Opinion Column

Time to give thanks

 Cameron Burechails

This weekend marks another special occasion for most Canadians.


It’s Thanksgiving and time to slow down for a few days, get together with family, friends and loved ones.

Many of us will 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 means not taking people and material things for granted. Thanksgiving means being with family and friends. It’s time to stop rushing around, if only for a few days and to enjoy all that we have and have worked so hard for this year. Yes, it is time to crowd into the kitchen, pitch in and help to make the traditional turkey dinner.

Finally, Thanksgiving is that one time of the year to give thanks to those people that 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. Although the summer was one of the wettest on record, we all managed to make the best of the sunny and dry days we had.

I worked with so many great people this summer that were as so enthusiastic to learn the game of golf. I can only hope that everyone enjoyed working on their games as much as I enjoyed teaching them.

Thank you to Mary and Ivan Alderdice at the Meaford Golf Club. Your staff are excellent, and your members are always supportive of the many instructional programs and charitable events that we run every year. Thanks also to Errol Smith and his staff at Batteaux Creek. We all had a great golf season and 2018 will be even better.

Thanks also to J.T. McVeigh and the staff at The Enterprise-Bulletin. Again, we survived another busy summer and I managed to meet every deadline for the past 26 weeks.

Last and not certainly least, I would like to thank all of my clients this season for participating in all of the various instructional programs at the Georgian Bay Golf Academy.

Finally, I would like to thank my wife Lisa for all her patience this year and promise that this fall and winter I will be home more often for dinner.

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 2018 season will be here before you know it.

Cameron Burechails is a teaching professional with the Georgian Bay Golf Academy. He can be reached at baygolfacademy@bell.net. 

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