The ever-popular zombie walk is returning to downtown Courtenay this Halloween.

The ever-popular zombie walk is returning to downtown Courtenay this Halloween.

Downtown to come alive with Halloween zombie walk

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A  partnership with the City of Courtenay/Rec Centre, the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association  and InCON Family Gaming Convention breathes new life into the beloved Zombie Walk that Courtenay residents have enjoyed in the past. Courtney Pozzolo of Undiscovered Photography represents one of two local businesses that has created InCON Family Gaming Convention.

“InCON is here to stay in the Comox Valley, and we want to start doing more community events during the year. Since Cosplay is a huge part of our convention, this seemed like a natural thing to work on. We wanted to bring something back to the Valley that we know people really enjoyed, and partnering with the organizers of the downtown Halloween was a natural fit to do it.”

Indeed, it is a natural fit!

“Not only is our business a two-minute walk from downtown, but we’re using the Florence Filberg  Centre and Native Sons Hall as the venues for InCON 2015 so we’re definitely feeling the connection with downtown Courtenay,” said Alex Greenwood from Games and Grounds Coffee House.

Events for Halloween Day start at 3 p.m., with relays and games by Active Comox Valley along with a few midway games from InCON’s Kids’ Fair and activities from Courtenay Recreation. There will be a Thriller Flash Mob at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Zombie Walk and Costume Parade. Parents with children under 12 years old will parade and trick-or-treat along Fifth Street  while older participants will travel a circuit of 4th and 6th streets to show off their costumes to the surrounding businesses. Other events include a Halloween Party for children under 12 and their parents at Courtenay Recreation a family friendly Haunted House at the Linc Youth Centre and an adult Halloween Party and InCON’s Costume Contest at Games and Grounds.  FMI visit www.gamesandgrounds.com and look for Halloween in Downtown Courtenay under the Activities tab.