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#1 flyfish

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:33 PM

Actually, I've been wearing shorts this week - quite unusual for Ottawa in October.

I'll be spending the weekend doing the usual: turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake at the in-laws; games of monster chiller horror Trivial Pursuit; trying to keep over-refreshed family members from killing each other.

Any special goings-on for other Canucks on the board?

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:50 PM

How did Canadian Thanksgiving start? Did you learn about it through American TV?
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 05:07 PM

How did Canadian Thanksgiving start? Did you learn about it through American TV?

Er, no :wub:

American Thanksgiving (as you probably know) is a continuation of the traditional celebration of the harvest festivals observed in Europe for centuries. Many countries have some form of this. Ours happens earlier than the US one because our harvest is typically earlier.

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#4 Leslie

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 06:17 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Fly!

Thanksgiving in Canada

Canadians trace the holiday to a feast held by Martin Frobisher in Newfoundland in 1578. It is also probable that American loyalists who emigrated to Canada after American independence brought with them many of their Thanksgiving traditions.

The Thanksgiving celebration was held occasionally in English areas of British North America in the eighteenth century, especially in Nova Scotia. The holiday rose to much greater prominence with the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution. The holiday became entrenched in English Canadian society. In 1879 Canada's parliament declared Thanksgiving to be a national secular holiday. This date was moved several times, finally being set on its current date in 1957.



#5 Suzanne F

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:20 PM

Happy Thanksgiving 2011.

Or do you guys use a different year system?


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#6 Adrian

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

Thanks! Posting here while working on the meal. Turkey from Cumbraem 'natch.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#7 Sneakeater

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

What exactly are you guys thankful for?
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

KIDDING
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

They're thankful that they're not US citizens.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:39 PM

We had traditional turkey dinner last night with my mom, which included 4 bottles of wine for 3 people...one of which was driving. Ahhhh tradition! Tonight, T and I are having prime rib with local farm carrots, potatoes from the same farm and a lovely bottle of Italian wine. We are starting a tradition of having our own Thanksgiving as well as a family one. Of course, since he's actually an American,we can celebrate again in November.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:05 PM

No beer brined roast muskrat, this year?

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#12 Sneakeater

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:02 PM

They're thankful that they're not US citizens.


Touche.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:07 PM

I live in the Canadian Prairies. I'm thankful it hasn't started snowing yet.

We had rib-eye steak (medium rare, thank you very much) with more traditional Thanksgiving sides. Hate turkey (and most stuffings), but I like everything else!

I also have Dorie Greenspan's Cranberry Upside Downer, but I accidentally used 3 cups of cranberries instead of two. Lots of tartness going on in there!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:30 PM

Your menus sounded delicious!
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