Lacombe resident Marsha Duggan was feeling a little tired with COVID-19 and wanted to do something creative at her summer home near Breton, AB. She decided to move a maze into her property. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe resident Marsha Duggan was feeling a little tired with COVID-19 and wanted to do something creative at her summer home near Breton, AB. She decided to move a maze into her property. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe resident creates labyrinth near Breton

Marsha Duggan encourages others to use their imagination

Lacombe resident Marsha Duggan was feeling a little tired with COVID-19 and wanted to do something creative at her summer home near Breton, AB.

Duggan, who has always held a fascination for labyrinths and mazes, felt her getaway place would be perfect place to express her fascination and creativity and she then decided to mow a maze into their property

There are steep hills in spots, so there are some places I can only push up in spots and others I can only drive down. I considered that and the greater area and then I just started mowing,” she said.

The project started small, but after seeing the results from above — after her husband attached a GoPro to a kite — surprised even her.

“I can say, no one was more surprised than me on what the outcome was. It turned out pretty cool,” she said.

The labyrinth has two exits and is about 1.5 km long to walk through. The maze has even turned into a local attraction for the Duggan’s neighbours.

“In the area out there, there was a cougar sighting down the road. My neighbour who lives out there full time doesn’t have much walking room and has to walk down the gravel road. It can get dusty, so I have invited my neighbours to walk it anytime they like,” she said.

Duggan encouraged others to use their imaginations more often.

“I invite people to get a little crazy once in awhile — especially during these tough times. Explore whatever comes into your mind because we are often limited. Our imagination can still be free and there are so many things we can do and then share it with others,” she said.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the Canadian government should consider sanctions on the U.S. if they refuse to reconsider the decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Keystone XL officially cancelled, Kenney vows to fight on

U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled the presidential permit for the pipeline on first day of office

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said province’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 is steadily declining. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
669 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, 21 additional deaths

COVID-19 test positivity rate down to 4.5 per cent

Kyla Gibson with her boyfriend Gavin Hardy. (Photo used with permission)
Sylvan Lake couple lose ‘fur babies’ to house fire

‘They were our world and nothing will ever replace them,’ Kyla Gibson said of her three pets

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 456 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Five new COVID-19 deaths in Central zone, two in Red Deer

Province reports 456 new cases of COVID-19

Businesses are getting creative to keep cash flowing. (File photo)
Central Albertan lobbying government to help those affected by CERB repayments

Catherine Hay says she received a letter in November saying she had to completely repay the benefit

(Photo submitted)
Community Futures brings back Social Media Challenge for 2021

This time the challenge is for non-profits and community groups

Lucas Berg, left, with the backpacks filled with essential items he donated to the Red Deer Mustard Seed Jan. 19, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Central Alberta teenager donates filled 20 backpacks to Red Deer Mustard Seed

Lucas Berg, 14, of Ponoka County says he ‘just wants to help people’

A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Sheerness mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Coal mining impacts are already occurring in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains even as debate intensifies over the industry’s presence in one of the province’s most beloved landscapes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
As Alberta debates coal mining, industry already affecting once-protected Rockies

UCP revoked a policy that had protected eastern slopes of the Rockies from open-pit coal mining since 1976

In this Dec. 18, 2020 photo, pipes to be used for the Keystone XL pipeline are stored in a field near Dorchester, Neb. TC Energy Corp. is planning to eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs related to its decision to halt work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Machian /Omaha World-Herald via AP
TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as Biden pulls permit

Some 200 kilometres of pipe have already been installed for the expansion

(Thesendboys/Instagram)
Video of man doing backflip off Vancouver bridge draws police condemnation

Group says in Instagram story that they ‘don’t do it for the clout’

Toronto’s Mass Vaccination Clinic is shown on Sunday January 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canadian malls, conference centres, hotels offer up space for COVID vaccination centres

Commercial real estate association REALPAC said that a similar initiative was seeing success in the U.K.

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are sworn into office on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

About 25,000 National Guard members have been dispatched to Washington

Most Read