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CameronBurechails2016 270This weekend marks another very special weekend for most Canadians. It’s Thanksgiving and time to slow down for a few days, and get together with family and friends.

Many of us will be 'forced' to sit around the fire, relax, and watch sports this weekend. The question is, which sport do you want to watch? Baseball, hockey, and football are all on this weekend, so you might want to get your hands on the remote.

Thanksgiving means a number of things to me. First, it means appreciating what we have, rather than worrying about what we don’t have. Thanksgiving also means being with family and friends. Yes, it is time to 'crowd into the kitchen', pitch in and help to make the traditional turkey dinner even though we might have some issues with other members of the 'kitchen staff'.

Finally, Thanksgiving is that one time of the year to give thanks to those people who have helped us and our families over the course of the year.

It was a great year in golf for the Georgian Bay Golf Academy. I worked with so many great people this summer that were so enthusiastic to learn the game of golf. I hope that everyone enjoyed working on their games as much as I enjoyed teaching them. Thanks to Stephen Vance and the staff at The Meaford Independant. I enjoy writing for the paper and hope that all the readers enjoyed my weekly articles.

Thanks to Mary and Ivan Alderdice at the Meaford Golf Club. Thanks, also, to Janice Miller Kehoe and all of her staff at Batteaux Creek. I enjoyed my season at both clubs and I look forward to working with all of the members in 2020.

Last and certainly not least, I would like to thank my wife Lisa. It has been a busy summer and I promise to be home for dinner more often this fall and winter!

To everyone, have a great Thanksgiving weekend and a wonderful winter season.

Keep healthy, keep active, and remember to stay in shape this winter. The 2020 season will be here before you know it!

Cameron Burechails (Teaching Professional), The Georgian Bay Golf Academy at Meaford Golf Club, 705-441-0865, baygolfacademy@bell.net, or www.baygolfacademy.com.