Manitoba corn maze run by younger siblings celebrates 5 years in enterprise
An concept that began as a dialog across the Greniers’ supper desk one evening has grown right into a southern Manitoba attraction now in its fifth yr.
King Korn opened close to Notre Dame de Lourdes, a small farming neighborhood south of Portage la Prairie, in 2018. The brainchild of Justin Grenier, then 16, and his sisters Janik and Taya.
“It was actually an thought at supper that got here throughout on what we will do as youth to deliver households to our tiny neighborhood,” Janik instructed CBC Winnipeg Information at 6 host Janet Stewart.
“The concept that got here was a corn maze. We began off actually, actually small and did not actually know what to anticipate. I feel we’re fairly happy with what we have placed on for the previous 5 years.”
They’ve come a great distance since that first yr – described by the siblings as “one large maze that pissed off many grannies and a camper with a defective generator.” Now in it is fifth season, the autumn attraction options 4 mazes, a lookout tower, driving vary, a human-sized hamster wheel and different enjoyable actions.
However constructing the maze and assembly new faces grew to become one thing extra for the eldest sibling, Justin. It led him down a profession path.
WATCH | Janik, Justin and Taya Grenier converse with CBC’s Janet Stewart concerning the household’s King Korn Maze:
“I truly received into agribusiness on the [University of Manitoba] so I’ve actually loved working a enterprise and sort of all of the points of it,” he mentioned. “With this enterprise, I feel it is an actual nice eye-opener for us to sort of see what’s on the market and what we will do.”
He is now attempting to steer his sister Taya to do the identical, whereas Janik has her eyes set on turning into a household doctor.
Whereas its opening was a number of weeks later than common this yr, Justin says the 2022 version of their attraction goes nicely thus far.
“That is our second weekend open this yr, and our first weekend went nice,” he mentioned.
“It is teamwork, it is undoubtedly teamwork,” Taya mentioned. “You already know, we see a number of factors of views day by day. We’re not the identical individuals and we undoubtedly have our ups and downs collectively. We have discovered lots about one another general and that is very nice.”
The household is searching for assist with its subsequent attraction – a haunted barn with a deliberate opening in October.