Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

This post is sentimental and off-topic, apart from its obvious link to the triumphs of Canadian transit and of Vancouver in particular.  But hey, it’s my blog.


Though I lived in Canada for only a year, I hope my fondness for the country comes through in this sentimental meditation on Canadian thanksgiving.  I wrote it five years ago around this time, when I was based in Vancouver, but it all feels true enough today.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada is Monday, October 11.  May it be a day of joy and gratitude for all of HT’s Canadian readers, and for anyone who’s ever admired their remarkable nation.


5 Responses to Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

  1. Ben Smith October 11, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Happy Thanksgiving to ya too Jarret 🙂

  2. W. K. Lis October 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Its Thanksgiving in Canada, so all the Christmas decorations are up in the stores. Shouldn’t we get past Hallowe’en first?

  3. Sean October 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Thanks for the wonderful sentiment, Jarrett. I feel lucky to live here in Vancouver, and I’m truly thankful.

  4. Agustin October 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to you too!

  5. MB October 13, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    A very nice tribute, Jarrett. It will be appreciated by every Canadian who reads it.
    And to think Quebec City is the oldest non-aboriginal settlement in North America. Who would’ve thought?