Provincial Point of View
October 8, 2019
Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.
I hope this Thanksgiving finds you with plenty of reasons to be thankful. Enjoy family and friends and take a few moments to give thanks to everyone who has sacrificed to make our world a better place. Appreciation can change the moment, the day or even change a life! This is a special weekend to celebrate peace while reflecting on how fortunate we are to live in Saskatchewan.
Thanksgiving weekend in Saskatchewan, we are usually grateful that most farmers have their crops in the bin. Our thoughts are with the many farm families who are working hard to complete their harvest. Agriculture has always been and continues to be one of the key drivers of economic growth in Saskatchewan.
October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan – a time to highlight our connection to food and the role agriculture plays in the lives of Saskatchewan people. From primary production and research to processing and technology, there are many stories to share about the care and consideration that goes into producing healthy, nutritious meals on our plates. While I know this harvest season has been particularly challenging, I am hopeful you are able to get the crop in the bin.
Trish, Carter, Paige and I wish you blessings of health and happiness and send you our warmest wishes for a plentiful Thanksgiving!