Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Get ready for a sweet time as French Canadian Traditions head west for the seventh annual Maple Sugar Festival 22-24 February 2008 in Nanaimo, British Colombia. Join local residents and visitors for a five day celebration of music, dance, storytelling, demonstrations, and food sampling at Beban Park. After the opening gala at the Port Theatre, the Francophone Association of Nanaimo will present an array of festivities including school shows, the transformation of Beban Park’s Centennial Building into an old time Sugar Shack, and the opening of the indoor beer garden, reminiscent of the old time “Party du Samedi Soir”. Chamber members, dignitaries, guest speakers and the Quebec Maple Region’s delegation will be in attendance. Enjoy delicious maple sugar products, hot maple toffee and frozen cranberry delight or experience the traditional home made Tourtière meat pie and Poutine. Learn the ancient art of tree tapping; be awed by world famous Ice Carvers demonstrating their incredible talents or sit back and take in the sound of folk and contemporary music from some of Canada’s best performers. It’s a must see, hear and taste experience! Friday (4-9pm), Saturday (9-9pm), Sunday (9-4pm). Admission by donation until 5:30 pm (suggested donation of $2). Check it all out here!