Cabane a sucre in Verdun

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.

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Really good turnout.

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The inevitable petting zoo

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*Buy me more*

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Bit of a clash between rural tradition and the modern urban environment.

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*Whataya mean I missed it?*

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Girl on the right does win.

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Maple syrup candy.

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They make their own snow, it’s all good.

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Anticipation.

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The boiling setup.

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The art of swirling it up on to your stick.

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For that rural look…

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Tug of War – girls showing the boys how it’s done.

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Non rolling log rolling.

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Little dog catching a few rays by the fire.

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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

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All under the watchful eye of a Catholic icon.

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Simulated horse manure pucks, my dad played with real horse manure pucks way back when just a hop and skip from here.

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The one thing I really love about these street events is how we get to experience the street in so many unusual ways.

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Not a bad idea, winter street furniture.

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Some old timey stove type thing.

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This got pretty loud but it’s also kind of neat if you like asynchronous sounds.

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Wicked arm, just needs to work on her accuracy.

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Future Olympic cross country champion.

It really is a great event and will run again on Sunday, maybe see you there?

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