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.

  • Sharon Breen

    Great presentation Emma!
    14/06/2016 5:10:31 PM

  • Natalie McInnis

    Great research project. I hope you had some time to enjoy some maple syrup.
    14/06/2016 4:54:21 PM

  • Neil Carver

    Great project Emma. I didn't realize it takes one tap to make 1/2 a litre of syrup. I've just finished enjoying some of your great granddad's amber maple syrup on ice cream. It was a Christmas gift from your Nana Sue and Papa Steve. Yummy!
    14/06/2016 2:32:35 PM

  • Don MacAulay

    What a great presentation on how maple syrup is made. Your video is super, and the commentator did a fine job of telling the story. Super!
    14/06/2016 11:09:53 AM

  • Lorraine Brocklehurst

    Great work Emma! Lots of thought put into your video, good information and tips. Yum!!!
    14/06/2016 10:06:17 AM

  • Shona MacPhee

    Excellent job, Emma! Very informative and well-organized. Congratulations!
    14/06/2016 9:46:55 AM

  • Dale McIsaac

    Great work Emma!
    14/06/2016 8:58:24 AM

  • Sandra MacAulay Thompson

    Awesome job, Emma! We will have biscuits and maple butter with you anytime! Good luck!
    14/06/2016 8:58:04 AM

  • David Cook

    Great job Emma!
    14/06/2016 8:02:05 AM

  • Marilyn Carroll

    Awesome video Emma! Congratulations!
    14/06/2016 7:53:40 AM

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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.