The second Zombie Walk starts at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24.

The second Zombie Walk starts at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24.

2nd Zombie Walk downtown Maple Ridge

Helps collect donations for the Friends in Need Food Bank.

The second annual Downtown Maple Ridge Zombie Walk takes place Friday, Oct. 24.

The walk starts at Valley Fair Mall, 4 p.m.

The Zombie Walk helps collect donations for the Friends in Need Food Bank – and last year participants, dressed as zombies, filled the downtown streets.

From the mall this year, participants will be led on a leisurely tour of the downtown.

“Last year we were amazed that everyone stayed in character for the entire walk,” said organizer Taryn Stephenson. “It was quite a spectacle.”

Schedule of events:

• 2 p.m. –participating businesses and organizations arrive at Valley Fair Mall for set up;

• 2:30 p.m. – Emerald Pig theatre society will begin painting faces, Friends In Need will start collecting food;

• 4 p.m. – welcoming and education about “Shop Maple Ridge”, then begin walk;

• 5:30-6 p.m. – walk wraps up and prizes awarded.

For any further details, contact DMRBIA office 604-467-2420, inekeb@downtownmapleridge.ca, or event co-ordinator Taryn Stephenson at 604-753-7872, TarynStephenson@gmail.com.