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PHOTOS: Kids descend on Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in their hunt for eggs

Thousands of people attended local Easter events on the long weekend

Thousands of colourful eggs were scattered throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, with countless local families turning out to various community events to try and track down these concealed delights.

Children of all ages showed up with baskets and bags in hand, and costumes varied from bunny ears headbands to full-blown Easter onesies.

While some of the egg hunts were more centrally located, such as the Open Door Church event at Hammond Park, others had people venturing further into nature to get their dose of Easter fun.

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For the very first time, Wild and Immersive converted part of the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest into an Easter wonderland, with candy and other prizes given to children who found the colourful plastic eggs hidden amongst the arboretum.

And when they weren’t hunting for eggs, the kids were getting their photo taken with the various Easter props provided or climbing all over the jungle gym area.

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The research forest wasn’t the only site of a different and unique egg hunt, with something a massive vegan egg hunt taking over the grounds of Meadowridge School on Sunday.

This vegan-friendly egg hunt was the second iteration of the Easter event created by Little Vegan Treats owner Lori Blaszkowski.

More than 40kg of vegan candy was used in the hunt, and nearly 200 kids showed up to collect and devour the unique treats.

“To see this community of families together, and most importantly for the children to be able to connect with each other and be free to bliss out on all the treats they stuffed in their baskets makes this event an absolute joy,” said Blaszkowski.

“One of my favourite kid quotes from last time was an incredulous, ‘You mean I can eat everything?!’ It makes my heart so happy.”

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Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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