SP NCR Sub-Group Spring Networking Event: 2020 Maple Fest

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Where: Proulx Maple and Berry Farm, 1865 O'Toole Rd, Cumberland, Ontario

Tel:  613-833-2417  http://proulxberryfarm.com/maplefest-brunch/



Your SP NCR Sub-Group Executive is pleased to invite you and members of your immediate family to the 2020 SP-NCR Maple Fest. This networking event is to allow SP NCR Sub-Group members working at different worksites in the NCR, and their families to meet, discuss our common goals and share ideas, while also enjoying a fun-filled day of activities at a picturesque rural Ontario setting.


It will also be an opportunity for our Sub-Group members to celebrate 100th anniversary of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which turned 100 on February 6, 2020. 




  • 09:15 AM – 10:00 AM Registration and orientation 
  • 09:30 AM – 11:00 PM Pancake brunch inside the heated canteen shack 
  • 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM Other activities at your own pace on a first come first served basis, including: 
    • Maple bush tour (recognize maple trees, equipment, tapping demo, etc.) 
    • Maple production shack tour and syrup sampling 
    • Maple taffy tasting
    • Wagon ride - horse or tractor drawn
    • Small animal petting farm



Please complete the attached registration form and submit it to Dr. Shamil Cathum Shamil.cathum@canada.ca) by March 18, 2020.


Driving Directions (from Downtown Ottawa)

Get on Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 E. Take Innes Rd all the way to O'Toole Rd and turn left to your destination. Please consult Google maps for additional details/options.


Clothing Tips

The temperatures can vary, even between your home and our location.  Depending on the time of year, the grounds can be a combination of snow & slush in the winter and mud, grass and the last remnants of snow in the spring.  Please come prepared to enjoy your outdoor adventure and dress accordingly. 


SP-NCR Sub Group Executive