October 8, 2017 7:44 pm
Updated: October 8, 2017 7:45 pm

Wolfe Island Corn Maze hosts 10th annual fundraiser for Easter Seals Ontario

WATCH ABOVE: Proceeds from ticket sales at the maze on Oct. 7 will go towards helping local youth with physical disabilities.

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For the tenth consecutive year, the Wolfe Island Corn Maze has teamed up with Easter Seals Ontario to host a family-friendly event over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

All the proceeds from ticket sales on Saturday will help Easter Seals provide financial assistance for local children with physical disabilities.

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The money raised will help fund “mobility equipment and communication devices [and] help send kids to fully accessible camps in the area,” said Krista LeClair, senior development officer at Easter Seals Ontario. “So it’s really wonderful at a community event to give back to kids locally here.”

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Wolfe Island features two large corn mazes that stretch over about 17 acres on County Road 95. The land is owned by the Walker family, who decided to start their business after reading about corn mazes years ago.

“We had a young family at the time and thought it would be a great idea,” explained co-owner Marianne Walker.

This year, the Walkers decided to do something a bit different to help celebrate Canada 150.

The larger maze is dedicated to the prime ministers of Canada. Visitors weaving through the maze will find a photo of each prime minister at every dead end until they get to the very end and see current PM Justin Trudeau.

Navigating the maze has become a family tradition for many locals and visitors.

“The rest of my family is still inside, and they can’t get out,” laughed Frederique Paquette, visiting from Montreal. “It’s super-funny because we separated the group [into] the young versus the old, and we got out before them!”

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Kids also enjoy the many twists and turns along the path.

“My son … walked the whole way,” enthused Greg Shink, from Toronto. “It’s good for problem-solving and trying to figure out which way to go.”

The Wolfe Island Corn Maze is open from August until mid-November from 10 a.m. to dusk, depending on the weather.

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