Have a Great Long Weekend!

We'll see you back on the mat Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2018 , when our regular schedule resumes.

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Fun Facts about (Canadian) Thanksgiving

Yes, Thanksgiving in Canada is not the same as Thanksgiving in the U.S.

  • For one thing, it is said to have begun when the First Nations celebrated their harvests and/or in 1578 when explorer Martin Frobisher held a big celebration to give thanks for his safe passage to Nunavut—no connection to Indians and Pilgrims.
  • For another, it's held on the 2nd Monday of October—not the 3rd Thursday in November. So, celebrations happen the weekend prior, not the weekend following.

OK…so there are some similarities:

  • Traditional foods are much the same.
  • Watching football is a tradition, too.

Yet, Canadians do not go crazy shopping the next day (Black Friday) as their U.S. cousins do.

Sounds sensible to us. After all, the next day is Tuesday, October 9, and Champion's Creed is open for training. Who has time for shopping? We want to see you on the mats!

  Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2:30pm 7 months ago

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