Field of Screams takes root at ranch

Okanagan Science Centre's popular haunted house moving to corn maze at O'Keefe Ranch

  • Sep. 22, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Sandi Dixon

Two of the area’s most popular attractions are teaming up to create a field of screams for Halloween.

The Okanagan Science Centre (OSC) has a valley-wide reputation for delivering both family and scary haunted house events for the past 11 years.

This year will be all new with the OSC team bringing their haunted house event to the O’Keefe Ranch corn maze.

“The ranch staff and volunteers have done a fantastic job in creating their new corn maze. It is the perfect venue to transform into a ‘field of screams,’” said the science centre’s executive director, Sandi Dixon.

“The ranch has a dynamic and committed team of staff and volunteers and together we will create an event that will be bigger and better than either of us could do on our own.”

There will be daytime hands-on family friendly events with a focus on agriculture and science, as well as the ever popular very scary night time events. The event will draw thousands of people from all over the Okanagan Valley.

O’Keefe Ranch general manager Glen Taylor is looking forward to working with the Okanagan Science Centre on this new project.

“We have been receiving great reviews so far from visitors to the new corn maze, this is the first time we have tried this at the ranch and are always looking for new opportunities and partnerships to enhance our visitor experience.”

It takes an army of volunteers for events of this magnitude and people of all ages and abilities are invited to join in the fun and help make it all happen.

Volunteers are needed immediately to help with planning, prop design and building.

Volunteers can contact either the science centre ( or 250-545-3644) or ranch ( or 250-542-7868 for more details or to sign up.


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