The Potato House Society is hosting the city’s first annual Williams Lake Zombie Walk from the Potato House to city hall on Halloween night.
Participants are asked to meet at the Potato House this Halloween at 4 p.m. for the parade that will start at 4:30 p.m., says society president Mary Forbes.
She says Zombie Walks are a popular community pedestrian event founded in Vancouver and are now held around the country.
“While the Zombie theme appeals to mass culture and is quite eye catching as they stumble by, the true benefits of an event like this is the engagement of people past the trick- or-treating age to have an activity with other community members on an evening traditionally pedestrian and increasingly becoming vehicle bound,” Forbes says.
“Outdoor activity and members of our community walking the streets is a win-win situation of community health, physical health and pedestrian safety by increased visibility through sheer numbers.”
She says the Zombie Walk is a family event and invites people of all ages to participate or even stand around and watch.
“Not everyone will be dressed as Zombies,” she says, “many will view this as an opportunity to show off their costumes of all types.”
“This is a very slow moving parade and I predict we will arrive at city hall around 5 p.m.,” Forbes says. “Street barricades will be removed as the last of the zombies drag themselves past.”