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What’s Open and Closed on Thanksgiving in Winnipeg

Thanksgiving TurkeyFor Monday, October 13, 2014…

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park Shopping Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Winnipeg Liquor Marts will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, except for cityplace which will be closed. All Liquor Marts outside of Winnipeg will be operating on their regular Sunday schedule. Most locations are operating with extended hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Agape Table Serving Less Fortunate a Thanksgiving Feast

Agape TableWinnipeg’s Agape Table is providing a Thanksgiving meal to the city’s less fortunate on Friday morning.

The West Broadway agency will serve up a traditional feast to feed approximately 400 people. Due to limitations of time and oven space, ham will be served instead of turkey this year.

“Thanksgiving is a time for sharing and being with family, and many people in the community don’t have family to share this time with,” said Agape Table executive director Martina Richter. “Our community is our family, so we plan to ‘ham it up’ together.”

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Lighthouse Mission Hosting Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Lighthouse MissionWinnipeg’s Lighthouse Mission is serving up a Thanksgiving feast to 200 of the city’s less fortunate citizens on Friday, October 10.

The mission opened up its new kitchen in the summer and will be preparing all of the trimmings to serve up the feast between 4-6 p.m. at 669 Main Street.

Guests will enjoy a home cooked meal including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and carrots, and a slice of pumpkin pie.

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Siloam Mission Breaks Thanksgiving Day Record

By David Klassen

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)
Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

The city’s homeless population was treated to a Thanksgiving feast at Siloam Mission on Monday.

The Winnipeg shelter served up a record-breaking 1,125 meals in just two hours. Tireless volunteers prepared for 950 guests, who indulged the traditional Thanksgiving foods with all the trimmings.

Model and actress Donna D’Errico (Playboy and Baywatch) helped to serve guests during the meal. She also signed the bathing suit she wore on the TV show to later be auctioned off in support of the shelter.

Siloam Mission also opened up the fourth floor of its building as a waiting area to avoid any lineups outside, where guests enjoyed entertainment from volunteers while they waited to be seated.

Updated at 4:25 p.m.

Olympians Pitch In to Help Winnipeg Harvest

By David Klassen

Winnipeg HarvestA pair of Manitoba Olympians are meeting the hard-working, dedicated volunteers at Winnipeg Harvest today.

As part of the 27th annual Share Your Thanks food drive, Olympians Rhiannon Leier Blacher and Michelle Lischinsky Huber are helping out Harvest sort all of the food that is being donated ahead of Thanksgiving.

From noon to 2 p.m., the aquatic athletes will pitch to stock shelves that replenishes food from the dip in donations during summertime and helps for the upcoming holidays.

Last year, 115,008 pounds of donations were raised to Winnipeg Harvest during the Thanksgiving season. This was matched pound-for-pound by Peak of the Market and Canada Safeway.

The food drive is taking place at Harvest’s headquarters, 1085 Winnipeg Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m.

What’s Open and Closed on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving TurkeyFor Monday, October 14, 2013:

Civic Offices

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grant Park — 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Forks — 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
See extended hours

Recycling/Garbage Collection

Single-family homes
Recycling, garbage and yard waste will be collected as normal those residents with Monday as their weekly cart collection day.

Multi-family apartments
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.

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Agape Table to Serve Up Thanksgiving to City’s Homeless

Agape TableThose who don’t have a home to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this weekend will still be able to sit down for a home-cooked meal at Agape Table.

The West Broadway agency is opening its doors to the city’s homeless community on Friday morning. Guests to All Saints Church at 175 Colony Avenue will begin arriving at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. meal.

“As the cold winter months approach — when thousands in Winnipeg who struggle with homelessness and hunger find it additionally challenging to keep warm, safe and fed — Agape Table’s role in Winnipeg becomes increasingly significant,” the agency said in an e-mail.

Providing a hot Thanksgiving meal has been an annual tradition for Agape Table.

— Staff

Liquor Marts Extending Hours for Thanksgiving

Fort Richmond Liquor Mart
The new Fort Richmond Liquor Mart at 2851 Pembina Highway (TWITTER)

Manitobans wanting to stock up on booze for Thanksgiving will have more time to do so.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will extend its operating hours next weekend at several Liquor Mart locations as the holiday approaches.

Select Winnipeg stores will be open until midnight from Thursday to Saturday (October 10-12) including Garden City, Portage & Ainslie, River & Osborne, Kenaston Crossing, St. Vital, and Eastwinds.

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