A historical twist to Canadian Thanksgiving

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By Margot Thomas


OCTOBER  is just around the corner and with it Canadian Thanksgiving which not only comes earlier in the year than that of the neighboring United States, but also pre-dates it by a few years.

The first Thanksgiving on Canadian soil was in 1578 when Martin Frobisher and the survivors of the fleet that he led on his third attempt to find a Northwest passage gave thanks for their survival in the icy north where a bay still bears his name.

The celebration was without the turkeys associated with the Pilgrim Fathers celebration, but as loyalists fled to Canada they took the turkey tradition with them, and on Saturday October 10 the festive bird will be the center piece of a lavish buffet at a Thanksgiving Celebration  organized by The CanadaPLUS Club  at the Miramar Intercontinental.

For  Canadians it will be the first opportunity to meet newly arrived Canadian Ambassador Anna Karine Asselin, who will share the head table  with the ambassador’s of Canada’s two founding nations,The  UK and France.

The club has members from 25 countries including  the USA, and many of them will be there to enjoy the feasting, the open wine bar, dancing  and some gentle ribbing from US stand-up comedian and author Jerry Gillies, who will also conduct an auction to raise funds for the staging of this year’s Carols by Candlelight Concert, with bid-items including return direct flights to Toronto and  Montreal by Copa Airlines.

There will be a host of door prizes, good company and with a third of the seats already reserved, a full house.
So if you want to be part of the fun, it’s time to get cracking.

The price is $65 members, $75 non members

Tables of 10 may be reserved prior to September 28

Reservations at 225-3860 or 6619-6890 or email clubcanadaplus@gmail.com

See you there

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