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February 27, 2017

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum cooks up a Maple Feast with Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford during new month-long event

OTTAWA, Monday, February 27, 2017 — The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is proud to announce Maple Month, a new suite of programming during the month of March. Activities for children, families, and food lovers will tap into Canada’s iconic sweet treat, maple syrup. Visitors will explore Canadian traditions associated with this emblematic ingredient, savour maple feasts, and of course, celebrate with pancakes and maple taffy on snow.

A special one night only event will take place on March 9 with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s official ambassador, celebrity chef Lynn Crawford. Chef Lynn will prepare three signature dishes featuring maple as the key ingredient while guests enjoy a sampling workshop, and glass of wine. Special tickets are required for this event. Ages 19 and up.

Other special features include:

  • Tuesday, February 28 – International Pancake Day
    • Enjoy pancakes served from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4 – Canadian Traditions
    • Songs and Stories of Loggers and Lumberjacks – Bilingual presentation at 10:30 a.m.
    • Play the Wooden Spoons Workshop – Pre-registration is required, space is limited!
      1 p.m. – English and 2 p.m. – French
  • Saturday, March 11 – Algonquin Cuisine with Chef Cezin Nottaway
    • Maple Toffee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25 – Pancake Morning
    • Enjoy pancakes served from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For the full sweet line-up:



Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car and steps from the Rideau Canal, and the Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum. For more information, please visit

About Chef Lynn Crawford

Celebrity chef and award-nominated cookbook author Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, and stars in Food Network Canada’s popular shows Pitchin’ In and The Great Canadian Cookbook. Pitchin’ In follows Lynn as she visits farmers, growers, and fishermen across North America in search of the freshest and best ingredients. In The Great Canadian Cookbook, Lynn heads across Canada into the communities and homes of Canadians to cook and eat with the food lovers and heroes we all need to know. Lynn’s cooking philosophy is that the creation of a delicious meal requires passion and quality ingredients.

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