Port Moody pooches party for Halloween

Halloween in Port Moody is going to the dogs. At least for one afternoon.

The second annual Howwwl-a-ween costume party for four-legged friends will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3 p.m., at Parkside Brewery (2731 Murray St.).

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The event is a fundraiser for the Port Moody Foundation, that uses the money to invest in initiatives to improve the quality of life in the city.

Colin Burton, an organizer of the event along with Yasmine Sabet and Kathryn Turnell, said last year’s inaugural event attracted a wide variety of canine costumes, like a dog dressed as a pizza, another as a shark, a grandmother and even one decked out as Ricky, from the TV show Trailer Park Boys. But, he added, the fun isn’t limited to dogs.

Cats are invited too, Burton said. Even an incognito iguana would be welcome.

“It doesn’t even have to be furry,” he said.

The frocked friends will be judged in a variety of categories, including most creative, most original, scariest, funniest and cutest, with the winners announced at 2 p.m.

The event also includes a silent auction as well as the launch of the latest Port Moody doggies calendar that features the city’s pooches posing in some of their favourite places, like Rocky Point Park and Newport Village. The calendars, which are also a fundraiser for the Port Moody Foundation, will subsequently be available for sale at two local doggie daycares, Uptown Dawg and Who Let the Dogs Out, beginning Nov. 2.

Click here to preview the 2020 calendary.

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