Becoming a tradition as this is the 5th installment. And after this long cold neverending winter it is great to get out and see tons of people on the street. Cabane a sucre is often translated as “sugar shack” and it is a part of Quebec culture – harvesting maple syrup and basically turning it into a party. It can also be referred to as “sugaring off” but I will leave that to your imagination. Quebec produces about 85% of the world’s maple syrup.
Really good turnout.
The inevitable petting zoo
*Buy me more*
Bit of a clash between rural tradition and the modern urban environment.
*Whataya mean I missed it?*
Girl on the right does win.
Maple syrup candy.
They make their own snow, it’s all good.
The boiling setup.
The art of swirling it up on to your stick.
For that rural look…
Tug of War – girls showing the boys how it’s done.
Non rolling log rolling.
Little dog catching a few rays by the fire.
Traditional Quebec music, and it appears that the Unemployment Office in the background is also used for National Defence? Must be all those terrorists losing their jobs
All under the watchful eye of a Catholic icon.
Simulated horse manure pucks, my dad played with real horse manure pucks way back when just a hop and skip from here.
The one thing I really love about these street events is how we get to experience the street in so many unusual ways.
Not a bad idea, winter street furniture.
Some old timey stove type thing.
This got pretty loud but it’s also kind of neat if you like asynchronous sounds.
Wicked arm, just needs to work on her accuracy.
Future Olympic cross country champion.
It really is a great event and will run again on Sunday, maybe see you there?