I don't think Canadians place as much relevance on their Thanksgiving as Americans do (and the celebrations are apart about a month or so). This year, the Canadian version was way too early and people didn't even seem to have time to plan for it. In my case, it was an opportunity to see friends for whom I care deeply and eat lots of good food.
By the way - notes to self (lessons learned):
- Liquor stores are closed on Sundays. Always. Plan to buy your liquor beforehand.
- Non-alcoholic wine and ciders can be bought at Safeway.
- Marshmallow cheesecake should be prepared in the morning of when you're planning to serve it (or at least early afternoon).
Overall, it was a really nice evening and I enjoyed it enormously. And now I am really sleepy (apparently the result of tryptophan in the turkey).