2020 Events in this Local

March 7, 2020

First Tapping Ceremony

Sandroad Sugar Bush, Sand Road, Moose Creek

June, 2020

CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic


September 25, 2020

IMSI Judging Workshop

SNC Finch Building.

Event may also run September 24th depending on the number of registrants. 

Labour Day Weekend, 2020

Riceville Woodfair


Meet Your Local Representatives

Local Executives and Board Representatives


Frank Heerkens – President (provincial board 1st Vice President)

Jules Rochon – Vice President (provincial board director)
Bryan Exley – past President (cheo contact person)
Ozwald Linton – Director – cheo physical ground organizer
Angela Coleman – Director (meeting host organizer, info day hostess)
Pam French – Director – auction fund raising organizer
Richard Mcmillan – Director - Russel fair organizer
Sheri Gallinger – Director - meeting organizer
Gary Gallinger – Director - treasurer
Fay Gallinger – Director - treasurer and Maple Weekend assistant
Claude Castonguay – Directeur (francophone ambassador)

Frank Heerkens


Jules Rochon


Contact this Local

List of the local directors/executive and the board reps

Spotlight on a Local Producer

Bryan Exley

Spotlight on a Local Producer

Gerard et Laurent Souligny

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Local News

Event : Maple Judging Workshop

Featuring: Kathyrn Hopkins of UMaine with Brian Bainborough facilitating.

Location : 38 Victoria Street. P.O. Box 29, Finch, Ontario, K0C 1K0
Date : Friday, September 18th, 9 am to 4 pm

(Optional if too many participants – Thursday September 17th)
Fee: $40 Omspa member, $55 non Omspa member      Lunch provided

        (New Omspa members registering on that day as a new Omspa member, get 50% off on workshop price)

For more information and to register: 
Jules Rochon preferably by email at: jules.rochon@videotron.ca (or call 613-446-5670)


Registration time limit: Now until February 29th 2020.

        Given the quality and time needed to organize this workshop we cannot leave this registration open for a very long time period.

        First one in, first one registered.


Special note : It is imperative that all participants must bring an unmarked 250ml Kent bottle of syrup that can be used for the workshop. Preferably Amber syrup, otherwise other syrup grades will be ok to bring in.


Proposed agenda for the day

9:30 - 10:00      Introductions and Review Agenda

                 What do you want out of the day?

10:00 - 10:45    Why are we here?  International grading and judging guidelines

      •   Experiences of judging and why is syrup disqualified?

10:45 – 11:15    Density, Colour, Clarity Overview

11:15 – 12:00    Off Flavors and Allergens 

12:00 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:30       Standard Maple Flavors

  •   Judging and IMSI scoresheets

1:30 – 2:45        Split into groups (ideally 4) and judge 1 colour class per group as if in a competition

 2:45 - 3:00        Final judging discussion and evaluation                        

                         Were your information needs identified at the beginning met?

 3:00                 Depart


Merci, many thanks,

Jules Rochon


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