about Maple Moon
Maple Moon Web Design Inc. is owned and run by Lorraine McNulty, who moved from England with her family to Port Perry, Ontario in July 2004. She has been developing websites since 1992.
She has a background in science with an Honours Degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Her career started with laboratory roles in the Pharmaceutical & Water Treatment industries. and then she moved into Technical Sales & Support for a major analytical instrument manufacturer. After that, she on the role of Recruitment Consultant in the Scientific Industry prior to starting her own Web Design company in 1992. Lorraine has extensive experience in designing successful websites for solopreneurs and small to medium sized businesses. and consequently her company has won the Readers Choice Award for Best Web Design Company for the last 13 years.
In her spare time she plays the saxophone and plays hockey in the local ladies’ league. She also competes in a Dragon Boat Festival every year to raise funds for breast cancer research. She has two sons who are both avid golfers and who both play competitive golf at a national and international level. Her youngest son is currently studying in the USA on a golf scholarships and playing NCAA Division 1 golf whilst her eldest has just graduated with a Communications Major.
Why Maple Moon?
Living on the shores of Lake Scugog we get spectacular sunrises and moon rises. It just so happened that one night whilst trying to decide on a name for the new Canadian company the moon rose majestically over Lake Scugog. It had an eerie maple colour to it and the rest, as they say, is history!
“Maple Moon” is what the Ojibwa called the magic time in early spring from mid-March to mid-April when, depending on weather conditions, the mighty maple trees gave up their sweet elixir.
An Iroquois legend tells of piercing the bark of a maple tree and using the sweet water which emerged to cook venison. As a result, that accident is said to have established the culinary tradition of maple-cured meats. Natives passed on to the first settlers the skill of tapping trees to obtain sap, and of boiling it to reduce it to sweet syrup or sugar slabs, which could be stored for later use.
The settlers liked the tradition and results so much they passed it on down the line with the ultimate result that, with refinements, “sugaring off” remains an Eastern Ontario rural rite of passage from winter into spring.