Make Saturday Sweet
Feb 27, 2014
What’s sweet, golden and distinctly Canadian? If you guessed maple syrup, then you are 100% correct! This Saturday marks the beginning of March, which means spring is coming and the liquid, golden sap of the maple tree will soon be flowing.
There’s nothing more Canadian than maple syrup and no one knows this better than French-Canadians. Come and celebrate this tasty tradition with the French-Canadian Association of Alberta (ACFA) at their 16th Annual Maple Sugar Festival this Saturday.
With as many as 2000 people attending in previous years, the Maple Sugar Festival is perhaps the biggest festival held at Muskoseepi Park each year. Hosted by the Grande Prairie chapter of the ACFA, the event is held not only to celebrate French-Canadian culture with the French speaking communities of the region, but to connect with all members of the region as a whole. We can’t think of a better and more delicious way to celebrate French-Canadian culture then to have a festival focusing on the traditional activities that take place in the “sugar shacks” of Quebec each spring.
Don’t let Saturday’s weather forecast scare you off - there are indoor activities to enjoy as you warm up, such as live entertainment featuring traditional French music. There are also activities for children including making maple taffy on the snow, skating on the pond and sleigh rides. For all those with a sweet tooth, there will be various products made from maple syrup available for sampling.
This is a truly an event that the whole family can enjoy and participate in. Treat your family to a sweet Saturday and head on over to Muskoseepi Park. The festivities start at noon.