The first day of the conference went splendidly and I capped the evening by taking a large group of Canadian and American scientists to their first "cabane a sucre". Think of it as a maple sugar farm when we partake in a traditional end-of-winter meal composed of the four traditional food groups: fat, sugar, salt and alcohol. This shot was taken through one of the large wine bottles that were filled with maple syrup...which we were expected to sprinkle on "everything". The silouette on the right is our esteemed keynote speaker on his way to the dance floor. We washed it down with several pitchers of "caribou", a mixture of red wine, white wine, blueberry liquor and scotch that is supposed to keep you warm but will also make you wish that you were dead the morning after.
Everyone had a blast.
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