For 10 sweet years, the enthusiastic crew from the St. George Lions Club has been flipping pancakes at Westfield Heritage Village during the Sweet Taste of Spring Maple Syrup Festival – 66, 960 of them, at last count.
Served with a side of freshly grilled ham or sausage, and a healthy dose of maple syrup, the pancakes have become an annual tradition for many families. Priced at only $1 per pancake, it’s one of the sweetest deals around.
The Lions Club crew will work its magic once again at Westfield every Sunday in March, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pancakes are just one great part of a day at maple syrup time at Westfield. Free horse and wagon rides will take visitors on a tour of the village throughout the day. In the village’s early settlement area, people can learn how maple syrup and sugar were produced for generations by Canada’s First Nations communities, and how these techniques were shared with early European immigrants. At the D’Aubigny Inn, find out how early 19th century pioneers used a series of iron cauldrons to produce large quantities of syrup. A picturesque walk into the sugar bush will lead visitors to the modern sugar shack, where Westfield’s very own maple syrup can be sampled.
For more information, call 519-621-8851 or visit westfield.heritage.ca.