It was a horrific experience for actors at O’Keefe Ranch’s haunted corn maze.
On Saturday night, some patrons of the popular fundraiser physically attacked several volunteer actors, including one whose hand was seriously injured.
“We would like to openly and forcefully decry this kind of behaviour,” said Max Russman, ranch chairperson.
“Such actions are not acceptable at the Ranch, in our community, or in our society. They will not be tolerated, and in addition to taking further steps to ensure everyone’s safety, we will be seeking to ensure that those responsible are held accountable to the fullest extend possible under the law.
Ranch staff will be working with the RCMP to try and identify those individuals responsible for the attacks and damage to the corn maze.
“We will be taking additional steps to ensure our staff, our volunteers, and our patrons are safe while at O’Keefe Ranch,” said Glen Taylor, general manager.
“We are a non-profit society, and depend upon events such as this one to remain operational. While this appears to be an isolated event, the safety of all of the members of our community while they are at the Ranch is paramount, and it is something that we treat with the utmost seriousness and importance at all times.”