While the conditions were less than favourable for an outdoor event, the Vegreville Corn Maze welcomed over 300 guests for the opening weekend of its second year of operation.
“I was thrilled with the number of attendees, especially given that we had to contend with steady rain throughout much of Saturday and Sunday,” Anya Langkow, Coordinator, Town of Vegreville Tourism, Recreation and Culture said. “In total, 332 guests came out and what really surprised me was how many came from out of town. We had visitors from Lloydminster, Edmonton, Leduc, Vermilion and more. It was great to see how many visitors to Vegreville the maze continues to draw in its second year.”
The Vegreville Corn Maze will now run every weekend through to October 9 and 10, powered primarily by local volunteer groups and organizations.
“I can’t say enough about our volunteers. We’re talking over one-hundred volunteers and, in total, about a thousand volunteer hours. It’s not just the groups and organizations that are on-hand during the weekends of operation either,” Councillor Jerrold Lemko, Chair, Vegreville Corn Maze Committee said. “We had individuals like Shawna Semeniuk, Peggy Lobay, Wanda Dinwoodie and more spend hours making the grounds look incredible thanks to their décor. Councillor Dave Berry spent much of his summer ensuring we’d actually have a maze. The Vegreville Visual Artists and their amazing contributions. The list goes on and that’s before we’ve even opened the gates for the year.”
More information about the Vegreville Corn Maze, including upcoming weekend themes, hours of operation, and more can be found at vegreville.com under the ‘Play’ tab or by following ‘Vegreville Corn Maze’ on Facebook.