Festival highlights traditional maple celebrations

February 15, 2018 by  

The 16th annual Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is taking place over two days next month. It will feature a showcase of French Canadian, First Nations and Metis traditions.

Activities will be taking place at eight locations in Heritage Park. The Celebration Tent will feature live musical performances and the Sugar Market, which is set to feature a number of vendors selling maple-related products and traditional arts and crafts from as far away as Quebec.

In addition, guests can learn how to make maple taffy. Guests can also enjoy a traditional brunch in the tent each day from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Tickets are $18.95 for adults and $11.50 for children under the age of 12.

There will be drum circles, finger weaving demonstrations, a smudging ceremony and medicine wheel teachings. Music will be provided by groups such as Pastiche, Folklofolie and L’Equipage. Other entertainment will include Acadance, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Marching Band, Cirque Nova Circus and the Calgary Metis Cultural Dancers. Hay wagon rides, street hockey and the Maple Maze will keep attendees of all ages entertained.

No doubt families from all over Calgary will be interested in attending at least one day of the festival. To spread the word, organizers often invest in printing services from local companies.

The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres will be held at Heritage Park from March 3 to 4. Call 403-532-8576 x222 for the most current information.