Here’s a list of what’s open and closed this Thanksgiving Monday, October 12, 2015.
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.
|CF Polo Park Shopping Centre||Monday, October 12: 11:00am – 6:00pm|
|St. Vital Shopping Centre||Monday, October 12: 11:00am – 6:00pm|
|Kildonan Place||Monday, October 12: 11:00am – 6:00pm|
|Grant Park Shopping Centre||Monday, October 12: 12:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Walmart||Monday, October 12: 9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Superstore||Monday, October 12: 9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Safeway||Monday, October 12: 9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Sobeys||Monday, October 12: 9:00am – 6:00pm|
All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 12, 2015.
Recycling, garbage, and yard waste will be collected as normally scheduled for those with Monday as a collection day.
To find your 2015 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 email@example.com
Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) hours of operation
|Saturday, October 10||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 11||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday, October 12||5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
On Monday, October 12, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.
All Leisure Centres will be closed on Monday, October 12.
Regular hours of operation for Leisure Centres are in effect for Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.
All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, October 12 with the exception of the Pan Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex.
On Monday, October 12, the Pan Am Pool will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the Cindy Klassen Recreation 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 10 and Sunday, October 11.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 12.
Online services, including catalogue searches, requests/renewals, databases, and eBooks are available anytime at Winnipeg Public Library.
Animal Services Agency
The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, 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 email@example.com.
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 12.
Cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, October 12.
Winnipeg Parking Authority
To accommodate construction to the customer service area on the main floor of the Winnipeg Parking Authority office building at 495 Portage Avenue, the Winnipeg Parking Authority office will be closed on Friday, October 9, 2015 and will reopen on Tuesday, October 13 at noon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All City of Winnipeg golf courses will be open from sunrise to sunset on Monday, October 12.
Please visit City of Winnipeg – Golf Services for information on how to book tee times and course information.