Blueberries Bountiful at ECNHS on Saturday

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Brendan McShane offers blueberry cheescake at ECNHS Blueberry Tea. Aug. 12,2017

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 was all about blueberries in the Summer Kitchen at Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site. With over 100 guests attending the pancake breakfast in the morning and well over 100 guests at the afternoon tea, ECNHS was the place to be for a healthy dose of anti-oxidants mixed with sweet treats.

In the Discovery Centre’s main atrium, Warren McFadden was demonstrating stamina and skills, performing a traditional Metis Broom Dance as folks waited for their turn to head over to the Old Stone House.

A welcoming committee of three musketeers, Ken Woods, Steve Scott and Rod Montgomery, thrilled guests as they walked through the beautiful lawns and gardens in front of The Old Stone House.

Sault youngster, James Socchia – age 10 yrs., counted down the three gentlemen as they fired off a shot of gunpowder. James was attending the blueberry social with his family.

Jami van Haaften, Heritage site Board member and volunteer told saultonline that the morning event was busy, with several people placed on a waiting list. By the end of the Blueberry Pancake breakfast, everyone on the waiting list had made it through to the Old Stone House summer kitchen and were able to find a seat at a table.

Thank goodness for  that – and for blueberries.