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Algonquin & District Information Day, January 19th, 2023

Agenda below.

Algonquin Maple Syrup Producers’ Association Winter InfoDay

Thursday, January 19, 2023 South River Arena


8:30 am Registration & Coffee

9:00 am Welcome - Michael Levitan, AMSPA President

9:10 am OMAFRA Updates - Jenny Liu – OMAFRA Maple, Tree Nut and Agroforestry Specialist

  • Regulations on maple substitutes

  • Tapping practices

  • Invasive species in the Algonquin region

  • Funding opportunities

10 am Maple Equipment Dealers’ Updates (5 minutes each – PowerPoint presentation allowed)

  • CDL - Bill Hubbert

  • H20/DSD - John Tomory

  • Kidd’s Home Hardware - Neil

  • Lapierre - Steve Bedard

  • Ontario Woodlot Association - John Pineau

10:20 am Break and Dealer Tradeshow

10:45 am 3/16” Tubing Panel Discussion - Art Robertson - Intro, Dan Hopkins, Peter Kidd, Hunter Wilson

11:15 am OMAFRA Strategic Plan 2023-2028 - OMSPA Executive

12 pm Lunch


  • President’s Report - Michael Levitan

  • Website Update - Andy Straughan

  • Minutes - Monday, February 7, 2022 - Harry Kessels

  • Financial Report - Tom Stevens

  • Election of Directors - John Williams

  • Introduction of Directors - Michael Levitan

1:30 pm Sap Collection Panel Discussion - Andy Straughan, Bill Hubbert, Dan Séguin, Mike Clapperton

2:15 pm Door Prizes

2:30 pm OMSPA Summer Tour 2024 in Algonquin - Organizational Meeting (ST24)

  • Everyone is welcome and needed to participate!!!

  • Let’s make this an awesome Summer Tour!!

NB: Both the 3/16” Tubing and the Sap Collection Panel Discussions are open discussions and question/answer periods from the video produced by AMSPA on Sap Collection. Please visit the OMSPA website and view the video prior to January 19th if possible.

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