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Egg hunts, family events in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows
Easter will be hopping with events for the whole family in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Sunday.
The annual Pitt Meadows Easter Egg Hunt will take place between 9 and 11 a.m. at Harris Road Park.
The egg hunt for children nine years old and younger will take place at 9 a.m.. At 10 a.m., the hunt for children 10 to 12 years old will begin.
There will be crafts and activities for the whole family throughout the park, including a rabbit display by the Pitt River 4-H Rabbit Club and an animal education display by the Cinemazoo Animal Agency.
New this year will be a physical literacy section where children can participate in Easter-themed physical activities.
The third annual Spring Fling will be taking place at Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows with a special Centennial Easter-themed parade.
Everyone is being asked to wear their best Easter bonnet and early 1900-era costume. Register by Saturday to be eligible for prizes. To register call 604-465-3044.
There will be eight prizes for best costume, given out to adults. They will be judged 50 per cent on bonnet and 50 per cent on outfit.
Five prizes will be handed out to children under 12.
All registered participants will get a ribbon.
The parade of costumes will begin at 11:30 a.m. and go until 12:30 p.m., with music from the time period.
Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters will be leading the parade and prizes will be handed out by Miss Pitt Meadows Jolene Banns.
There will be an Easter egg hunt in South Bonson at 1 p.m. and a visit from the Easter bunny. There will also be children’s crafts, antique cars, entertainment by Dilly the Clown, and a barbecue.
For the eighth year, an Easter egg hunt will take place in Maple Ridge Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., with donations being collected for the Friends In Need Food Bank.
The all-ages hunt will take place at 11:30 a.m., with a visit from the Easter bunny immediately after. Every child will receive a goodie bag for participating.
Every donation of $1 or a non-perishable food item will be worth a ticket for a raffle.
There will be a free hot dog and smokie barbecue.
An Easter egg hunt will also take place at 1 p.m. at Whonnock Lake.
Children will be divided into three groups, according to age. In each, 20 plastic eggs will be hidden along with one golden egg and plastic chips. The plastic chips can be turned in for handfuls of chocolate. The plastic eggs can be turned in for one solid chocolate Easter bunny. A golden egg is worth a basket of chocolate.
Fifty free passes and 150 two-for-one passes will be handed out for the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre.