Recruiting commences for Thrill the World Surrey’s zombie army

You don't know the moves? There's plenty of time to learn the 'Thriller' dance before the Oct. 25 reenactment in Cloverdale.

Some local ‘zombies practice the Michael Jackson Thriller dance for the upcoming Thrill The World Surrey all-zombies-welcome family friendly event.  Practices and classes [are all by donation] are happening every week prior to ‘thrill time’ on Oct. 25.

Some local ‘zombies practice the Michael Jackson Thriller dance for the upcoming Thrill The World Surrey all-zombies-welcome family friendly event.  Practices and classes [are all by donation] are happening every week prior to ‘thrill time’ on Oct. 25.

It’s the news zombie Michael Jackson fans have been waiting for: Thrill the World Surrey is bringing a world-wide phenomenon to the Cloverdale Youth Park on Saturday, Oct. 25, giving would-be participants enough time to hone their “Thriller” dance moves.

The event will bring together all ages and dance abilities to re-enact the King of Pop’s Thriller dance in step with people all over the world doing the same thing, at the same time, dressed as the zombie army from the immortal 1984 video, directed by John Landis.

Last year, more than 6,400 zombies in 22 countries took part, creating yet another a new world record, and for the first time, Thrill The World is coming Surrey.

“Thrill Time” is 3 p.m. “sharp” Oct. 25, organizers say, and the event runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Cloverdale Youth Park, 6188 176 Street.

There are practice sessions for those who would like to participate, but don’t know the dance. Classes and practices are by donation, in support of the Surrey Food Bank.

Additional sponsors and volunteers to assist at the event are needed. Please contact Nathalie Binns at thrilltheworldsurrey@gmail.com. For more information, visit the Thrill The World Surrey Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/thrilltheworldsurrey.

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