Far Out Friday: Zombies need insurance too

by AB26 Sep 2014
What could be scarier than a zombie invasion?

For a group of zombie fans from Regina, Canada the answer could be a personal injury lawsuit.

The organisers of the Regina Zombie Walk were preparing for their event downtown only to be told that because it happens in public parks and squares they’re required to get liability insurance, reports CBC News.

The undead lovers, who were using the walk to raise donations for the Regina and District Food Bank, didn’t want participants to pay a fee to cover insurance so they turned to crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise the $750 premium.

One living dead organiser, Jessica Bickford, said their usual sponsorship arrangement hadn’t worked out but she was against the idea of the alternative of imposing a fee for participants.

“The walk should be free to participate in for those who want to shamble, and who may not be able to afford the price of a ticket. On top of that, we want to make sure that everybody who comes brings a sizeable donation for the Regina Food Bank - that IS why we do this, after all!”

The fundraiser successfully reached its goal and the walk is set to go ahead on Sunday, 28 September in downtown Regina.

Bickford said the public can expect to see some very well-behaved zombies, if previous years’ events were anything to go on.

“Nobody’s been eaten on the walk,” she said. “It’s gone very, very well.”

 

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