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Elmira Maple Syrup Festival 2019
Elmira Ontario: 6th April 2019

Festival History

On April 10, 1965, Elmira celebrated its first Maple Syrup Festival. It was a warm and inviting day and all roads led to Elmira;
the ladies were ready at their camp stoves and electric griddles, ready to serve pancakes and maple syrup to a crowd of hopefully 2,500.
To everyone’s great surprise, 10,000 people made their way to Elmira that first year to savour the sweet taste of spring!
And so, our Festival grew… and grew… and grew.
Thanks to our visitors from all over the world – Australia, Europe, Mexico, the USA, Canada, and even the North Pole – the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Single Day Maple Syrup Festival with 66,529 people attending!

Photographs by Bob VE3IXX

Paul VA3PDC  and  Ted VE3TRQ  preparing the station

Tony VE3DWI   and Ted  VE3TRQ putting up the vertical antenna

Frank VA3FJM operating the ONTARS net at 8 am with Ken VE3KCY looking on.

Left to Right:  VE3TRQ TED Paul VA3PDC  Reg VE3RVH (behind Paul)
Ken VE3KCY (at controls) Jim VE3JMU and Bob  VE3IXX (staff photographer)

Dan VA3SQD with Tony VE3DWI   Dan's XYL Anik  with Ted  VE3TRQ
and Frank VA3FJM  operating the station.

Achievements of the club.

Brian VA3DXK current club president with  Jim VE3JMU

Visitors with Reg VE3RVH and Tony VE3DWI

Jim  VE3JMU with Ted  VE3TRQ

Al VA3TET Lighthouse coordinator.

Frank VA3FJM

Ted VE3TRQ  with Tom VE3DXQ

Ted VE3TRQ using a Rig Expert analyzer to check out antenna systems.

Kirk VA3KXS with friend.

Two young  potential hams with Frank  VA3FJM  Tony VE3DWI  Tom  VE3DXQ
and Ken VE3KCY (operating) with Paul VA3PDC assisting.

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