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Canada celebrating maple syrup in 2013

Canada celebrating maple syrup in 2013
8 Mar 2013

Lovers of maple syrup will want to take note of a series of events taking place in Ontario, Canada, this year to celebrate the sap-based condiment.

And with Canada accounting for more than 80% of global maple syrup production, what better place to toast this liquid gold?

In all, more than 20 annual festivals will be taking place in the province of Ontario, including the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival on 6 April.

Having begun in 1965, Elmira is the world's longest running maple syrup event. Each year festival-goers gobble up 15,000 pancakes covered in 725 litres of Waterloo County Maple Syrup, and visitors can help make some of the sweet treats.

And for an alternative maple syrup experience for devoted fans of the sticky stuff, why not stop by at the Moon Shadows Estate Winery in Haliburton - Ontario's first maple winery - where you can sample some of more than 20 alcoholic beverages?

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