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Canadians thankful not to be involved in Vietnam War

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What are people thankful for on Thanksgiving? In this 1966 CBC-TV clip, this question is posed to folks in "offices, hospitals, hotels, a construction site and a cocktail lounge" across Toronto. As expected, many are thankful for their good health and their families. But the political turmoil of the 1960s also permeates a few answers, with one man thankful Canada isn't involved in the Vietnam War, and one woman thankful that she's "not a man who might be called up to Vietnam."

Medium: Television
Program: TBA
Broadcast Date: Oct. 10, 1966
Host: Warren Davis
Interviewers: Carol Tierney, Barbara Amiel
Duration: 6:04

Did You know?


• Thanksgiving Day in Canada takes place the second Monday of October. American Thanksgiving, on the other hand, takes place on the fourth Thursday of November.

• The first Canadian Thanksgiving dates back to 1578. English explorer Martin Frobisher had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He didn't succeed, but ended up in what is now Newfoundland. He was so thankful for just having survived the journey that he held a formal ceremony there to give thanks. This event is now considered to be the first Canadian Thanksgiving.

 

 


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