La Grande Coulee Maple Man Visits Warburg School
Tuesday, January 8th, was a special day at Warburg School as our Kindergarten to Grade 12 students enjoyed a 55 minute presentation dear to our Canadian cultural heritage. Rene Turmel, also known as The Maple Man, brought his French-Canadian traditions to entertain and educate our students.
The Maple Man showed how to play the spoons and each student was given a set to play along. Step-dancing marionettes moved to the sound of the wooden spoons played by students.
Traditional French-Canadian dance recreating the atmosphere of a sugaring-off party and rigadoons-which is a lively French folk dance-were played on the Maple Man’s violin. With accordion accompaniment by Grade 12 student, Glenda Mueller.
The audience was also shown the tradition of pulling of maple taffy on a bed of snow, and given a taste of this maple goodness.
Our staff and students enjoyed this cultural adventure with the Maple Man very much, and we are very thankful to our Parent School Council for providing us the opportunity to bring La Grande Coulee to our school.