American Tradition

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - By: Hannah R, Mackenzie ‘18; Photo by Glory C, Mackenzie '18

A large percentage of Brentwood students come from the United States of America, so it is tradition for the school to hold an American Thanksgiving dinner in November, in addition to the Canadian Thanksgiving event in October.

On the last Thursday of November, students, staff and their families, and some American students’ families, gather in Crooks Hall for a turkey dinner, prepared by our phenomenal Food Services staff.

To begin, Ferrari H, Mackenzie ’20, sang the American national anthem, and Caden K, Whittall ’19 delivered a blessing. He spoke of all we have to be grateful for: our health, safety, beautiful campus, wonderful food, friends, families, and more.

After topping a delicious dinner with pumpkin pie, students made their way to the Centre for Arts and Humanities. It is tradition on the evening of American Thanksgiving to also mark the opening of an art show, put on by the teachers and students of the visual art classes. The theme this year is “What Drives You?” Each brother-sister house pair was allotted a half-hour for students to admire their peers’ artwork, speak to the artists about their pieces, and drink sparkling apple juice.

Thank you to everyone who made the Thanksgiving dinner and art show such a success!

Hannah R, Mackenzie ‘18 

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