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.

  • Bill Brooks

    Wonderful Emma. You are really a chip off the old Maple Tree and your Granddads would love this!
    13/06/2016 3:21:38 PM

  • Bill Brooks

    Wonderful Emma. You are really a chip off the old Maple Tree and your Granddads would love this!
    13/06/2016 3:18:52 PM

  • brea

    I really liked learning about how to make the maple syrup and after watching the video I learned a lot facts about the maple syrup that I didn't know, like the sap line. once again great job !!!
    13/06/2016 2:24:51 PM

  • brea

    wow Emma, great video, good job!!!
    13/06/2016 1:50:19 PM

  • Wanda Kent

    Awesome job Emma!
    13/06/2016 1:39:53 PM

  • Carol

    Well done! Good luck!
    13/06/2016 11:48:00 AM

  • Papa

    Awesome job. Granddad would be proud.
    13/06/2016 11:21:11 AM

  • Sydney Smee

    Awesome video! I learned some new info about one of my favorite foods and was really impressed by the production quality of your video. Glad I got to view it.
    13/06/2016 10:44:49 AM

  • Marilyn Carroll

    An awesome presentation Emma! Congratulations!
    13/06/2016 10:37:11 AM

  • Carolyn

    What a wonderfully informative video and accompanying notes. Thank you
    13/06/2016 10:36:48 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.