Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

The students of Multicultural Clubs of Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School (BMTM) and St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School went on a trip to Kortright Centre for Conservation to participate in the annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. The trip was organised by CultureLink's SWIS and Youth Program, BMTM's English as Second Language department and supported by West Neighbourhood House.

The weather was chilly but the students had a blast! The tour guides taught us about the origins of maple syrup harvesting, the evolution of the traditional and modern methods, and lots more! We even got to enjoy a delicious lunch of pancakes and maple syrup made locally!

An actress explaining how the maple sap gets boiled down to become maple syrup, during the pioneer years.
Getting a taste of the maple syrup that signifies the symbol of Canada

We the chipmunk team pose for a fabulous shot! 
Trying out the yoke, a device for kids to help harvest the maple sap during pioneer years

The last stop, a quiz to test how much we remembered. I think we did pretty well!
Thanks BMTM and St Mary's CSS for supporting this trip!

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