Carr House celebrates Halloween with Howl-oween pet parade

Carr House celebrates Halloween with Howl-oween pet parade

An Emily Carr-inspired Howl-oween pet parade was held to celebrate Halloween with pet costumes.

The event held on Saturday at the Carr House featured animals dressed up as bumblebees, Yoda and even a hedgehog.

Pets competed in multiple categories to be judged on their costumes to win prizes, according to the Carr House. They say pets competed in best owner/pet combo costume, best scary costume, best Emily Carr related costume and best homemade costume.

Programming manager for the Carr House Pascale Halliday said the goal was to create a fun event that still connected them to the house’s history.

“We wanted to create something that would be fun for our community while still connected to the themes and history of Carr House,” said Halliday in a press release. “Emily Carr is perhaps the most famous Canadian who liked to dress her pets in costume, so it seemed like a natural fit.”

Participants also had the opportunity to participate at home by sending in a photo of their dressed-up pet.

The Carr House is hoping to make Howl-oween an annual event that they call a paws-itively purr-fect way to celebrate Halloween.

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