Regina zombies hoping to scare up insurance money
Organizers of annual walk use crowdfunding to raise cash
What could be scarier than a zombie invasion?
For a Regina group whose members like to dress like the undead, the answer could be a personal injury lawsuit.
Organizers of the Regina Zombie Walk are preparing for the Sept. 28 event downtown, but because it happens in public places such as Victoria Park and the Cornwall Centre, they're required to get liability insurance.
They recently turned to the Indiegogo crowdfunding website to raise $750 for pay for the premium.
According to one of the organizers, Jessica Bickford, other zombie walks around North America charge participants a fee to raise their insurance money.
However the Regina group wants to get as many people as it can to raise donations for the Regina and District Food Bank.
"We want to keep it free," she said. "It's a great family-friendly event. It's a good bit of fun, but it's also in support of a great local charity."
With about 60 hours left to go at 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, the group was within $80 of its goal.
Bickford said the public can expect to see some very well-behaved zombies.
"Nobody's been eaten on the walk," Bickford said. "It's gone very, very well."
The walk is set for Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3:30 p.m. CST in Regina's downtown.