The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is still accepting photos of zombies for its Zombie of the Year contest.

Downtown march of carnage

Good turnout for first Zombie Walk in Maple Ridge on Friday

They lurched and stumbled throughout downtown Friday afternoon in such numbers that organizers of Maple Ridge’s first Zombie Walk didn’t get a chance to choose whose getup and makeup was the freakiest.

So the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is still accepting photos of zombies for its Zombie of the Year contest.

Once all the entries are in, organizers will award six prizes of $25 gift certificates from downtown businesses.

The Zombie Walk began at Valley Fair Mall and wound its way through Haney Place Mall to 224th Street, then back along Lougheed Highway to the Dairy Queen, where the creatures received some treats.

The event drew a good mix of kids and adults, numbering about 350 in all, more than expected for the pre-Halloween event.

Registration was free with a donation to the Friends in Need Food Bank.

Ineke Boekhorst with the BIA, said people from Coquitlam and Mission even showed up, bringing people into the town centre.

“It was very well received. We’re happy with the turnout.”

Submitted photos will be on the BIA website so participants can check out other freaks.

• Upload a photo a https://dmrbia.wufoo.com/forms/zombie-of-the-year/.

Just Posted

Marauders to play in championship Saturday

Pitt Meadows hosting senior boys basketball tournament

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows part of speculation and vacancy tax

Watch the mail, fill out the form, or you’ll be taxed

Another Burrard wins a field lacrosse scholarship

Cooke playing for Newbury Wolves in South Carolina

Bella is tops for Maple Ridge dogs

City’s website offers pet trivia

Maple Ridge urged to help cannabis business grow

Big dollars in processing pot, says advocate

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Heavy snowfall expected on the Coquihalla

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

Most Read