Getting sap from the maples

Video interview about maple syrup production in Manitoba.
Duration: 52s
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The clip opens with the credit Buisson family, Getting sap from the maples. Standing outside, Mr. Maurice Buisson and his wife Lucienne share their experience. There is snow on the ground.


What’s important is that, in Saint-Pierre, we tried to find a way to get sap from the maples in Manitoba to make the sugar. A man from Saint-Pierre named Armand Desharnais was in contact with a man in Québec some maybe 32 or 33 years ago. And he brought the evaporator and the technology back to Saint-Pierre so we could make the syrup in Manitoba. And for three or four years, the man from Québec came to the festival. At first, it was to help us make good syrup for maple taffy on the snow. Then, we had enough volunteers to continue the tradition that started in Québec.


[voices, ringing, children playing]

Québec is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup, which has become inextricably linked to the French-Canadian identity. French-Canadians in Manitoba also wanted to continue the tradition.