The month of March is maple season in the province of Quebec. It is tradition to visit a sugar shack, also known as a Cabane a Sucre, in French. Sugar shacks are located on maple farms where they extract sap from the trees and convert it into maple syrup.
Quebec produces 80% of the worlds maple syrup. It is a big industry and we are very proud of this fact.
Yesterday, EC Montreal held its annual maple syrup festival for our FSL and ESL in Montreal students. We converted the student lounge into a sugar shack with the checkered table cloths, maple buckets and maple farm images. We served all kinds of sweet maple treats including cupcakes, donuts, tarts, cakes, popcorn, cookies and pies! The students loved getting a taste of our very own maple syrup.
We also had maple facts available on every table so students are more familiar with Quebec’s sweet maple industry!
Next Saturday, EC Montreal will take our students to visit a real sugar shack in the country. They will get a tour of the maple farm and have a traditional sugar shack meal that consists of eggs, ham, meat pie, pea soup and of course lots of maple desserts!
Life is sweet at EC Montreal!