Nanaimo RCMP Const. Martin Mindel helps Addison Armstrong with a fake tattoo at Beban Auditorium in Nanaimo during the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre D’Erable Saturday.

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Martin Mindel helps Addison Armstrong with a fake tattoo at Beban Auditorium in Nanaimo during the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre D’Erable Saturday.

Francophone fun

NANAIMO – Crowds celebrated francophone culture during the annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre D'Erable Saturday.

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Martin Mindel helps Addison Armstrong with a fake tattoo at Beban Auditorium in Nanaimo during the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre D’Erable Saturday.

The annual billingual event celebrates francophone culture and draws inspiration from the maple sugar shacks in Quebec.