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During the late winter, usually in March, the Cabane à sucre festivals take place. Some communities have a big event including entertainment and a dinner as well as maple taffy on the snow. The syrup is brought in from Quebec and boiled down.

For many years, the French community of Edmonton held a Cabane à sucre. The St. Paul community continues the tradition, which has been organized for years by the regional Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA). Many schools now also hold a mini-cabane à sucre for their students, a cultural enrichment to the curriculum. Local artisans are contracted to boil the syrup.

Other cultural events continue to take place, for instance, on 25 October 2004, the regional ACFA of St. Paul held a social event for Saint Catherine’s day, at the St. Vincent community hall. Traditionally taffy is made that day.

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