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Windsor Zombie Walk 2020 Presented by Scarehouse Windsor
October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Windsor Zombie Walk has mutated into an indoor event to be held inside Scarehouse Windsor’s new Zombie Maze attraction, in support of the Downtown Mission and Windsor Youth Centre, on Sat. Oct. 17, 2020.
For the first time since Windsor Zombie Walk was founded in 2006, instead of gathering as a group and walking through the streets of Windsor, the event will be held indoors, inside Scarehouse Windsor’s third haunted attraction, Zombie Maze.
Micheal Reeve, Windsor Zombie Walk Organizing Committee Member since 2014, created a mascot to be the spokesperson, or as he calls it, “the ringleader whose face people can associate with Windsor Zombie Walk, someone that can interact with them.” Reeve took on the role of cursed zombie pirate Captain Hindgrinder.
Due to the pandemic, and venue and event theme changes, Reeve felt he needed to change the mascot as well. He created Big Bob, who he describes as, “a hillbilly redneck apocalypse survivor” who guides other survivors through a compound he has filled with zombies. Big Bob, his sidekick George, and post-apocalypse militia survivor crew will do their best to stop the zombies from biting you!
For a donation of non-perishable food items or cash people can go through the new Scarehouse add on attraction, Zombie Maze. Usually, the only way to enter Zombie Maze would be to purchase admission to the main Scarehouse Scared Evil Haunted House attraction and then pay an additional add on admission fee for Zombie Maze (and/or the Haunted Darkness). On Windsor Zombie Walk Night, for the donations, people can head directly into Zombie Maze.
In addition, those who come dressed as zombies or apocalypse survivors can spend some time in the role of actors within Zombie Maze.
Space is limited for either option, social distancing and masks are mandatory, small groups limited to their social bubble will be booked for different time blocks, and participants must register ahead of time by contacting Scarehouse Windsor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-perishable food items and monetary donations to benefit the Downtown Mission and Windsor Youth Centre.
About Windsor Zombie Walk
Windsor Zombie Walk is a one-of-a-kind event founded in 2006 by Jakub Witalec. The popularity of the event grew to hundreds of participants by 2013. The original organizer decided not to hold the event in 2014 because of logistics and permits required to run a large event. Instead of letting this community event come to an end, Micheal Reeve created a mascot to be the spokesperson, or as he calls it, “the ringleader whose face people can associate with Windsor Zombie Walk, someone that can interact with them.” Reeve took on the role of cursed zombie pirate Captain Hindgrinder to keep the event alive that year! In 2015 Reeve handed the event off to a new organizer who cancelled at the last minute citing a family emergency. In 2016, Reeve as Captain Hindgrinder and his undead crew rose from the depths of the Detroit River to lead the walk once again. The following year 2017, Reeve was not able to participate due to health reasons but passed the responsibility of organizing the walk to supporter Lori Deschaine. Unfortunately, in 2018 the event did not happen. Determined to keep this event going Eric Bonnici of Eyes On Windsor and his daughter Brianna Bonnici, longtime participants of the event, reached out to Reeve offering to help with the event in 2019. Reeve had already been approached by George Des Rosiers of Geekpool Windsor (a local Deadpool and Cosplay enthusiast community). Shortly after Shawn Lippert of Scarehouse Windsor reached out offering to help keep Windsor Zombie Walk alive for years to come. These five individuals make up the event organizing committee since 2019. The goal of Windsor Zombie Walk is to provide a family friendly and fun event for the Halloween Season and to give back to the community by collecting non-perishable food donations and monetary donations which go to support the Downtown Mission and Windsor Youth Centre.
Don’t worry these zombies are not here to feed on you but to help feed the hungry.