WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 43, 2006
Howloween 2003 was the first to be held in a formal hotel setting. The event was featured in the CBC television program Culture Shock. Howloween was held at the same hotel in Coquitlam from 2003 to 2006.
In 2004, the meet was extended to two days and moved to the upstairs event area of the hotel. A fursuit of the new mascot - a pink bunny with a hockey mask and chainsaw - was introduced, and the pumpkin carving contest was held for the first time. 2005 introduced the candy table, where furries pooled their money to buy a whole bunch of candy. Attendees who pre-registered this year received a Howloween t-shirt with their membership.