In defence of zombies
Re: Zombie walk comes under fire from parent
I can understand parents being concerned about the zombie walk and the impact that it would have on their own children.
However, I personally do not believe that the people organizing the walk had the intention to disrupt or upset the children (or the rest of the public).
What they were intending to do was to collect food for the food bank in a new and exciting way to engage the youth within the community.
Seeing as I was not a part of the walk, I cannot vouch for what happened that day, but I could never see the community associated with Slumland Theatre and Slumland Promotions creating an “unsafe” atmosphere in the city.
From what I’ve read, the people dressing up that day were not going up to children and upsetting them for a laugh. It was well advertised and planned according (I heard it many times on the radio and from people in the community). It should have been understood that they were going to Rotary Park that day.
Maybe the representative from Slumland could have talked to all the individuals in the park to make sure they had adequate time to leave if necessary ... but in the big picture I believe that what they did was something that had a far more positive impact on our city than a negative one.
I hope the walk continues in the future with just as much support as it has had in the last couple of years, and that one negative opinion doesn’t ruin such an outstanding event.