Happy Thanksgiving 2015!


Costen & Associates would like to wish all of our clients, friends, family and associates a very Happy Thanksgiving 2015!


We thought we would start off by saying what we, at Costen & Associates, are thankful for this year:

  • For living in a great City with plenty of opportunities to grow, as individuals and as a business
  • For a welcoming and comfortable office environment that we all enjoy working in
  • For a fantastic Team of people who care about each other, our clients, and our Brokerage
  • A dedicated business coach who keeps us motivated and accountable
  • And for YOU, our clients, friends, family and associates, who support us and put your trust in us as your Insurance Broker of choice!


And now…. a little history on the Thanksgiving Holiday!

In Canada, the very first Thanksgiving took place in 1578 when English explorer Martin Frobisher arrived in Newfoundland. He wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival in the New World! Traditionally, the holiday consists of festivals of thanks and celebration of harvest. Declared a national holiday in 1879, Thanksgiving used to take place on the 6th of November each year. However, in 1957 Canadian Parliament declared the second Monday of October as the official Thanksgiving holiday, as after World War II it was falling on the same week as Remembrance Day (November 11th). As well, Canada’s harvest is earlier than that of the United States, so moving it to October made sense!

Being Canadian, the history of our Thanksgiving is more about giving thanks for harvest than the arrival of the Pilgrims. Over the years, it has evolved into a holiday involving parades, spending time with family, pumpkin pie, and most importantly… TURKEY!


And of course this post would not be complete without a few good (or not so good) Thanksgiving jokes:

Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey because he’s already stuffed!

Q: What was the turkey suspected of?
A: Fowl play.

Q: What’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
A: The turKEY.

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend and Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

The Costen & Associates Team