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Zombie dance in downtown Kelowna this weekend

Up to 100 zombies are expected to dance to Thriller at Stuart Park in Kelowna at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.
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October 26, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KELOWNA – Fans of Michael Jackson, zombies or Halloween are invited to Stuart Park this weekend for an annual, synchronized tribute to one of the best-known horror songs of all time.

“It’s in honour of Michael Jackson and Thriller,” Thrill the World Kelowna organizer Mike Guzzi says. “It’s a worldwide event.”

Guzzi estimates that like last year, roughly 100 people will show up at the Stuart Park rink, dressed as zombies and ready to dance.

“Everybody does the dance at the same time,” he says. “They start on the ground just like in the video and they kind of rise. It’s very zombie-like.”

The countdown starts seconds before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

A simple dance tutorial is available below, but Guzzi says not to worry if you’re a beginner or don’t remember all the steps.

“It’s supposed to be a fun event,” he says. “Anybody can come. Last year there were some older ladies dancing and some kids. Come out and celebrate Thriller and zombie up a bit.”

The event asks that everybody bring a non-perishable food item for Christmas hampers.

“Give it a shot,” Guzzi says. “We’re not looking for experts, we’re just looking for dancers.”

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