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Let's pick your brains on this whole zombie thing

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This year's Zombie Walk, an annual march of the living dead, has been scrapped, due to rising costs and safety concerns. For some of our readers, it was a no-brainer. Others thought it should rise back from the dead.

This is disgusting. Instead of the city supporting such a unique event, they nickle-and-dime it until it can no longer continue. I'd guess that they want to charge at 135% the cost of police overtime for street closures and whatnot.

OK, Winnipeg Zombies is out... but there is still nothing stopping thousands of people from showing up downtown anyway. If the city wants to be turds, fine. Instead of a well-organized and well-run event, it can go back to what it was originally was... a crap-load of people running amok downtown.

Stupid city.

-- kms1

Good, it was a stupid idea anyway.

-- 23730947

The City of Winnipeg, a.k.a. the no-fun police, killed this with their need for permits and such -- permits for an event where no money is exchanged or raised. Where did they expect the money to come from?

-- Ceedger

That's too bad -- I've never been but know lots of Wpg. folks that always go and they said it was lots of fun. Maybe it could be reorganized to be an actual charity walk of sorts? Either raise $ for a charity or anyone participating has to bring a food-bank item or a toy for the Xmas fund? If its a charity event, do they still have to pay a fee?

-- LOKA

That's OK, Idle No More get-togethers replace it.

-- next Mayor

When I first heard of Zombie Walk, I just thought "OMG, nooooooooo!! That is so crazy". But then my grandson and friends took part. Their costumes were soooo goooddd!! And so funny! They took a whole lot of pics of others, too. Yep, so now I'm a Zombie Walk fan!

I can't believe that Winnipeg is still "an old boyz town." Sheesh, if I can get with the times, I don't see why Winnipeg can't.

-- Senior Lady

I suggest, do it anyway.

It is only for a few hours in the evening... an a Saturday evening. No rush-hour traffic.

Start it at The Fork and make your way west, along Assiniboine Avenue ... to behind the legislature, over the Osborne Bridge and into Osborne Village.

-- Robert4

It's probably a safety concern since most Winnipeggers can hardly drive, let alone walk. If someone isn't there to hold their hands, you can be assured that there will be injuries and probably some mayhem. Like a fool and his money, common sense is nowhere to be seen.

-- Angrymann132

Ridiculously childish anyway. Glad it's gone... like thousands of other people who don't speak up.

Soooo childish.

-- knowalot

It's a shame the walk is gone.

It brought life and interest to our "dead" downtown.

-- X-Ray Cat

I was looking forward to the Buckner family and relatives paying a visit. Fits right into the downtown atmosphere.

--Dyskinetic Andre

The zombies will still walk, it just won't be as organized.

-- 23698967

I got caught in their march on Portage a few years ago. Scary, ugly, stupid. What was the point of the whole thing? Do these people have a life?

-- Tamaro

Editorials are the consensus view of the Winnipeg Free Press’ editorial board, comprising Catherine Mitchell, David O’Brien, Shannon Sampert, and Paul Samyn.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 29, 2013 A10

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