More on Flin Flon: Saucisse de Flin Flon
A Journey into Flin Flon, Manitoba/Saskatchewan
In our last post, we spoke of the origins of the name Flin Flon.
But there is more about Flin Flon that we wanted to share with you beyond its name and its ties to hockey.
For example, we found it interesting that in the 1950s, Flin Flon flirted with independence from Manitoba. According to a piece in Macleans, the Flin Flon Chamber of Commerce very briefly considered a proposal to carve out a large chunk of northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to form a new province, to be called Pre-Cambria.
And, Flin Flon has in recent times it has earned for itself a unique position in the Prairie culinary scene with hybrid meals. An example is a hometown specialty: Toulouse Sausages and Chips “Saucisse de Flin Flon” (Flin Flon Sausage), a variation of Saucisse de Toulouse which is a type of sausage originating in the southwest of France. The saucisse is traditionally made with intestines and fatty pork, and commonly includes wine. It is as a nod to the French colonial beginnings of the region and is served up with a side of poutine to celebrate important days like Canada Day.