An interview with Grant from IHauntU about Frightfest BC, recent and upcoming calendar events, a local costume store re-opens for the season, and a postcard from a viewer.
Alisa has her minions perform in a parade, American Mary is coming, ’68 Zombie Wolf Nards and more.
It’s October, and we’re halfway through it – which means that the final 2 weeks that we have been waiting for all year are here!
In our latest episode of dEdmonton.tv we mention several of the things that are happening in Edmonton and area in the next couple of weeks.
And, just in case the zombie apocalypse happens before Halloween, read the article in The Metro news on Where to flee when the dead invade Edmonton
Links from the video:
Town Smoky Lake website
Zombie images by:
Zombie Walk 2011
Lia Firth, Facebook
Sean Gordon, Facebook
Tracey Sawatzky Photography
Nelson Webb, Facebook
Edmonton Ghost Tours
Farm of Fear at Edmonton Corn Maze
The Haunted Hike (important Park N Ride info!)
Sensual Screams of Halloween
ZED99 Haunted House in Red Deer, AB
Rapid Fire Theatre
Fort Edmonton Park’s Spooktacular
dEdmonton’s Most Haunted
Thank you to EVERYONE who has helped, hinted, haunted, and horrified us this year – enjoy your Halloween!
In 2006 a strange site was seen upon the streets of our city as Whyte Ave encountered the precursor to the Zombie Apocalypse – sure, there were only a few dozen that first April, but that number has steadily grown. Last October there were over 400 zombies roaming the streets!
This year prepare for Whyte to be infected once again! Friday night, October 7th, the River City Zombie Committee once again leads the undead down Whyte, across the High Level bridge, to the Alberta Legislature grounds, and eventually to Churchill Square.
Do you have the guts to check out their Facebook event page and become undead?
As an added bonus, on Saturday night you can also get zombified for the First Annual Zombie Prom and BBQ
This just in: The haunted Hike is back for another season of scares and cares – and they need your help!
In October 2010 The Haunted Hike in Sherwood Park, Alberta was a victim of their own success. Located near a residential area the thousands of visitors caused traffic jams and other congestion problems when they ran and were unable to remain open for the last weekend of October. Despite that, they managed to raise $30,140 to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital, a world-class children’s facility.
Something had to be done, and on September 27, 2011, the Strathcona County Councillors approved the running of a Park and Ride program to bus visitors onto the site, thereby relieving the congestion during the event. We want to thank all of you who contacted your council and lent their support to making this decision.
Now we call upon all your dEdmontonians to help make Halloween in Sherwood Park exceed last year!
The organizers of The Haunted Hike are looking for some volunteers to help at the Park and Ride facility! The event runs Friday and Saturday nights from October 14th through the 29th. There are 4 hour shifts available, and you don’t have to commit to all nights – on the condition that you tell your friends to volunteer or attend!
Please contact thehauntedhike at gmail.com or info at dedmonton.com for more details.
We hope to see you scare! Er, see you there I mean…
Several Halloween Stores have opened in town, along with the few that remain open all year, and dEdmontonians are getting into the spirit of things.
We still have some undertaking to do but we are getting things rolling once again with dEdmonton’s Most Haunted. Do you decorate your abode in it’s Halloween finest? Then let us know and we can put you up on our map. We’ll even dispatch our minions to place a lawn sign letting the world know that you’re one of our featured haunts!
While we all wait for The Walking Dead to start (on October 16th!) you can get your own zombie on October 7th at a zombie walk with the theme of Zombie’s in Space (visit their Facebook event page: THE RCZC 5TH ANNIVERSARY ZOMBIE WALK: ZOMBIES IN SPACE ) and the next night is their First Annual Zombie Prom and BBQ and The Pawn Shop.
The Edmonton Bone Wagon Association is appearing all over the place too – recently seen at store openings of Spirit Halloween and Custom Costumes, but also in parades, car shows, and at the Smoky Lake Great White North Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off October 1st and the Prairie Gardens Haunted Pumpkin Festival.
The latest episode from dEdmonton.tv:
This year’s Edmonton Fringe set an all time attendance record with over 91,000 people attending. One of the reasons is because there were lots of high-quality productions, including the dEdmonton sponsored For the Love of a Zombie by the Accidental Humour Co.
If you saw this play, you know what I’m talking about. This multi-media production received two 4-star ratings which helped sell out 3 of it’s Westbury Theatre shows, and totaled over 1300 audience members.
If you missed it, there might be hope! This was gleened from their website at http://zombies.brentfelzien.ca/:
But like all good zombie stories… this is not the end.
Watch for us rising again in October, 2009 with our friends at DedFest and Dedmonton. If you missed us the first time around, don’t worry, we will be sucking the marrow from your funny bones before ol’ Hallow’s Eve comes to pass!
Believe me, of followers, you must go and see this production when it once again rises from the dead.
Keep your eyes peeled and we’ll let you know when it returns!
dEdmonton’s inaugural parade season continues, this time taking our cast of characters just west of Edmonton to Spruce Grove for the 2009 Grove Cruise.
The Grove Cruise is all about cars; with a Parade, Show & Shine, Tailgate Swap Meet & Sale, Poker Run, Burnout competition and more. The Edmonton Bonewagon Association fit right in, and were well represented with three hearses. They were also joined by a gorgeous vintage entry from Connelly Mckinnley Funeral Home that we had seen earlier this year in the Capital Ex parade.
The weather was once again on our side, with heavy morning fog breaking for what turned out to be a perfect day for a parade (unless you’re a gorilla being chased by a chain-saw wielding clown).
After the parade we all headed over to the shown & shine to check out the cars, and relax.
Thanks to the Paranormal Explorers Ben & Rona and their hearse Bella; Shane, Carla, Alisa and the zom-brownies from the RCZC;Bloody the Clown; Robb the Gorilla; and and the organizers of the Grove Cruise.
The rest of our photos from Spruce Grove can be found on the Sights & Sounds page here.
Need I even ask?
Coming this August to the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, it’s
For the Love of a Zombie
This multimedia theatre show made up of dark comedic live performance and projected B-grade horror movie is brought to you by the acclaimed Accidental Humour Co.
August 15 – 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm
August 16 – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
August 18 – 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
August 20 – 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
August 21 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 22 – 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
In the Westbury Theatre (Venue # 1) at the TransAlta Arts Barn.
Starting July 28th, you can visit tickets.fringetheatre.ca to buy tickets! Or call 780 409 1910 for the Fringe Box Office!