Maple Syrup for Soldiers

maple syrup 833We are a neighbourhood and also are proud Canadians. In that context, we support the Maple Syrup for Soldiers programme developed by one of our supporters, Wayne Krangle. Maple Syrup for Soldiers produces and sells traditional maple syrup; the proceeds are donated to help Canadian soldiers who have been injured and need help. The story of this endeavour is set out below.

All-Natural Canadian Maple Syrup for Wounded Warriors

Soon after Wayne Krangle’s son, Corporal Chuck Krangle, returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he passed on a special book to his father: Fifteen Days by Christie Blatchford, in which she describes the incredible spirit, valor and determination of men and women serving Canada in Afghanistan.

Wayne was so moved by the content that he decided to contribute to the ongoing welfare of the wounded soldiers from this recent mission; soldiers who are now facing a life challenged by both physical and emotional disabilities.

With an inspired heart and determined mind, Wayne turned to the hundreds of sugar maple trees on his country property in the Haliburton Highlands, just waiting to be tapped, and got an idea! After being taught the tricks of the trade, acquiring specialized gear and camping out for months, he tapped into nature’s delicious gift, Canadian maple syrup.

This ‘liquid gold’ was brewed outside the cabin in an open fire, the old fashioned way like the Pioneers used to do it. The exposure to all the elements, including snow, rain and fire gives this maple syrup a unique, rich and robust flavour with a hint of smoke. It takes 40 litres of sap just to make one litre of maple syrup. It is a whole lot of work, but nothing compared to serving on behalf of Canada in far-off places.

All of the proceeds from the sale of his maple syrup, less the costs of production, are going to the Wounded Warriors fund, specially created to help our Canadian heroes and their families deal with their extraordinary issues.

To purchase a bottle of Maple Syrup for Soldiers, please contact Wayne Krangle at 416-402-6335 or at wayne@urbancottager.com. The minimum suggested donation is $16 for one 250 ml bottle. If 3 or more bottles are ordered, the minimum suggested donation is $15 per bottle.

You can get more information and also donate directly at www.woundedwarriors.ca

Reviews for Maple Syrup for Soldiers

“If there was ‘liquid gold’ this would be it. The smoke from an open fire infuses a rich, robust flavour into the syrup. If you are lucky enough to get some of the limited supply, it should be appreciated and enjoyed.”
- Bonnie Stern, food writer for The National Post