Canada Thanksgiving

Five Things You Might Not Know About American Thanksgiving

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Turkey Day is upon us, and millions of Americans will be getting together with family and friends for food, football, and fun. Lots of food, actually. The average American will ingest an estimated 4,500 calories on that one day. Here are more facts about (American) Thanksgiving. Or as we call it in Canada: Thursday.

How Does One Celebrate Thanksgivukkah Anyway?

CP | Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.That's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel...

Giving Thanks for the Lives of Our Animal and Human Friends

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

Three weeks ago, a small miracle took place in Hay River, Northwest Territories: Loki, a semi-feral northern Canadian dog was brought into safety just short of the September 30 deadline to get him "off the streets" (i.e., shoot him). As we celebrate this particular Thanksgiving, I am deeply grateful to all who went to such lengths to save his precious life.

Giving Thanks for Edelman's Little Give

Caroline Mulroney Lapham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Caroline Mulroney Lapham

This summer I received an amazing email. Earlene Tang, Account Director for Edelman, a global PR firm, wrote me to ask if the Shoebox Project for Shelters would be interested in being one of their partners in its corporate social responsibility program called the "Little Give."

This Year, I'm Giving Thanks for My Union

Jerry Dias | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

This year I'm thankful for things like a good home and a family to share it with, and the ability to provide for that family and to help our children pursue the opportunities in their lives. I'm also thankful for having been a member of a union which made all that possible. But for this year, too many families are struggling in low-paying and precarious jobs that make it difficult -- if not impossible -- to provide a decent standard of living for their loved ones.

More than a Food Bank

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Food banks started in Canada many years ago as what is often described as a "band-aid solution" to the growing issue of hunger. Food banks were supposed to be temporary, local groups that fed the poor, while the government developed the official resolution to this societal problem. Unfortunately, this resolution was never found, and food banks are now a staple in each corner of Canada. Believe me when I say that food banks do not want to be in business. As a provincial association, a large part of our focus is on advocating on behalf of food banks and the clients that we serve. There is a reason that people are hungry, and it is not because of a lack of food in this country.

Everything I'm Thankful For This Year

Jane Blaufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

As I plan the menu for Sunday's meal and gaze out the window at the leaves turning their brilliant red, orange and yellow colours I cannot help but think how lucky I am for the life I live and it turned my thoughts to what I am thankful for.

LOOK: Reasons We Celebrated Thanksgiving In The Past

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada

Sometimes the government of Canada does beautiful and majestic things, like keeping a record of all the official reasons we've celebrated Thanksgiving...

10 Wines For Thanksgiving

Natalie MacLean | Posted 12.11.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

When it comes to turkey, you want a wine that's juicy and mouth-watering since the bird can be a little dry (at least, at our house, it is). You also want lots of berry flavour to mix and match with the side dishes, such as cranberry sauce, stuffing and mashed potatoes.

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Brian Simpson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

LOOK: Things We Wish Americans Knew About Canadian Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Brace yourself, America, because the following two facts may cause a rift between our two great countries and even the space-time continuum itself: Ca...

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Playlist: 30 Songs To Eat Turkey To

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Music

Thanksgiving falls on Monday, Oct. 14 this year and what better way to say "thanks" than through song? So we've compiled a Turkey Day playlist tha...

SavvyMom Roundup: Concussions, Thanksgiving and Sinead vs. Miley

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Concussions, Thanksgiving, a runaway kid, Sinead and Miley and BlissDom all caught my attention this week. 1. I'll tell you what has caught most of...

6 Ways to UnDiet Your Thanksgiving

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Getting excited about Thanksgiving? There's nothing more healthful than sitting down with friends and family for a home-cooked meal... just so long as that meal doesn't involve deep-fried turkey and marshmallow casserole. (Eeww. Seriously?!?!) It's super easy to turn Thanksgiving into a health-promoting delicious holiday without becoming the crunchy granola hippie of the family.

Have a Credit-Friendly Turkey Day

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Does Thanksgiving dinner leave you feeling like a turkey? Hosting dinner for friends and family can leave you feeling thankful, but let's face it, putting on a Thanksgiving spread isn't exactly cheap! But what if there were a way to cook for a crowd without spending a bundle this year? With these tips you can have a fun, festive and frugal holiday dinner without sacrificing taste or quality.

Eight Great Winery Destinations Right Here in Canada | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Travel

Whether you are a connoisseur or are just looking for something new to do over a long weekend, these destinations are sure to provide a getaway with amazing views, exceptional wine, and new discoveries of some of Canada's hidden gems. Here are eight unmissable winery destinations...

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Once a person internalizes what it means to be grateful, fresh opportunities pop up, barriers to change disappear, and new relationships become possible. Here are five ways to learn and practice gratitude.

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

For me, becoming vegetarian has been a slow journey of personal discovery and growth. But turkey dinner at Christmas and at Thanksgiving was one of the final carnivorous traditions I held on to -- I could avoid meat all year it seemed, but on these particular holidays I gave in and celebrated "turkey day." This year I plan to try something new and start my own tradition.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Make Them Your Meal

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Family events can be tough and you don't have to be a vegetarian or a vegan to recognize that the typical Thanksgiving meal is heavy. My best advice, therefore, is to stick with the side dishes. Choose carefully and load up on the lighter options, taking small portions of the heavier, more decadent delights. Here are some of my favourite Thanksgiving Feast creations -- season appropriate, taste-bud delighting and wonderfully health promoting.

This Thanksgiving, Consider Those Who Are Hungry in Canada

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

We are one day away from the Thanksgiving long weekend. For many Canadian families this is all about gathering around a dinner table, laden with delicious vegetables, succulent turkeys and elaborate pastries. However, this Thanksgiving weekend, thousands of Canadians will go hungry.

You Can Have Your Pumpkin Pie and Drink it Too

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I am super excited about the upcoming holiday season. I am already plotting my meals for the cold nights ahead, and Thanksgiving menu ideas have been long taking up space in the far back regions of my noggin. It's nice to sip up dessert in a cup. Feels naughty and nice all at the same time, right? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can have your cake -- err, pie -- and drink it too! Just make it at home and avoid all those nasty added sugars and fake fillers! Here's how.

Six Dishes That Will Be on my Table This Thanksgiving

Rose Reisman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The wonderful Thanksgiving weekend is right before us. We associate this holiday with family, friends, relaxation and most importantly, delicious cuisine. An average Thanksgiving meal can have over 2,500 calories. But eating well is not difficult or boring. You'll be surprised at how delicious my menu items are with the added bonus of being healthier for your heart and stomach! Here are some of the recipes I'll have on my table this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

SavvyMom Roundup: Mean Daddies and the Yahoo! Baby

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Well it's been a busy week in parenting news. Consumers are up in arms about meat, the Yahoo! baby was finally born, Canada's got its first official Mom of the Year, and the mommy blogs are all over one mean daddy. I also saw a very interesting and entertaining product sent to the office this week -- I just had to share.

Not One for Turkey? Thanksgiving Alternatives

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Thanksgiving doesn't just mean turkey time. New traditions and main course ideas are always surfacing. Not up for roasting a turkey this year, or just looking for something new? We've got some great dish ideas that will leave you feeling festive and satisfied without the mess and mayhem of a whole turkey.

Turkey Soup Recipe Makes Great Use Of Thankgiving's Leftovers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Living

There are numerous ways to cook with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and rice, but this recipe is by far one of the best as it is a complete meal, with v...