No place for zombies in park
This past weekend, Sept. 14, we were celebrating my beautiful daughter’s second birthday at our wonderful (and very active) Rotary Park.
That day alone during the times we were there, 1 to 5 p.m. there were six other birthday parties being celebrated. A wonderful fall day to celebrate the miracle of life, and yet to end the beautiful celebration was a group of about 25 to 30 adult/children in costume and character of zombies walking to and through the park and playing on the equipment.
Apparently a zombie walk had been established for the Red Deer Food Bank.
My question is what organization would orchestrate a “zombie walk” to a very busy park full of children and families on a Saturday afternoon?
Upon seeing this group approach I called my four-year-old son to me and picked up my two-year-old daughter, upon which the sight of these individuals approaching, my son became irrational from fear, as the individuals/ zombies went to play on the swings, walk through the park equipment and basically take away any place of safety for the children.
I am beyond disappointed and angry with the Red Deer Food Bank for the very thoughtless planning of this “walk.”
If you would like to raise attention for the food bank, please do so in a manner that I can explain to my children. Please stay away from parks where young children occupy, and go to metropolitan centres that would more effectively raise information for the cause which you are promoting.
A very angry and upset mother,