Tap into some sweet family fun: Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017


Tap into some sweet family fun: Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017
UTOPIA, Ontario (March 24, 2017) – Come celebrate all things maple at the annual Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation, April 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
“The Spring Tonic Festival is always a favourite event, with something for kids of all ages,” said Byron Wesson, director of land, education and stewardship services with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA). “We are pleased to once again be partnering with the Rotary Club of Barrie to offer this family-friendly festival.”

Maple syrup takes centre stage at the Spring Tonic festival, with a pancake and sausage breakfast served daily until 2 p.m. Costumed re-enactors will be on hand to demonstrate pioneer and First Nations methods of making maple syrup, and Tiffin’s sugar shack will be open for visitors to see how syrup is made today. Tiffin maple syrup and other Simcoe County maple products will be on sale.

Other activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, live music, visits with local fire and police officers, and a “Zoo to You” animal show. For a small materials fee of $5, visitors can build a bird feeder to take home. Tiffin’s scenic hiking trails will be open, with long and short paths for hikers of all abilities.

All-inclusive admission is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under, and free for infants (cash only please).

“Barrie Rotary is pleased to once again host the Spring Tonic Festival. Funds raised help us to support of many worthwhile community projects,” said Rotarian Jody Patfield. “Environmental restoration projects in partnership with the NVCA, Christmas Cheer, and
enhancements to the Royal Victoria Hospital are just some of the many projects supported by the Spring Tonic Festival.”

The Tiffin Centre is located 10 minutes west of Barrie at 8195 8th Line of Essa, 4 km south of Highway 90 – watch for the signs. Visit or call 705-424-1479 for more information including maps and directions.

About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands.

About Rotary International: Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Media contact: Heather Kepran, Communications Coordinator 705-424-1479 ext.254,
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