Bryn Jones-VaillancourtBryn Jones-Vaillancourt

Chef Local Food Advocate Darmouth Proud

My Thanksgiving Day Message

Dear Friends, We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful community of Dartmouth.  We have beautiful lakes and parks right in our backyard.  The love for community and care who show for others in Dartmouth is second to none.  We have a proud history of helping people, and providing ways to support people when they need it most.   On this beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, let us pause and give thanks for all we do have.

Let us give thanks that we live in a community that cares about their neighbour.  Let us give thanks that nature has be so kind to provide us with land to grow our food, lakes to quench our thirst; and an ocean that feeds us, protects us and gives us a place to play.   Let us give thanks to living in a country where we can make our voices heard without fear of being silenced.  Let us give thanks to our farmers and fisheries, who harvest the land and sea to nourish us.  Finally, let us give thanks that we live in a democracy where we can choose our path.

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I ask all of us to pause, to connect with people in your life and in your community.  Together, let us speak of what we are thankful for.  Together, let us be proud of our accomplishments and our failures for they are both learning experiences.  On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so much: a wonderful fiance, supportive family and friends and for being able to share my hopes and vision for Dartmouth.

To all of you I wish as much happiness, love and community that you can handle.  I wish for everyone that even if hard times arrive in your lives, you will know you have a community of support.  I wish for everyone a dinner to celebrate harvest time and to come together around food with people you care about.  Finally, I wish that if you know of anyone who could use a friendly hand; please reach out and share a meal with them.

Happy Thanksgiving Dartmouth