Maple syrup is one of the many icons for which Canada is known around the world. We are blessed in Ontario and Quebec with many Sugar Maple trees and each year spring sap from these trees is collected and boiled down to syrup. It has become a delicious tradition in our country and it is enjoyed worldwide. Maple syrup has also been a part of my family’s culture for a long time. My grandparents and my father made and sold maple syrup when they lived on their farm since the early 1900s.
Given that this is Canada’s 150th birthday, I wanted to create a festival in Ward 4 that would celebrate this unique aspect of our culture. Please join me for pancakes and real maple syrup, Maple tree tapping and sap boiling demonstrations in the Twickenham forest, many activities for the family and kids, an opportunity to buy maple syrup (with all profits going to the Richmond Hill Historical Society) and most importantly, a good reason to come out and celebrate the coming of spring in Richmond Hill and Canada 150.
I hope you will join me and your neighbours on March 25th between 10AM and 2PM at the Elgin West Community Centre!