Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres 2017


CALGARY, January 16th 2017 – for the 15th consecutive year, The Association Canadienne-Française de l’Alberta, régionale de Calgary is proud to present the Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres, March 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park Historical Village.

ACFA régionale de Calgary and Heritage Park are proud to announce entering a three-year renewable partnership (2017-2019) with a vision to develop, conceive and program the Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres at Heritage Park.

This year, the event will expand within Heritage Park to be bigger and better than before, providing ample entertainment for visitors of all ages.
The two-day festival will feature French Canadian, Métis and First Nations Folkloric music and dances, demonstrations, workshops, story-telling and exhibits; a traditional Sugar Shack meal; a Sugar Market with a variety of merchants and maple products for sale, plus a lively Francophonie-Calgary Kiosk run by francophone community partners.

Exhibits, activities and demonstrations will take place throughout the park. Guests can enjoy a play, circus and magic shows, plus numerous outdoor activities, games, wagon rides, and not-to-be-missed, maple taffy on snow! Festival goers will also be able to have their photos taken with Maple Festival mascot, Brisebois.

In addition to the Sugar Shack meal, guests can pick up a meal or snack in many of Heritage Park’s restaurants, concessions and stores, including the Selkirk Grille Restaurant and Railway Café.

Presale ticket prices for the festival are $10 for youth (6 to 14) and seniors (65 and over), then $14 for adults and free for children less than 6 years of age. Tickets are on sale now at www.calgarymaplefest.com

Many French Canadian, Métis and First Nations musicians and dancers will be performing. View the artists’ profiles on the website www.maplefest.com. Watch for more detailed information about the festival to come in the next few weeks. Please visit the website regularly for updates on the event.
The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres 2017 is presented by ACFA régionale de Calgary in partnership with Heritage Park, and is possible because of numerous community partners and private companies’ participation, as well with the funding of Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) and Heritage Canada.

 

For more information about the festival, please visit www.calgarymaplefest.com. For media request, please contact:

Nicole Buret                                                                                        
Présidente                                                                                           
ACFA régionale de Calgary                                                                    
T : 403-532-8576 x222                                                                          
nicoleburet.acfa@gmail.com                                                                 

Barb Munro
Communications Specialist
Heritage Park Historical Village
Phone: (403) 268-8506
bmunro@heritagepark.ca

 
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