I always suspected that if a zombie apocalypse ever struck, the murder and mayhem would begin at a high school.
And as it turns out I was dead on, so to speak.
Scott Lee, a carpenter with the film industry, has created his fifth and most disturbing Halloween display ever with Zombie High School: Getting enrolled is easy. Graduating is a killer.
Thanks to the undead, the once pristine school of Lee’s imagination is now a disaster. From the lunch lady to the science room, Lee promises freaky fun. Watch as zombies break out the Monster Mash at the high school dance. Deserted of life, only the walking dead remain.
Because much of the display includes live actors/zombies, Lee can dial back the fear factor for the little ones. There’s also an escape route for those truly freaked out. And don’t let a little rain bother you. Lee has you covered—literally.
Lee creates his macabre masterpieces each year in support of Make-A-Wish B.C. and Yukon. He hopes to raise $6,000 this year, or enough to make one child’s dream come true, by donations offered at the entrance to Zombie High School. Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that works to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The final night of Zombie High School, and the only time it’s open this week, is Halloween, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. by donation at 3166 East 16th Ave., between Rupert and Renfrew streets.
As a way to raise awareness about the Nov. 16 World Kindness Concert at The Centre for Performing Arts, this Friday (Nov. 2) volunteers will be handing out 50 bright yellow umbrellas to random people to promote random acts of kindness.
But there’s a catch. The recipients of the umbrellas must then pass them along to someone else to keep the momentum of kindness going. The umbrellas will be handed out at noon on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The campaign was created by four Vancouver Film School students in support of the 12th Annual World Kindness concert, which was organized as a way to stop bullying and violence in schools, workplaces and at home.
Musical performers include Bill Henderson, Valdy, John Mann, Shari Ulrich, Nearly Neil and more. For more information on random acts of kindness visit
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, 6470 Victoria Dr., is hosting a Diwali event Monday, Nov. 5 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Participants will enjoy delicious Indian food, story telling, lessons in sari wrapping, henna, Bollywood dancing and multicultural performances. The event is free, but advance registration is a must by calling 604-324-6212.
I’m not sure of the locations for this event, but the Garden Club of Vancouver is hosting its annual Fall Kitchen Tour Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Planning to renovate or install a new kitchen, or just wanting to while-away a fall afternoon? This tour has it all, from Garden Club members who have downsized in three unique situations to a new laneway house.
While the Garden Club is usually all about plants and gardens, its members also love to cook using the freshest ingredients possible so there will be tasty treats along the way. Proceeds from the tour will benefit a host of upcoming civic horticultural projects. For ticket information visit