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Oct. 4, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – Canadian Thanksgiving is on Oct. 8.

There are several Laurier experts available to comment on Thanksgiving.

Cynthia Comacchio is a professor in the Department of History. She is an expert on the history of childhood, gender and families in Canada and the social and cultural impacts of war in Canada. She would be able to provide a history of how families have celebrated Thanksgiving over the years. Contact information: ccomacchio@wlu.ca.

Kevin Spooner, associate professor in Laurier’s North American Studies program, is an expert on Canadian and American culture, identity and history. In particular, he would be able to provide insights into the historical and cultural differences between Thanksgiving in the U.S. and Canada. Contact information: 519.884.0710 x2165 or kspooner@wlu.ca.

Michel Desjardins, professor emeritus in Laurier’s Religion and Culture program, is an expert on food, culture and religion. He would be able to comment on the role of feasting at Thanksgiving. Contact information: 250.915.7272 or mdesjardins@wlu.ca.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3070

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