Canadian Thanksgiving Feast

By Marc Brien and Susan Sparrow

Monday, October 12—the second Monday in October—is Canadian Thanksgiving. Canadians and friends of Canada will come together for a sumptuous full-course turkey dinner at Café Monet to celebrate life and give thanks for the bounty of the year.

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner
Mon, Oct 12
Two seating: 1pm or 5pm
Café Monet
Zacateros 83
250 pesos entry includes one drink
Prix fixe menu and door prizes
Reserve today: smacanadianclub@gmail.com
Or sign up at Café Monet

The San Miguel Canadian Club invites all citizens of the frozen North (and any other fans of publicly funded healthcare) to congregate for Thanksgiving dinner at Café Monet. Our generous host and owner of the Café Monet is Canadian Bill Mendenhall.

Reservations are required. There will be two seating, at 1pm and 5pm. Please be sure to reserve your preferred seating today, either by email to smacanadianclub@gmail.com or by signing the reservation list at Café Monet (Zacateros 83). Please let us know name, email address, and telephone number for each person attending. Be assured that the Canadian Club mailing list is not shared with anyone.

As an indication that we should count our blessings every day, Canadian Thanksgiving has been observed on many different days over the years. The first known Thanksgiving ceremony on Canadian soil was in summer 1578, when members of the Frobisher expedition celebrated their deliverance from the perils of Arctic ice and storms. Later, Lower Canada (Quebec) chose May 21 for Thanksgiving, while Upper Canada (Ontario) opted for June 18. The first Thanksgiving Day after Canadian Confederation was held on April 5. Then, from 1879 to 1956, Thanksgiving was celebrated in late October or early November. In 1957, Parliament finally mandated that Thanksgiving Day should be the second Monday in October.

For just 250 pesos, diners will receive a prix fixe multi-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including:
One complimentary wine, beer, or cocktail (cash bar available)
Pre-dinner appetizer-guacamole and totopos
Green salad
Turkey accompanied by cornbread stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce
Sweet potato casserole, string beans and fried onions, and mashed potatoes
Pie and ice cream
Coffee and tea
Door prizes for several lucky guests

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