- After a brief holiday back to northern Michigan for a visit with my family, we’re back in the Edmonton area to celebrate Thanksgiving. Ah, yes: the wonderful fall colors, the end of harvest, the start of hockey season. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) But this weekend is a time to be with family, to celebrate them, to encoourage them to dream and to be with eachother. And to give thanks to Our Lord for the precious gift of family.