Good morning everyone. As we look ahead to the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, I know many of you are looking for ways to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. I encourage you to remain vigilant in following the guidance of health care experts and limit gathering sizes (10 indoors, 25 outdoors – and the weather this weekend looks great at the time of this writing), wear masks in indoor public spaces, stay home if you are feeling unwell, and wash your hands thoroughly and often.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. Despite the challenges we are collectively facing around the world right now, and the different ways we are finding to celebrate and connect with one another for the time being, we have so much to be grateful for. We live in the best community in Canada. We have access to a beautiful lakefront, amazing hiking trails and parks, delicious take-out food from local restaurants and bakeries, and dedicated front-line workers from doctors and nurses to grocery store clerks and beyond who have barely had a moment to rest these past seven months. Let’s all plan to raise a glass to our many blessings this coming weekend and even if our table has a few less people there in person than we’re used to, we can drop off cards, make phone calls and face-time with each other, and remember that the responsible actions we take today will help us all be able to come together again sooner.
Please find my weekly update here, where you can read about my plans for the week ahead along with highlights and links from meetings and media engagements last week: Mayors Weekly Public Update October 5-12 2020