Here’s a list of what’s open and closed this Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, 2014.
History of Thanksgiving:
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.
- St. Vital Centre: 11:00am – 6:00pm
- Polo Park Shopping Centre: 11:00am – 6:00pm
- Kildonan Place: 11:00am – 6:00pm
- Garden City Shopping Centre: 11:00am – 6:00pm
- Grant Park Shopping Centre: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Walmart: 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Superstore: 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Safeway: 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Sobeys: 9:00am – 6:00pm
For those headed to the U.S. for the long weekend, here are their mall hours…
Columbia Mall, Grand Forks:
- Saturday: 10am – 9pm
- Sunday: Noon – 6pm
- Monday: 10am – 9pm
West Acres, Fargo:
- Saturday: 10am – 9pm (Food court: 8:30am – 9:00pm)
- Sunday: Noon – 6pm (Food court: 11:00am – 6:00pm)
- Monday: 10am – 9pm (Food court: 8:30am – 9:00pm)
All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Recycling, garbage and yard waste will be collected as normally scheduled for those with Monday as a collection day.
To find your recycling, garbage and yard waste collection days, and for more information on the Brady Road Resource Management Facility:
- Visit winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste
- Download the My Waste app at winnipeg.ca/mywaste
- Contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)
|Saturday, October 11||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 12||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday, October 13||5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
On Monday, October 13, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.
All Leisure Centres will be closed on Monday, October 13.
Regular hours of operation for Leisure Centres are in effect for Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12.
All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, October 13 with the exception of Pan Am Pool and Fitness Complex and the Cindy Klassen Recreation and Fitness Complex.
On Monday, October 13, Pan Am Pool and Fitness Complex will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the Cindy Klassen Recreation and Fitness Complex will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Regular hours are in effect for all indoor pools on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12.
For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools, visit City of Winnipeg – Recreation & Leisure Services, or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at email@example.com
All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 13.
Online services, including catalogue searches, requests/renewals, databases, and eBooks are available anytime atWinnipeg Public Library.
Animal Services Agency
The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, October 13.
Regular weekend hours of operation for Animal Services Agency are in effect for Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12.
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, visit City of Winnipeg – Animal Services or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. over the Thanksgiving weekend, including Monday, October 13.
Cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, October 13.
Winnipeg Parking Authority
Hours of operation for the Winnipeg Parking Authority during Thanksgiving are as follows:
|Friday, October 10||Regular hours – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 11||Closed|
|Sunday, October 12||Closed|
|Monday, October 13||Closed|
For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit The Parking Store or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at email@example.com.
Hours of operation for City of Winnipeg golf courses on Monday, October 13 are as follows:
|Kildonan Park Golf Course||8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Windsor Park Golf Course||8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Harbour View Golf Course||7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|Crescent Drive Golf Course||Closed for the season|
Please visit City of Winnipeg – Golf Services for information on how to book a tee times and course information.