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Zombies Take Over Downtown Prince George

Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 1:46 PM
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Prince George, B.C. – Quite the scene in Prince George this afternoon as dozens of zombies marched through the downtown core.

It’s part of the second annual Prince George Zombie Fest which continues through the day with a variety of activities at Veterans Plaza at city hall and a zombie dance tonight at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

One of the special attractions is an appearance by Juan Pareja, who participated in season one of the hit show “The Walking Dead.”

Zombies at the foot of city hall (Juan Pareja is holding the baseball hat)

Zombies at the foot of city hall (Juan Pareja is holding the baseball bat)

“It’s great, it’s good to meet everybody and so far so good,” he said when asked his thoughts of the day so far. “I don’t do a lot of these. I do a few conventions a year so I would like to do a few more.”

Pareja, who held a question and answer session with fans today, didn’t dispel rumours that he may be returning to the show.

“To tell you the truth I really don’t know. I would love to but those decisions are above my pay-scale,” he said.


“I think it’s definitely a possibility – the show does a really good job of making sure all loose ends are tied up and this is one of the few characters (Morales) that we don’t really know what happened to. So we’ll see.”

His appearance has been funded through a grant from the City as Zombie Fest is a Celebrate Prince George Festival event.

Organizer Mindy Colliss said she was pleased with the turnout noting partial proceeds from today will go towards benefitting local charities.



    Some continue to live in a strange fantasy world.

Phew! That’s a relief. I first thought they were Fed Gov’t employees who hadn’t been paid yet because of the new Phoenix system.

    Good one, Brother! Keep ’em coming!

Not a fan of the show but my lady loves it…some awesome makeup talent on display for sure. Good “clean” fun :)

So why is this not observed in conjunction with Hallowe’en? When one looks at the origin of Hallowe’en it includes remembering the dead …. visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Seems like an appropriate cooperative event to me.

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