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Metrotown Monster Pumpkin Carving

Clive did his thing at Metrotown Mall today with fellow carvers Bruce Waugh, Craig Mutch, David Billings, Fred Dobbs and other professional carvers.  Being fairly new to the game, this is the first time he has ever carved such a large pumpkin (about 160lbs) and in such a short time.  This event was aired on CTV News late this evening, and imagine there’s more footage yet to come – in time for Halloween, as there were plenty of news cameras focused on the carvers. Stay tuned!

There seems to be a lot of media web activity surrounding this event as well. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

CTV BC News:




Vancouver Sun:

Sandemon’s on Facebook:

The Province:

And, in China, Xinhau News Agency:

Metrotown Monster Pumpkin Contest

Metrotown Carvers -Bruce Waugh, Clive Cooper and David Billings

Pumpkin Carving at the Roundhouse

Amongst other things, Clive will be demonstrating his amazing carving skills in October at the Roundhouse, at their annual “Sustenance Feasting on Art & Cultural  Festival.”   For more information on this event, take a look at their downloadable program guide (page 12) at:

And here’s a 2009 example:

Pumpkin Carving - T-Rex or Dinosaur

Pumpkin Carving - T-Rex or Dinosaur

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