halloween PUMPkin workouts in various locations around New West.

Halloween Fun
Friday, October 28th, 3:30 pm, New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue
Ghostly stories and a Halloween craft await kids ages 4 – 10 at this free event.

All Treats, No Tricks
Sunday October 30th, Noon -3 pm, 810 Quayside Drive,
The River Market is celebrating Halloween and the grand opening of four new merchants. There will be live entertainment, crafts, and pumpkin carving. Your kids can show off their costumes and trade for treats at select merchants.

2nd Annual Petrifying Pooch Parade
Saturday, October 29th, 12 pm – 2 pm, Queen’s Park Off Leash Dog Park
Save the date – you won’t want to miss it! Dress up your doggies in their favourite Halloween costumes and join other dog lovers for this SPOOKTACULAR event! Refreshments will be provided for both doggies and humans.

Halloween PUMPkin Work Out
Monday, October 31 various locations and times throughout Boo Westminster
Bring your own pumpkin (5 to 10 lbs), dress up in your spooky best and head out to the PUMP-kin work out. Be motivated, encouraged and inspired to a new life of health and fitness, and have a good giggle while you are at it. Email newwest@survivorbootcamp to reserve your spot.

World Animal Day Children’s Art
Sunday, October 30th from 12 pm- 4pm, Centennial Community Centre
The event brings animal awareness to young people and organizers are inviting children to wear animal costumes with prizes going to the best and cutest. It is being put on by the New Westminster-based Campaigns Against The Cruelty to Animals

The Metro Hosts 2nd Annual “Haunted Hall” – a Spooktacular Fund-Raising Event for the Entire Family
October 26-October 31 1 pm – 8 pm, 759 Carnarvon Street
This Halloween, The Metro will once again be transforming its 8000 square foot events centre into Haunted Hall – a spooktacular fund-raising event in support of local charities. Families of all ages will be entertained by over 8000 square feet of cobwebs, ghosts and goblins, spooky sounds, tricks and treats, pumpkin patch for little humans and haunted hall tours with live spooks for the not so faint of heart. Entry is $5 per person or $10 for a family pass in support of The WITS Anti-Bullying Program and Purpose Society.

Family Spook House Adventure
Thursday, October 27, 10 am – 12 pm, Queensborough Community Centre
Come enjoy the indoor Spook House and enjoy a celebration of costumes and carefree fun. Don’t forget to wear your costume for a spirited Halloween. Lots of equipment like the bouncy equipment, ride‘em toys, gym equipment and more. The activity leader will be sure that your morning is fun and interactive. This is also a great opportunity to meet other families
in the neighborhood.

It’s a Halloween Party!
Friday, October 28, 9-11:30 am, Queen’s Park Arenex
Ghosts and goblins from the Motoring Munchkins drop-in program are invited to dress as their favorite Halloween creature and join in the party fun. There are plenty of tricks and treats for all! Entry fee includes a digital emailed picture of your child against a spooktacular backdrop.

Monster Madness

Wednesday, October 26, 3:30 pm-5 pm Centennial Community Centre
No bones about it – prepare for that ghoulish night by making hobgoblin crafts, terrifying treats and mucous membrane milkshakes. The sca-a-ary activities continue with spooky stories and howling fun.

Count Chocola’s Creatures
Wednesday, October 26 6-7 pm Centennial Community Centre
Have fun making creepy chocolate and tricky treats just in time for Halloween. You’ll create ghosts on broomsticks and spooky snacks that will captivate even the non-squirmish. Make special eerie decorations for your room and treat yourself to ghastly witches brew.

Family Halloween Hoopla
Saturday, October 29, 1:30-3:30 pm Centennial Community Centre
Calling all monsterous moms, Dracula dads, ghoulish grandparents and spine chilling children to an afternoon of witchy, wacky fun. Try your skills playing eerie games, get creative making creepy crafts and cookie decorating. There’s spooktacular fun for the whole family including a magic show by Johnny B Good.

Haunted Halloween Family Skate
Saturday, October 29 6:30 – 8 pm Moody Park Arenta
Moody Park Arena’s horrific Halloween experts have a “Spooktacular” evening of fun planned for the whole family to enjoy. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Haunted Halloween Happening Party
Friday, October 29 6 – 8 pm Queensborough Community Centre
Join a fun filled ghoulish night of activities at the Queensborough Haunted Halloween Happening Party. Our leaders will be making wicked crafts, face painting help you carve some scary pumpkins. The night will end with a magic show by “Johnny B Good” Remember to dress up for this Family event.

Costume Contest
Friday, October 28, 6-8 pm Queensborough Community Centre
So you think you can make the best costume? Stop by the Haunted Halloween Happening Party for a night full of Halloween fun! There will be a costume contest that is fun for all ages – strut your stuff for a chance to win a prize! Contest starts at 6:00 pm! You may get in the contest line as soon as you register. Awards will be announced at 7:45 pm
sharp!

Pumpkin Carving
Friday, October 28, 6-7:30 pm Queensborough Community Centre
Join us for our 6th annual pumpkin carving party at the Queensborough Community Centre. Bring your own pumpkins and we will provide all the tools and creative patterns. Best of all, they do all the clean up! Please RSVP your attendance as registration
is required.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Friday, October 28, 6-7:30 pm Queensborough Community Centre
Halloween is just around fun and participate in our Carving Contest. Be as wild creative as you like! If you cannot get a hold of a pumpkin in your area, feel free to use any vegetable or fruit. The important thing is that you carve it yourself. Original carved pumpkins only, no generic stencil cut pumpkins allowed! Awards will be announced
at 7:45 pm sharp!

CGP Halloween in Wonderland
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
I’m late, I’m late for a very important date…No time to wait. Join Alice, the Cheshire Cat and
the Mad Hatter as they bring their Wonderland madness to Canada Games Pool.

For info on even more events in the Lower Mainland, this writer is a big fan of the yoyomama halloween and pumpkin patch listing.

Erin Jeffery

An actor by training and a communicator by trade, Erin has a thing for language. She is the Communications Coordinator for Uptown New Westminster BA as well as providing marketing and communications assistance for other fabulous clients. She first developed her passion for New Westminster and its environs as the Account Manager at Hangar 18 Creative group in charge of the visual identity redesign of River Market. She is the Vice President of the Board of the Arts Council of New Westminster where she uses her 'jazz hands' to get people as excited about the arts as she is. She is involved in the Ecole Qayqayt community school PAC, plays football and has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Concentration Acting from the University of British Columbia. She is a New West resident who is proud of her city, passionate about the arts, and a bit too obsessed with cheese. Follow her on Twitter at @erin_jeffery.

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2 comments

  1. From our Facebook page, another event from Virginia Barteluk: "KIDZ HALLOWEEN HOOT! At Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Avenue on this coming Saturday Oct. 29th from 2 pm to 4:30 pm Grade 2-8 welcome $5 at the door! Movie "Nightmare before Christmas" plus games, apple bobbing, snacks! 604-522-1606"

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