Festival Cabane à sucre – Saturday Schedule, Sault Ste. Marie
Welcome to the schedule of events for daytime workshops and events on Saturday, March 25 for AlgomaTrad, in partnership with Centre francophone de Sault-Sainte-Marie, presents a Festival Cabane à sucre.
Daytime events are FREE to the public but some workshops require registration (see below).
Tickets for the evening dinner, concert, and square dance are available HERE THE EVENING EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
If you want to know more about a musician or artist, click on their name.
Morning events and workshops
10am-Noon – AlgomaTrad will present traditional music and “tire de neige” (maple taffy) from 10-11:30am at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Conservation Authority Sugar Shack, 1100 5th Line, Sault Ste. Marie. More info and cost for the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast HERE.
11am-Noon – Workshops at the Moose Lodge
- Novice Fiddle Workshop with Richard Forest of RéVeillons! – REGISTER HERE
- Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Louis-Simon Lemieux of RéVeillons – REGISTER HERE
Afternoon events and workshops – Moose Lodge
1pm-4pm – Workshops and Demonstrations
- Fibre artist Mireille Gagnon-Moes will demonstrate the heritage craft of spinning.
- Artist Isabelle Michaud will lead a community arts project in painting on wood cutouts which will then be brought together to make large mural. No registration or experience necessary! Drop in and join us! All ages welcome!
- Wood carver Paul Oak (algomasloyd.com) will demonstrate “Sloyd” or green wood carving, which mostly refers to woodwork that starts with “green” (still wet) wood, and is differentiated from woodwork that uses more typical kiln dried wood.
1pm-1:45 – Concert – Main Hall – Les Anges – Les Anges is a musical trio from Blind River whose repertoire consists mainly of Traditional French Canadian folk music. Their music includes various genres such as “des chansons à répondre” (call and answer songs), Acadian music, and songs from French artists such as Edith Piaf, Nana Mouskouri, Mireille Mathieu and others.
2-3pm – Francophone Song Sharing Session with Les Anges and David Berthiaume. All Welcome!
2-3pm – Traditional Francophone Fiddle Jam. All Welcome!
3:30-4:30pm – Québecois Family Square Dance with caller Jean-François Berthiaume. No experience necessary, all ages welcome!
6-11pm – A French-Canadian, maple syrup-themed gourmet supper at the Moose Hall by Chef Jazmin Hackett (Beaumonde) followed by a a concert by RéVeillons! and a Québecois square dance with members of RéVeillons! and Canadian Open Champion fiddler Paul Lemelin. Tickets for the meal and evening entertainment are $50 Adult, $40 Seniors, $30 Students, and $15 12 and under. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD-OUT! Day-time programming is free and open to all, see above.