What’s Happening This Weekend – Thanksgiving Edition

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I’m sure many of you already have plans with your family but just in case you don’t, here are a few ideas of activities you can do with your loved ones this weekend.

    Scary Things

    Legends of Horror at Casa Loma – If you’re up for a good walk and enjoy being spooked this is right up your alley.  Go for a 1.5km walk through the gorgeous Casa Loma, which has undergone a makeover to become “less family friendly.” This is a ticketed event, so remember to purchase in advance.

    Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland – If you want to add the thrill of roller coasters to the excitement of being scared at any moment, try this event.  Halloween Haunt runs until Halloween.

    Screemers – Come and see “Canada’s Premier Scream Park.”  Again, this is for people who enjoy being scared.  Taking place in the Queen Elizabeth Building, this is one giant haunted house.  This event runs on weekends until Halloween.

    Family Friendly Events

    Apple Picking – This is one of my favourite childhood memories.  We’d all go to the apple orchard and pick apples for a few hours, climb trees, take pictures, and then go home to bake.  This link will send you to a list of orchards so you can find one close to you.

    Corn Mazes – Corn mazes are a fun time for everyone in the family, as long as you don’t mind being a little lost.  What’s also great about Corn Mazes is that the places that host them also tend to have lots of other activities and farmers’ markets accompanying them.  If you’re not much of a baker, you can always buy a pre-made pie and try to pass it off as your own at Thanksgiving dinner.

    Thanksgiving Dinner – If you don’t have plans for dinner already, you might be able to still get into one of these places.

    Giving Back

    Oshawa Blood Drive – Everyday people get injured and require blood to help them overcome their injuries.  Be thankful for your health and safety this weekend and take the time to give the blood that will help save someone’s life.  They’re family will be eternally grateful to you.

    Food Bank – What are you eating this weekend?  I’m having a turkey and ham, stuffing (homemade and from box), mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, maple glazed carrots, corn, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, apple pie, birthday cake and much more.  Essentially, more food than I could possibly eat.  In a time where many of us are thankful for the plenty we have, remember those who have nothing.  They live on your street, their kids attend your child’s school, give them a helping hand.  When you go to buy everything you need to make the picturesque turkey dinner, grab a few extra items and donate them to your local food bank.  Many grocery stores have donation bins already there to make donating easy.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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