Saturday, October 06, 2007


Thanksgiving is a time when we can formally recognize and give thanks for the obvious and more abstract things that shape our lives here in

The first recognized Canadian thanksgiving was held in 1578, at least forty years earlier than that of our friends to the south. In a misguided attempt to discover a northern passage to the Orient, English explored Martin Forbisher succeeded in establishing a settlement in New Foundland. In order to give thanks for surviving the arduous sea journey, Frobisher celebrated with a harvest feast.

The Parlament of Canada, formally declared the second Monday of October as a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

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