Hanover School Division - School Taxes FAQ

View our online FAQ regarding local school taxes and school funding.

Learn More...

Just when the St. Adolphe snow maze creator thought the winter’s excitement was over: Hollywood came calling.

Clint Masse says the film industry caught wind of his world record-setting maze and asked to shoot a movie called “A Maze in Winter Romance” directly on his doorstep.

Masse says this winter has been a wild ride for him and his team.

“It’s getting crazier and crazier around here as time goes on. I guess Hollywood picked up on the idea that we have the biggest snow maze in the world: there’s a lot going on here!”

According to Masse, the script was put together in a mere week as film crews worked to beat the spring thaw.

Meanwhile, Masse had work of his own to attend to and had to move around equipment, refill the snow maze with snow, and even vacuum his horses to prepare his yard as the set. But that’s not all: “We had to move out of our house for a few days, and that was probably the most significant thing for us!” laughs Masse.

Though Masse himself will not have a cameo in the film, a couple of his horses are used, as well as his dog Sochi.

“Usually we get overwork syndrome by November,” comments Masse, “but this year another charge of adrenaline came in when we went for the record... then Hollywood called us right when we were tiring out and we got yet another shot of adrenaline!”

The movie crews are expected to finish their shooting late Thursday evening, though, with the recent blustery weather, that remains uncertain.

Nevertheless, Masse says the movie will need to be fully wrapped by this Sunday for the maze’s grand finale.

“I don’t think we’ll have any remnants of the movie crew on Saturday and Sunday, it’ll be just us Manitobans enjoying the last days of winter.”


More Local News

2018 11 steinbach city hall

Steinbach Gets Windfall In New Government Grants

Two government announcements this week will give Steinbach more than $1 million in unexpected new grant funding this year. Troy Warkentin, the city's Chief Administrative Officer, says one is a new…
2019 03 Niverville sign inset

Niverville To Get Cannabis Store

Niverville has been selected by the Manitoba Government as one of seven rural communities that will get a retail cannabis store. This is part of the government's plan to have a cannabis outlet within…

Contract Awarded For Pond And Pathway In Deerfield

The Deerfield neighbourhood in Steinbach's east end will get a new water detention pond this summer along with another one kilometre of cycling and walking pathways. City council this week awarded…

Two Eightplexes Going Up In Kleefeld

Council for the RM of Hanover has given the green light for a developer to build two multi-family housing units in Kleefeld. Clint Barkman of Barkman Ventures says they plan to build two eightplexes…

Much Needed Funding Comes To Jake Epp Library

Steinbach City Council has voted to give the Jake Epp Public Library a one time technology grant of $7,527. “Public libraries are a long established hub that serve the intellectual, social, and…

Teenage Girl Airlifted By STARS After Serious Head Injury

A 17-year-old female was airlifted by a STARS Helicopter after an incident in Blumenort Wednesday evening. Emergency responders were called to the scene along Penner Drive North just after 5:00 PM on…

Roseau River Not A Big Flood Threat

There doesn't appear to be much of a flood threat this spring along one of the Red River's major tributaries. While major flooding along the Red is almost a certainty this year, the same can not be…

Morning Traffic Rerouted Following Collision On Loewen

Loewen Boulevard was closed at Henry Street during the morning commute today following a two-vehicle collision shortly before 8 A.M. Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Mike Penner says one of the two…

Steinbach Developer Denied Grant For Demolition

Steinbach city council this week received an unusual request from a developer. Luke Wiebe asked the city for a grant to help demolish six old homes along First Street, west of Donald Avenue, to make…

Police Diffuse Standoff At Roseau River First Nation

Members of the Manitoba First Nations Police Service were able to diffuse an incident involving a firearm that led to a standoff on the Roseau River First Nation. Police officers were called to a…

Province Confident That Dikes Are Ready For What Is Coming

Our provincial government says the various dikes throughout the Red River Valley are very capable of handling the floodwaters that are expected in the coming weeks. Ruth Eden is the Assistant Deputy…
2018 10 ted falk

Falk Slams Federal Budget

The new federal budget is getting a big thumbs down from Provencher Conservative MP Ted Falk. He says it amounts to a continuation of broken promises by the Liberal Government. Ted Falk"The Prime…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.