Archive for March 2010
I went to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival for the first time in the late 1960′s when we still lived in the Toronto area. Mennonite culture was predominant and remained so for many years. This year I noted a diversity of ethnic groups who were selling food and other items. Donar kebab is available at our local markets and it was also made fresh at the festival. I enjoyed roasted corn on the cob from a Caribbean vendor who also sold hot roasted sweet potatoes. There was so much more to eat than pancakes and maple syrup.
There are many sugar bushes in the region and sap is collected at this time of year for maple syrup production. Sap buckets are on trees which line a farm lane on Township Road 27 near New Jerusalem Road.
If there’s a movie that you really want to see, but it’s on limited release, chances are it will be playing at the Princess Cinema (or Princess Twin). The World’s Best Commercials 2009 are currently playing at the Princess on Princess Street, while at the Twin films The Ghost Writer and Cooking With Stella continue their run until April 1st.
The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival was held yesterday and thousands of people enjoyed the annual event. Many volunteers work hard to make the biggest maple syrup festival in the world a success. St. James Lutheran Church served food and was open to those who wished to enter the building.