To Our Canadian Friends,
Happy 150th birthday Canada! We hope that you enjoy your holiday weekend and this milestone celebration.
In upstate New York, we have a strong orientation overall to the north vs. to the south. Many times, as we explain to our stateside friends where Malone, NY is, “near Canada” usually always enters the description. We have a bi-national bond here that can be seen daily, whether through familial ties to the north or Canadian tourism in our region.
This bond is seen through the proud display of the Canadian flag across our region and at our mountain. We cherish our historic and continuing relationship and we join in the celebration of this great anniversary. We thank Canadians for being special neighbors, friends, and family to those in Malone and here at Titus Mountain.
In celebration, we wanted to let you know some of the things that we love most about our Northern Neighbors.
Who would have ever thought that cheese and gravy on French fries would be the ultimate ski cuisine? Our Canadian friends, that’s who. Poutine was born in the 1950s in rural Quebec and the French fry game has never been the same thanks to you guys.
We may put our own spin on the dish, from Kickin’ Chicken Fries here at Titus or the Smoked Brisket Poutine at our sister restaurant, Mo’s Pub & Grill, but one thing remains the same: we are forever fans of this dish.
2. Your love of Maple Syrup
There is no denying that our friends north of the border aren’t shy when it comes to using maple syrup as a flavoring. And we love you even more for it.
Perhaps this is because we have our own maple operation here on the mountain (long live Moon Valley Maple) and your fondness of maple helps us move a lot of Maple Cotton Candy and Maple Margaritas!
People joke about Canada being cold and we’re no strangers to that in our neck of the woods either, so your invention of hockey helps us get through the colder months (when we’re not skiing, of course). We have awesome hockey programs in this area and we’re thankful that whether kids are skiing or skating, they are getting some winter exercise!
This wouldn’t be a complete love list if we didn’t add the people of Canada to it. You guys are great! From your constant trips across the border to get your ski on and your love of our mountain, we wouldn’t be the same place without you.
So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
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