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.

  • dale

    Great research project...well done
    15/06/2016 4:05:26 AM

  • pauline

    Wonderful! great project, thanks for sending
    15/06/2016 3:51:38 AM

  • Kris S

    That was a very informative video. Great job, Emma! Looking forward to pancakes and maple syrup at Sugar Moon soon!!
    14/06/2016 9:31:30 PM

  • Brenda Campbell-LaPierre

    Emma, I am not surprised that you've done SUCH a great job. I think everyone is wanting to have some maple syrup right about now!
    14/06/2016 7:26:08 PM

  • J. Locke

    Well done Emma! Interesting and hands on project. Maple butter...mmm
    14/06/2016 7:13:09 PM

  • Extreme owl

    Great job
    14/06/2016 6:18:49 PM

  • Jenna Taylor- Young Citizen

    Learned a lot from your video! Now I know more about maple syrup than I did before. Good luck!
    14/06/2016 5:43:16 PM

  • Quinn

    Awesome video Emma. So cool how it's in your family history. I also learned a lot about Sugar Moon Farm. Now I can tell my parents that I can put it on every thing - it's so healthy!
    14/06/2016 5:31:02 PM

  • Ralph Rix

    EXcellent presentation. Going to forward to my kids in Ottawa and Calgary - I know they will be very impressed and hopefully we can get you some votes.
    14/06/2016 5:18:57 PM

  • Ralph Rix

    EXcellent presentation. Going to forward to my kids in Ottawa and Calgary - I know they will be very impressed and hopefully we can get you some votes.
    14/06/2016 5:14:56 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.