COVID Thanksgiving in Montreal


In March we ‘lost’ St. Patrick’s Day to COVID-19; no pubs, bars, restaurants, parades. April saw the masked Easter Bunny sending his eggs via UPS and FedEx.

The 24th of May in Canada is the day we mark Queen Victoria’s birthday. It is also the unofficial beginning of summer. Sometimes the weather cooperates, other years not so much. After a day of outdoor activities – it is also the weekend when many people start their gardens – fireworks are to be seen in various communities. But not this year.

I must admit there was a time, and God willing there will be again, when on a day like this, my wife would have gone on a long walk, having dropped me off at a pub

June 24th is la Fête nationale du Québec and July 1st is Canada Day. But, alas, all festivities were cancelled this year. Things are not looking too rosy for Halloween or Christmas.

Yesterday was Canadian Thanksgiving. Although not as big a celebration as our neighbours to the south make it when they celebrate in November, but a holiday just the same. The weather in Montreal yesterday was lovely, with a clear blue sky, light winds, and a temperature around 50°F/10°C.

So my wife and I stepped out of our COVID-19 induced bubble, straight into a life-size hamster ball and headed off for a roll around town. I must admit there was a time, and God willing there will be again, when on a day like this, my wife would have gone on a long walk, having dropped me off at a pub. But as the pubs and bars are all closed, I took advantage to visit my city. Glad I did.

The photos below are the fruits of our trek.

Just when we thought we had little to be thankful for …

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

2 thoughts on “COVID Thanksgiving in Montreal

  1. What a lovely, happy column. We certainly live in an amazing city. Cheers, Linda

    Sent from my iPad

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