02 May 2016
May 2, 2016

EMSF51, a sweet success!

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The 51st annual Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival has come to a close. The weather was phenomenal, and attendance was spectacular with record crowds. Many thanks to all our dedicated volunteers, vendors, local businesses, residents , visitors and Springwater Township for their continued partnership along with our local maple syrup producers. Without you we could not savour the sweet taste of success.

See you next year, our 52nd Annual on Saturday April 29th, 2017.

John Savage, 2016 Festival President

02 May 2016
May 2, 2016

EDHS Bursary

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image1Friday evening at the Variety Night Show we had the pleasure to honour Mr Louis Lefaive, EDHS Music Teacher for his acclaimed contributions to the festival. Delighted to announce the Maple Syrup Committee has created an annual EDHS graduation bursary in his name. Thank you for twenty tremendous years.

19 Apr 2016
April 19, 2016

2016 EMSF Youth Awards

April 19, 2016 0 Comment

Do you know a youth who makes a noteworthy contribution to our community? Nominate them today. Deadline for the 2016 Youth Awards has been extended to April 22. More info under our event info. Check it out!!!


29 Mar 2015
March 29, 2015

2015 Festival Digest

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 Have you picked up your copy of the 50th ANNUAL digest yet ?  Look for them today, available at local business, Springwater Township Office & Ontario Travel Center in Barrie.  Many thanks to the Advertising & Digest team along with the graphic design talents from Hi-Rez Graphics, we think this edition is our best yet. EMSF_Digest_275_15

29 Mar 2015
March 29, 2015

Commemorative Button Draw

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2015 LogoPick up a commemorative numbered button at the festival for an opportunity to win one of the great prizes being drawn throughout the day.* Limited quantity,  first come first serve.  See you soon!

14 Mar 2015
March 14, 2015

2015 Youth Awards

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Youth Awards. Nominate a youth you believe makes a difference in our community. Online Forms will be available until the end of the day on April 12, 2015

02 Mar 2015
March 2, 2015

Only 54 days to go!

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Goodbye February, Hellooo March!  Only 54 more days until the 50th Annual Maple Syrup Festival here in Elmvale. We have been busy preparing and excited to celebrate, are you?  Circle Saturday April 25th, 2015 on your calendar.  We’ll see you soon.

08 Oct 2014
October 8, 2014

1st Organizing Meeting of 2015’s Festival – Tues. Oct. 21

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All Welcome, join us!  Planning meetings takes place on the 3rd tuesday of every month at the Elmvale Masonic Lodge commencing Tuesday October 21, 2014.  Interested in becoming a member of the board? email us at info@emsf.ca See you there!


20 Jun 2014
June 20, 2014

Congratulations Team

June 20, 2014 0 Comment

CongratsJerry10438520_303308286505423_8488144130488289855_nIt is an honour to receive this award. Each year a dedicated group of volunteers work long hours to pull together an event that we can be proud of. It is through these efforts that we are able to raise money to support so many great organizations and groups in our community.
This award pays tribute to each and every volunteer. Thank you & congratulations team!

Jerry Rebidoux, Festival President


16 Jun 2014
June 16, 2014

2014 Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Award

June 16, 2014 0 Comment

FES-logoIt’s an honour to announce EMSF has been selected to receive a 2014 Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Award on June 19th. This award recognizes the longstanding support, contributions and ongoing partnership with Springwater’s Fire & Emergency Services. Thank you Springwater Fire for the nomination! http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1373837/elmvale-maple-syrup-festival-committee-to-receive-fire-safety-award

Jerry Rebidoux, Festival President

11 Jun 2014
June 11, 2014

Help Wanted! Volunteer opportunities available

June 11, 2014 0 Comment
image“Did you know, EMSF now falls on the last Saturday of April annually?
That’s easier to remember, right? 

Planning is already underway for next year, 50th Annual. Interested in joining the team? For more information, including the opportunity to become a member of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors, contact us at info@emsf.ca. New Faces Welcome!! 

Jenn, EMSF Media & Communications Coordinator

11 Jun 2014
June 11, 2014

2014’s Festival comes to a close

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With the Awards banquet behind us the 2014’s festival has now come to a close. Sincere thanks  to the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Women’s League for graciously hosting and serving such a delicious meal last night, much appreciated.

It never ceases to amaze me, the power of community partnerships and EMSF’s positive contributions. It’s what strong communities are built on, proud to be part of it. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Jerry Rebidoux, Festival President

03 May 2014
May 3, 2014

Thank you to all!

May 3, 2014 0 Comment

FoodlandThe 49th annual is now behind us. Despite the weather we persevered, and greeted our guests with enthusiasm and friendly hometown hospitality. Before turning our attention to next year, may we first extend our appreciation to the community and all our volunteer helpers for their combined efforts in putting this day together. Along with sincere thanks to our Sponsors and Partners whose financial support contributes to the success of this community fundraising event especially Elmvale Foodland for their generous donation to our Pancake House.

Jerry Rebidoux,
President, EMSF Committee

03 May 2014
May 3, 2014

Youth Award Recipients, 2014

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Congratulations Rowan K, Nicole M, Jennifer O, Tavish R, and Laura U for receiving the 2014 EMSF Youth Awards in recognition for their dedication to others, and outstanding contributions to our community.

Award presentation was held April 25 at EDHS during the Maple Syrup Festival kick off concert & variety night. Presented by Mayor Linda Collins, Alyssa Polan (2013 Festival Ambassador) & myself, Jerry Rebidoux Festival President.

26 Mar 2014
March 26, 2014

Prizes For Plans

March 26, 2014 0 Comment

Escape plan pic with sparkyPleased to support “Prizes for Plans” initiative presented by the Springwater Fire Department.  Visit their prevention booth at the festival, show them a copy of your home “Escape Plan” and recieve a prize. Plus supplies will be on hand to help, if you haven’t already created one.  See you April 26th.

Jerry Rebidoux, Festival President

14 Mar 2014
March 14, 2014

Youth Awards

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Highlighting a few changes that are bound to create plenty of buzz. We are pleased to introduce the New EMSF Youth Awards, replacing the former Youth Ambassadors Contest. For more information scroll to “Youth Awards” under the Events Tab. Happy nominating folks!

13 Mar 2014
March 13, 2014

Fresh New Look

March 13, 2014 0 Comment

Only 43 days until the 49th Annual Festival. Thanks to the dedication and efforts of the 2014 Organizing Committee planning is well underway. You may have noticed our website has a fresh new look. Despite still being under construction, festival information is easier to access & up to date to better serve your browsing needs. In the meantime as we complete the finishing touches, we appreciate your patience!

Jerry Rebidoux, Festival President