Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Emma Truro, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Chignecto-Central Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Maple Madness: A History of Maple Syrup Production in Canada


My project is all about the exciting history of maple syrup. I will teach how its made and share some nutritious facts and tasty tips!

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I've learned is that my great Grandad tapped 25,000 trees per year while owning and managing a sugar farm. That's a lot considering Nova Scotia produces only a small percentage of Canada's maple syrup! I also learned that Quebec produces three quarters of the world's maple syrup!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that maple syrup is not only delicious, but is also very healthy - did you know 60mls of maple syrup contains 100% of your daily requirement of manganese? I have also have learned that Canada produces 80% of the worlds maple syrup. Did you know that maple syrup can only be made in north eastern North America?

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Making maple syrup long ago was time consuming and labour intensive. Now you can just get up and go to the store to buy maple syrup. Life was a lot harder for the historical First Nations people compared to the modern Canadian today.

  • Andrea Gaudet

    Great job Emma!!
    22/06/2016 2:35:30 PM

  • Evelyn Furmidge

    Very well done!
    21/06/2016 8:12:30 PM

  • Becca C

    Good job Emma . It looks like you put a lot of effort into your video .
    21/06/2016 2:27:22 PM

  • Beth Hutt-Semple

    Well Done Emma
    21/06/2016 8:24:11 AM

  • Bethany P Young Citizen ON

    Emma, I love maple butter and maple syrup! I really like how you personally walk us through the process of tapping the tree and then how the syrup is boiled down to get the actual maple syrup. I really liked the wooden carvings you show too. Awesome work. Best of luck to you!!
    20/06/2016 6:14:49 PM

  • Hannah McGonnell

    Great job, Emma! It is cool to see how maple syrup has been used over the ages, and what they do now to harness it in so many delicious forms!
    20/06/2016 1:57:03 PM

  • Tracy Munden Hancock

    excellent job!!!
    20/06/2016 1:10:05 PM

  • Sandra Coulter

    Good job Emma. Enjoyed the video,thanks for sharing.
    20/06/2016 11:25:59 AM

  • Stephanie Isenor-Ryan

    Wonderful job - congratulations!
    19/06/2016 7:55:20 PM

  • Emily O'Quinn

    Great job, Emma. Looks delicious
    19/06/2016 5:14:00 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.