Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend
October 06, 2020

We usually spend Thanksgiving with our extended families, or come together for a large Friendsgiving. However, this year the Ontario government is advising to pause social circles and celebrate only with those people living in your household.

We realize many of our students and employees will have to adjust their plans due to this directive. Here are some reminders and suggestions to help shape your Thanksgiving plans.

Things to be mindful of this weekend

  1. Wherever you may go this weekend, be a good Grizzly. Please follow the same safety measures you would if you are on campus: maintain 2 metres distance, wear a face covering, wash your hands often, and stay home if you’re sick.
  2. If you’re feeling the strain of the holiday, reach out for help. For students, counsellors are available until Friday at 4:30 p.m., or for 24/7 assistance you can call the Good 2 Talk Helpline at 1.866.925.5454. Find more mental health and well-being resources on the student portal and employee portal.
  3. Quarantine rules still apply for international travel. If you do travel internationally during Thanksgiving and have scheduled on-campus activity, you will be expected to quarantine for 14 days upon your return, before you can go back to campus.

Things to do this weekend

  1. Test out your culinary skills. Whether you’re cooking for one or for your household, Georgian chefs have some traditional Thanksgiving recipes to share.

    Chef Leach will teach you how to cook a turkey and Chef Borgo has the perfect apple pie recipe for dessert.

Baked apple pie

2. Have a digital dining experience. Connect with your family or friends for a virtual dinner.

3. Explore the outdoors. Outdoor visits continue to be the safest way to socialize. Check out our listings of things to do around every Georgian campus community. Please follow up with each listing to confirm if they’re open this Thanksgiving and what their COVID-19 safety protocols are.