Walk like a zombie!
Valérie Ladouceur, Isabelle MacIntosh, Larissa Dequimper, and Mélanie Barlow tried to recruit other zombies at the 2017 edition of the Russell Zombie Walk.
Zombies don’t care if it’s raining when they go walking. Though a few zombies were spotted carrying umbrellas as they wandered around the Village of Russell over the Halloween weekend.
The Russell Optimist Club hosted its Third Annual Russell Zombie Walk on Oct. 29. While the Saturday afternoon weather began dreary, then turned drizzly, there were at least a couple dozen hardy would-be zombies of all ages ready and raring to go shambling off from the Russell Sports and Youth Centre.
“The whole point is for fun,” said Larissa Dequimper, Optimist Club president, “and to also collect canned goods for the food bank.”
Valérie Ladouceur, a professional dance teacher from Orleans, and willing volunteer advisor for the Zombie Walk, appeared in her undead attire, ready to show everyone how to walk and dance like a zombie.
“They’re a bit stiff, from all those years in the graveyards,” Ladouceur said, smiling about how well zombies dance. “It’s all about having fun. That’s the key.”
Zombie walks have become a popular recreation event for Halloween and at other times of the year in many communities around the world. Most Zombie walks also
Facepaint artist Sarah Legault works on Chloé Lavigne’s zombie makeup while Ashley Bourguignon waits her turn.
Les bonnes amies ne se laissent pas devenir zombies seules selon Isabelle MacIntosh (gauche) et Larissa Dequimper(droite).
Mélanie Barlow (left) and Chloe MacIntosh prove that even zombies love unicorns.