Family Fun in the Valley: Share Thanksgiving By Laura Churchill Duke

Family Fun in the Valley: Share Thanksgiving
Laura Churchill Duke

This year, why don’t you consider Sharing Thanksgiving with a newcomer family? Our family has participated in this program for the past two years and can’t wait to do it again this year! Engage Nova Scotia has put together this wonderful program where your family is paired with a newcomer who joins you for your Thanksgiving dinner. Simply go to the website and indicate when you are having your meal (Sunday or Monday) and then indicate who else will be at your table. The organization will match you and connect you with the newcomers!
Most of us in our family have lived overseas, so we know what it means to be included. It’s a great way to learn a culture, have interesting conversations, learn something new, and make new friends. If you are a newcomer, there is also a place on the website where you can sign up to be a guest at Thanksgiving. In our first year we had Thanksgiving with two Acadia students from Germany, and last year a family from Albania joined us… along with an entire TV crew! So, if you go to the “Share Thanksgiving” website, you can see our video. They wanted to film a family with chaos, and they got it!
This is such a wonderful experience for your family that I cannot recommend enough! We hope this year you will Share Thanksgiving, too!