THE 2014 VANCOUVER ZOMBIEWALK IS ON! Read on for important route and date details :
The date for the 2014 Zombiewalk is slightly different from the last several years. It has been pushed three weeks to September 6 to shift it away from peak tourist season, to cut down on the overload of tourist photographers who have grown hugely in size of the last few Zombiewalks!
The meeting point and Zombiewalk walking route is the same as in past years. This route and date are both geared for minimal disruption for the city, in consideration of other large events happening downtown.
While there has been much discussion of which date and route individuals prefer, this date and route is the option which the Vancouver City Police have agreed to, which trumps anyone’s personal opinion. Without the city’s co-operation, there is no Zombiewalk! Saturday September 6 at the Art Gallery it is!
VANCOUVER ZOMBIEWALK 2014 INSTRUCTIONS : assemble at the Art Gallery steps (by 3 PM is suggested) … the Zombiewalk starts at 4 on the dot! The Horde leaves the Art Gallery and travels up Robson towards Denman. Hangs a left on Denman. Continues on to English Bay, Sunset Beach and the small park with all the laughing Asian man statues!
■ GET READY FOR VANCOUVER’S LARGEST PUBLIC FLASH MOB!
Every year the Vancouver Zombiewalk grows bigger, with more participants of all ages, ever more creative costumes and levels of GOOOOORE, more spinoff and associated events throughout the city, and more huge quantities of blood-soaked fun every single time. Do you know of or have a zombie-themed event on September 6? Let us know and we can list it as a pre- or post-Walk party!
Current favourited ZW photo gallery to check out :
Thank you to Winston Wong Photography – AMAZING photos from the 2012 year’s Walk!
■ AWESOME VIDEO FROM THE 2012 ZOMBIEWALK FROM THE VANCOUVER SUN :
■ PLEASE NOTE – DO NOT VANDALIZE ANYTHING!
Though the temptation is great, please do NOT smear blood, brains or anything else on any businesses, buses, automobiles or any other public or private property as this is VANDALISM and the police will be ticketing and dealing with anyone appropriately who vandalizes anything. The police have been very good at past Zombiewalks so please Zombiewalk with your utmost undead abandon, but don’t do anything careless which could jeapordize everyone’s fun and possibly shut down future Zombiewalks.
■ HAM IT UP FOR THE CAMERAS!
There are always TONS of people taking photos and videos and we absolutely love all the people who come down to document the Zombie outbreak. Make sure and put on your best Zombie face for any and all cameras around, but also remember to be respectful of people’s equipment!
■ RESPECT & OBEY THE POLICE!
The police are there to make sure the Zombiewalkers and Vancouver street traffic do not interfere with or damage each other, so they must be respected and obeyed at all times. Plus they have the authority to arrest or ticket anyone doing anything illegal … like defacing public property … so behave!
■ RESPECT THE LITTLE ONES AS WELL!
Though we big kids all see the fun in it, small children may not, and if you see any children reacting fearfully, please do not add to their distress! Just move on and let their parents explain … do NOT accidentally be the douche who gives them nightmares for a week by leering in their face! However, if they’re into it, they’re fair game for fun, like ALL the living!
■ GET INVOLVED .. BRING WATER OR HELP CLEAN UP!
Bring water and set up a free water station for overheated zombies. Organize a cleanup crew and follow afterwards to help clean up blood spills. The Zombiewalk is a community based free daytime event that is made possible by the efforts of thousands of people … feel free to help out behind the scenes by simply organizing water or cleanup crews!
■ SPREAD THE WORD / INFECT OTHERS / INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
■ ZOMBIEWALK ON WIKIPEDIA :