Moose Cree first annual Zombie Walk
MOOSE FACTORY – As winter’s first snowflakes dusted Moose River gravestones on the last weekend of October the un-dead rose and walked again. Well, not really, but Moosonee and Moose Factory hosted their first ever Zombie Walks. The two-day, two-community event was organized by Dawn Scott and Priscella Rose and the tandem horror parades took place Saturday in Moosonee and Sunday on Moose Factory Island.
“This event was organized without assistance from institutions so we covered all expenses out of our own pockets,” said Rose. Refreshments, gift certificates, electronics and other prizes were awarded to participants.
In Moosonee the infected gathered at the docks around 3 pm. Like most outbreaks the numbers grew with movement. The original crew led a procession that gained mass with every block it overcame. Many amongst the collected on-lookers were overtaken with fear, surprise and laughter. The Zombified walked a couple of kilometers before turning back to where they began for refreshments and prizes. Dominique Nakogee took the top award in Moosonee , a Beats by Dre Bluetooth speaker.
Organizers of the walk said they were excited by the turn out and to see the follow-up.
Dawn Scott says the island far exceeded her expectations. Droves of Undead congealed with blood and gore roamed the streets, woods and brush of Moose Factory. The mob rushed ambulances, waded through ditches and ignited vocal suspicion from neighbouring dogs. When the march ended, twelve year-old, Milan Hookimaw was awarded a tablet computer as the day’s top ghoul.
When asked how he felt about the award, Hookimaw replied “Infected.”
Plans have begun for next year’s Zombie walks have begun already.
This story produced with guidance from Danny Kresnyak of Journalists for Human Rights as part of JHR’s Northern Ontario Initiative.