Sunflower tour helps fight cancer

MAPLETON – A unique fundraiser here will offer an opportunity to walk through a field of sunflowers, take photos, support local vendors, and raise money to fight cancer.

Matt and Leona Ottens are opening their 20-acre sunflower field for the Shine Your Light Sunflower Tour  on Aug. 15 and 16 from 9am to 7pm. Time slots are being sold for $100 for up to 10 people with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A wagon will take each group to the field, where they can stroll through a path and take photos, then enjoy a handmade and homegrown vendors market, a zoo, and check out farm equipment.

To book a space, join the Facebook group “Sunflower Lovers” or contact Dale Franklin at