Thoughts on thanks and a different kind of Black Friday

By Megan Goodacre

Thoughts on thanks and a different kind of Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving neighbours!

We Canadians had ours already, complete with turkey, stuffing, pie, potatoes, gravy, etc. Charles made the supper this year, including homemade challah. Yum. We were thankful for the delicious meal and good company.

American Thanksgiving is not just a holiday. It's also a signal that Christmas Is Coming. And as we all know, it also means Black Friday is tomorrow.

This year, I'm taking a different approach to Black Friday. After all, Thanksgiving is made of the words "thanks" and "giving". I'm thankful for my wonderful, hilarious, loud boys (all three of them). I'm thankful for all the support my readers and knitters give me every day. I'm thankful that I'm fortunate enough to be making a living at something creative.

But how about the "giving" part?

Every year for Food Bank Day, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) hosts special events across Canada to raise money for local food banks. They have open houses, special programming, and they raise a lot of money and food donations. It's a big deal. Last year, the Vancouver event raised over $655,000. In Calgary, the CBC/Suncor drive raised $1,348,124!! The one here in Ottawa is called Project Give, and it starts early in the morning December 5th.

Starting at 6am tomorrow on Black Friday, November 28, and continuing until midnight on November 30, 50% of all Tricksy Knitter pattern sales will be set aside to donate to the CBC's Project Give.

Do you remember that, with your help, Tricksy Knitter gave $375 to the Malala Fund? Let's knit to do good together again!

Stay tuned, I'll announce the details tomorrow!