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.

  • Machara MacNeil

    I love your video it was amazing
    19/06/2016 2:24:59 PM

  • Bouchard

    Awesome job.
    17/06/2016 4:40:56 PM

  • Ruth

    Well done.
    17/06/2016 1:41:35 PM

  • Colleen Lucas

    Loved hearing about your grandfather and learning more about maple sugar. I visit Sugar Moon Farm every chance I can and enjoy their biscuits and pancakes with maple sugar too.
    17/06/2016 12:50:02 PM

  • Janet Baker

    Well done, Emma!
    17/06/2016 10:51:15 AM

  • Christopher Sapienza

    Great job Emma! You have our vote!
    17/06/2016 9:53:38 AM

  • Sandy Savage

    It was nice to meet you yesterday at the BBQ in our community. Thank you for telling me about your great project! Good luck!
    17/06/2016 6:10:46 AM

  • Cathy Longard

    Great job, Emma. Very informative presentation!
    16/06/2016 11:04:13 PM

  • Judy Carpenter

    great job Emma
    16/06/2016 7:45:13 PM

  • Carl Longard

    Great video Emma. Very informative. Well done.
    16/06/2016 4:50:52 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.