Maple Madness Open House at Norval on March 22
As winter gives way to spring, hopefully soon, it’s a sure bet that maple syrup season is right around the corner. Find out more about how sap is transformed into syrup at the maple syrup open house on Sunday, March 22 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Norval Outdoor School.
Visitors can tour the sugar bush and learn how trees are tapped to collect sap using buckets and tubes. You’ll also be able to see an evaporator demonstration and learn how sap is boiled into syrup. We’ll offer taste tests of sap, syrup and maple fudge.
Back in Stephen House, we’ll have pancakes and sausages with real Norval maple syrup, plus an assortment of other goodies. Best of all, admission is free. All members of the UCC community are welcome and feel free to bring family and friends. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Remember to wear appropriate footwear for walking outdoors. Given our late winter, it could be very muddy.
Please contact Samantha Kerbel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-484-8629 to register the number of people attending.
Directions to Norval: Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill north and go through the village of Norval. Continue straight ahead. The entrance to the Norval property is on your left, 1.2 kilometres north of the village stoplight. The drive takes about 50 minutes from UCC in light traffic.