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 91% of the worlds maple syrup. It is a big industry and we are very proud of this fact.
Today, EC Montreal held its annual maple syrup festival for our students. We served all kinds of sweet maple treats including cupcakes, tarts, cakes, popcorn, cookies, cotton candy, sugar cones, maple milk and pies! The students loved getting a taste of our very own maple syrup.
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!
Next Wednesday, we will hold a tea and conversation activity where we will serve maple tea and other sweet maple treats!
Life is sweet at EC Montreal!
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