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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed this Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2011. Happy Turkey Day and have a great October Long Weekend!!

[quote]The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving can be traced to the French settlers who came to New France with explorer Samuel de Champlain in the early 17th century, who also took to celebrating their successful harvests. The French settlers in the area typically had feasts at the end of the harvest season and continued throughout the winter season, even sharing their food with the indigenous peoples of the area. Champlain had also proposed for the creation of the Order of Good Cheer in 1606.

As many more settlers arrived in Canada, more celebrations of good harvest became common. New immigrants into the country, such as the Irish, Scottish and Germans, would also add their own traditions to the harvest celebrations. Most of the U.S. aspects of Thanksgiving (such as the turkey) were incorporated when United Empire Loyalists began to flee from the United States during the American Revolution and settled in Canada.[endquote]

Shopping Malls

St. Vital Centre: October 10: Open 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Kildonan Place: October 10: Open 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Polo Park Shopping Centre: October 10: Open 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Recycling/Garbage Schedule

Single-family homes
There will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, October 10. Collection will resume on Tuesday, October 11 – Day 1 on the Five Day Collection Calendar.

Multi-family apartments
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.

Brady Road Landfill hours of operation
Saturday, October 8: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 10: 5:30am to 8:00pm

Visit for the Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar and information on Brady Road Landfill.


All Libraries are closed on Monday, October 10. Regular hours are in effect on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Visit or call 311 for library hours, program information and services.

Animal Services Agency

Animal Services will be closed Monday, October 10. Regular weekend hours are in effect for Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Visit for more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency including how to purchase or renew your dog license online and a list of dogs available for adoption.

Golf Courses

Regular hours of operation are in effect at all municipal golf courses. Please note, Crescent Drive Golf Course is now closed for the season. For more information, including how to book a tee time, visit


All indoor pools are closed on Monday, October 10 except Pan Am Pool and Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre. Pan Am Pool is open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex is open 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Regular hours are in effect for all indoor pools on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

Winnipeg Transit

Monday, October 10, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule. For Winnipeg Transit route and schedule information, please visit or call 311.


Cemetery grounds will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk throughout the long weekend at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries. Offices will be closed Monday, October 10. For more information on City cemeteries, visit