Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue

Durham Region’s ONLY
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital

Welcome to Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue, Durham Region’s ONLY Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital; we are licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and Canadian Wildlife Services to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured, abandoned, and orphaned wildlife. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild.


    • Learning how to bandage teddy bears
    • How to feed a baby animals station
    • Nutrition Matching Games
    • Skulls, Pelts, and other various animal artifacts
    • Flip & Match Games Associated with wildlife rehabilitation
    • How to help wildlife in your own backyard.


  • Saturday: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm  each show is approximately 30-45 minutes
  • Sunday: 10:15am, 12:15pm and 2:15pm  each show is approximately 30-45 minutes

Salem Alpacas

Welcome to Salem Alpacas

Salem Alpacas is a Premier Ontario breeder of high quality alpacas. Beginning with only three breeding females in 2000, we are now home to over 30 huacaya alpacas, having at times, over 70 alpacas on the farm.

About Our Farm

Salem Alpacas has been in operation since 2000. It was intended to simply be a hobby farm, for the enjoyment of family and friends.

As new alpaca breeders we joined the Alpaca Ontario association in its start up stage and as such became a founding member. Over the years we have participated in alpaca shows, educational seminars and events. Kathleen had the privilege of serving 2 years as Advertising Director and then a term as President of Alpaca Ontario.

The farm is situated on 25 picturesque acres, which was originally set up for horses. Over the years things have evolved, changed, grown and at times taken over without necessarily planning for it. With 2 additions to the barn, it is now a home to over 40 huacaya alpacas. What was once our hay field has now become fenced pasture. As the alpaca population has grown on the farm so have our products and services. We are a multi-faceted operation, with the participation of family from multiple generations, friends, farm helpers, and co-op students.

Vendor Rules and Regulations 2023


On behalf of Festival Committee, we welcome you to the annual Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival and hope for a successful event, both for our visitors but also for you, our exhibitors and vendors. Below are some basic rules and regulations that will secure we all can co-exist and achieve our objectives during the festival.

While all precaution will be taken to guard against loss of equipment or display material, the Festival Committee will not assume any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind. Exhibitors and vendors must have adequate liability insurance and to insure their goods and/or equipment against any damage or loss.

Contract and payment must be received in full prior to festival deadline.

The Exhibitor may not under any circumstance sublet all or any portion of their booth space rented under the terms of this contract. No knives, guns, pornographic or any offensive material is allowed. Space number and location will be provided at festival registration on respective set-up date. Booth space not occupied by 9:00 a.m. will be re-sold immediately. NO refunds will be given.

Booths are on a hard surface and require weights to hold them down. 50 pounds per corner is recommended. If a booth is having a generator it has to be an untra-quiet model.

Booth must be staffed during all hours of operation. Hydro is not provided but may be arranged by vendors with local stores. Movement of cars is not allowed in the festival area during the hours of operation. In case where sound and or video equipment is used, Exhibitor is required to ensure that there is no disturbance to neighboring exhibitors.

Tear-down of booth or exhibitor area must not commence prior to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 3:00 pm on Sunday. Booth must be torn down between the festival days as River Street and Church Street are open to public traffic after hours.

Food vendors must comply with regulations of Durham Region’s Health Department, and obtain permit no later than 15 days prior to the event. Guidelines and applications can be provided upon request. Only locally made syrup may be sold. Beverage may be sold in plastic or paper cups, or cans. No glass bottles are allowed.

The Exhibitor agrees to observe all Fire Regulations and maintain acceptable Fire Prevention practices as required by the Sunderland Fire Department. There is no smoking allowed indoors. Smoking is confined to the designated smoking area outside.

All vendors are encouraged to act in an environmentally responsible way in terms of minimizing waste, recycle material where possible, and minimizing energy consumption. All recycled material and refuse must be placed in the respective bins provided.

There will be NO refund of vendor fee for cancellation less than 14 days prior to the Festival.

Vendors must comply with the Festival rules as stated. Failure to do so may lead to immediate expulsion at the discretion of the Festival committee and will result in automatic refusal of space to Exhibitor in subsequent years.

Vendor and Exhibitor Registration Form 2024

  • Cost of 10’ x 10’ space (6×8 to 10×8 indoors) is $100.00 for the weekend or $55.00 per day. Double space $200.00
  • Set-up time 7:00 to 9:00 am, please do not start setting up until you have been given your spot
  • Vehicles will not be allowed on River St. Church St. or Park St. Vendor Parking will be assigned
  • Vendors not set up with vehicles off the street by 9:00 am may forfeit their space.
  • Preference given to two-day bookings.


    1. Please complete this application form below and submit
    2. Make your cheque payable to Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
      payment due by January 31, 2024, or upon registration after February 1, 2024
    3. Payments may be eTransferred to
      or mail cheque to Donna Beattie, Unit 2-120 Main St. N., Uxbridge, ON L9P 1C7
    4. View Vendor Rules and Regulations

Lawn Tractor Pull

an Exciting Annual Event

The 4-H Club’s Lawn Tractor Pull is one of the favourite annual events at the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival.

This year the action gets underway at 11:30 on Sunday,  at the corner of Albert St. near River St.

The lawn tractors are modified by the 4-H members themselves, and designed to pull weighted sleds. The SMSF event will be a demonstration only, but it’s good practice for the 4-H kids who will be entering competitions later in the year.

This attraction is lots of fun for visitors to watch, and even more fun for the competitors!

Jeff Taylor

Sunderland Tractor Pull 2013

We do things a bit different in the north. This is the 4H tractor pull from the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival on April 7, 2013.

Pizza Eating Contest

Attack Your Slices

Sunday April 3 – 11:00 am
Pizza Eating Contest sponsored by Two Brothers Pizza
$5 entry fee. 20 contestants maximum.
In front of the Two Brothers Pizza.

The winner receives a ribbon and a year’s worth of bragging rights.


  • There will be a separate category for kids
  • Contestants must not touch PIZZA until the start signal
  • Must consume all slices to be counted
  • 5 contestants at a time will be given slices of pizza
  • First to finish their slices wins that round
  • Visible signs of sickness will result in disqualification
  • The first round winners then will have a final round to pick the winner.

Entry Fee: $5:00 per person

All Contestants Enter at their OWN RISK

Registration for this event no later than Saturday at 11:00 in front of Two Brothers Pizza to receive final instructions.

We look forward to seeing you and GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

Pizza Eating Contest 2022

2019 Photos – Pizza and Pancake Eating Contests

2018 Photos
Our first annual Pizza Eating Contest winners, Quinn (Kids Division) and Chad (Adults Division)! 🍕🥇Great job to all of our participants today! A special thank you goes out to our sponsor, Two Brothers Pizza.

Sunderland Freemasons – King Edward Lodge #464

This men’s “fraternity” is a group of residents who are over 21 years of age and believe in “a supreme being.” The group holds regular meetings and provides help in the Sunderland community when requested. The Sunderland Masons have been involved in the Maple Syrup Festival for 24 years. In fact, the late Brother Cliff Foulds was one of the founding members. Every year, the Masons cook sausage and pancakes during the Festival. Each breakfast consists of two large pancakes, three sausages, maple syrup from Harlane Farms, and a beverage. There are child-size portions available as well, and diners can opt for extra syrup and drinks at an additional charge.

Over the years, Lodge members have been involved in the MasoniChip Program – CHIP ( child help identify program – hosted in the basement of the Lodge during the Festival for a couple of years), which works for seniors as well; the Sunderland Music Festival (donate toward a trophy); Durham Police – donated to a Digital speed limit board (information)coming to town a few years ago; a bursary to a graduating student at Brock High School (who contributed the most to the community); donated toward the Skateboard Park at the Sunderland Arena; assisted with the Lindsay Armoury Bouncy Castle Event; sponsored Local (Sunderland) kids hockey team for a few years; school Healthy Snack Program (donated money for some years); and delivered Meals on Wheels for some time. This vibrant organization continues to enhance the quality of life for all Sunderland residents.

For more information, contact Josh Storry at

King Edward Lodge No. 464
5 Albert St
Sunderland, ON