WHITE ROCK – Are you ready for the second zombie apocalypse?
Following last year's tremendously successful 10-week run, the Zombie Combat Zone is gearing up for its second season of spraying n' praying hoards of the undead with paintballs. But this time, the zombie warfare takes place at White Rock's Semiahmoo Park.
"We were pretty limited with what we could do last year – I only got to put about 10 per cent of what I wanted on the field last year," said Ron McCall, the brains behind the Zombie Combat Zone. "This year, we're putting out the full hundred."
McCall is running the ZCZ in partnership with the Semiahmoo First Nation, and they've put a native spin on this year's immersion scenario titled, "The Legend of the Wendigo."
"(The Wendigo is) a mythological, Native American kind of ghost spirit monster slash crazy thing," he said, adding that the scene takes place in an apocalyptic-style military base. "It's a mixture of current technology and old folklore."
In the new storyline, players will take on "a new breed of the undead that are being controlled by cybernetic technology mixed with paranormal native legend."
"The paranormal part of it kind of comes into the finale, which we're keeping quite tight-lipped about," said McCall.
Starting Oct. 3, the Zombie Combat Zone will also feature a (paintball) shooting range, allowing players to unload on zombies with semi-automatic and fully automatic paintball guns.
The combat sessions run through October and November. To book your ZCZ session, visit zombiecombatzone.com. To inquire about becoming one of the zone's walking dead, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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