If you’re a fan of 5K fundraiser runs, here’s one you definitely won’t want to miss — the Zombie Survivor run in Cochrane, AB.
The event takes place July 23, and you can register as either a human or as a zombie. Humans are given three flags and have to complete a 5K obstacle course / run without losing their flags. Zombies try to “kill” the humans by removing their flags. It’s a non-contact race so zombies and humans have to be nice to each other for this event.
An interesting Kickstarter project, this story is seen through the eyes of Lorna Thompson (Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones), a lonely suburban schoolgirl, who joins a mutant gang of teenagers on a quest to discover their true identities.
They uncover a global conspiracy, which they must find the strength to fight before civilisation is destroyed. Battling this conspiracy won’t be easy, as they find out that the “1%” that control the finances and political offices around the world are actually aliens. These aliens arrived 34 years ago and have had plenty of time to integrate themselves, disguised as humans, into our world.
This film is epic and deals with themes of universal appeal, such as identity and self-discovery (who we are and how we fit into the world), loyalty, trust and abuse of power.
It seems the weather’s getting worse each Halloween, although it’s hard to complain about the weather while Hurricane Sandy’s causing death and destruction. Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost loved ones, friends, family or their homes.
This year we had about a foot of snow a couple of weeks prior to Halloween, which definitely put a dent in our prep work. Unfortunately, the snow didn’t melt in time, either, and Oct 31 was cold (about -12C) and foggy.
It didn’t seem to put much of a damper on the kids’ excitement though, we still had a good strong turnout of princesses in winter jackets, goblins in winter jackets and other assorted fiends and critters. All in winter jackets.