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.

  • Mary Lou MacIntosh

    Excellent work, Emma ! I was soooo impressed by your presentation. You have my vote, for sure.
    16/06/2016 12:07:00 PM

  • C.Glasgow

    Well done Emma.
    16/06/2016 11:20:09 AM

  • Liya

    Wonderful informative video, good job Emma!
    16/06/2016 10:21:41 AM

  • Robert Milburn

    What a great video. Glad the younger generation are learning how maple syrup is made.
    15/06/2016 7:22:21 PM

  • Joyce C

    Well done , Emma !! I'm very impressed !!
    15/06/2016 7:11:22 PM

  • Patricia MacLeod

    Maple syrup is a staple in our home. Now we know so much more about its production. Thank you Emma
    15/06/2016 7:07:07 PM

  • Lynn Reid

    Very impressive Emma...Excellent work. I will vote for you indeed!!!!!
    15/06/2016 6:13:06 PM

  • Kristen

    Great work.
    15/06/2016 5:58:26 PM

  • Rev. Mary

    Thank you, Emma, for this most educational presentation on maple syrup. I learned so much from you today.
    15/06/2016 5:56:13 PM

  • Linda Wallace

    Super presentation, Emma! Your great-granddad would be so proud!!!
    15/06/2016 2:18:29 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.