October 9, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

Because we worked hard to get Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner published in plenty of time for Thanksgiving in Canada, and included Canadian-friendly metric measurements, I take a keen interest in how Canadians will be celebrating the holiday today. To be sure, Canada doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving on the same scale as the United States, and of course there’s no huge parade or major sporting event to bring the family together (in front of the TV). But that doesn’t mean Canadians don’t know how to make the most of Thanksgiving.

According to reliable sources, some Canadians will be watching a turkey roast on TV today, while others will be fantasizing about serving Thanksgiving dinner to Stephen King. Well, that sounds fabulous. I hope that you’re able to find a few spare moments to eat a nice dinner too, and remember all the things you have to be thankful for—such as the fact that you live in a country where simple pleasures are still appreciated.

3 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving, Canada”

  1. Cris said:

    The best part about Canadian Thanksgiving (vs the US variety)…. The day is optional. Down south, you have the turkey on Thursday, it’s just a given. But here, you can have the turkey on Sat, Sun or Mon – depending on family commitments, soccer games, etc. So of course those true turkey fans among us just use this as a good excuse to have several Thanksgivings!

  2. Joe Kissell said:

    Cris: Ah, very clever. I’d be happy to attend Thanksgiving dinner on three consecutive days…as long as I don’t have to cook all three!