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dave myetteSaugeen Shores Councillor Dave Myette put his grill skills to the test at the inaugural Maplefest in downtown Port Elgin March 24.

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A total of 15 four litre jugs of Miner’s Maple Syrup was used to cover pancakes at the Lions Club’s pancake breakfast during the Port Elgin BIA’s inaugural Maplefest held at Coulter Parkette on March 24. Hundreds of families and syrup lovers attended the event on a sunny but chilly Saturday.

BIA President Jeff Carver said that it was a fantastic turnout for the event’s first year. “I’m excited about these sorts of events,” he said. “I think they draw many people to the downtown and highlight the achievement that downtown Port Elgin has made over the last couple years,” he added.

The event featured a variety of activities from pioneer demonstrations and activities, axe throwing, carriage rides through downtown Port Elgin and a petting zoo with mischievous goats and friendly alpacas.

Local producers were also on-hand doling out maple knowledge and and an assortment of maple products.

areaHundreds of people attended the inaugural Maplefest in Coulter Parkette, downtown Port Elgin March 24.

cathy lauraBIA Treasurer Cathy Fenton (in blue) and BIA Coordinator Laura McIness enjoyed the company of some furry friends during Maplefest, hosted by the Port Elgin BIA March 24 in Coulter Parkette.

the littlesThe Little family after feasting on a breakfast of champions made by the Lions Club of Port Elgin and their team of volunteers March 24 at the inaugural Maplefest festival. From left, Chad, Olivia, Erin and Harper Little; with cousin Andrea Little, Finn and Ian McHaig.

kin clubThe Saugeen Shores Kin Club took a break from making maple cotton candy to enjoy some pancakes during Maplefest March 24. From left, Janet Crampton, Dave Mensher, Chuck Sercan and Christine Mensher.

politiciansVolunteer Tracey Jackman (left), Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith, Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb and Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson manned the many grills during the pancake breakfast at the Port Elgin BIA’s inaugural Maplefest March 24.

mike nancyFor Mike and Nancy Smith there was nothing batter than a pancake breakfast.

teddyTeddy Charbonneau (left) was all smiles with his family at the inaugural Maplefest festival in Coulter Parkette March 24.

minersAbby and Russell Miner, owners of Miner’s Maple Syrup, provided the 15 4 litre jugs of syrup for the Lions Club’s pancake breakfast.

cancarveThe sound of wood carving by CanCarve could be heard throughout the bustling activity at Maplefest March 24.