Giving Thanks –

Canadian Thanksgiving has a much different history than our American counterparts but over time we have adopted the customs and traditions of our neighbours to the south.  Oddly, our holiday is linked to Martin Frobisher being unsuccessful at getting through the Northwest Passage, and giving thanks for surviving the storms and icebergs in the attempt. Interestingly, this summer marked the lowest level of sea ice ever in the Northwest Passage, with many ships navigating the passage successfully.






Here is a link to some really cool satellite pictures of the ice in the passage.

Regardless of the history, thanksgiving is a time to give thanks.  Thanks for the harvest, thanks for our family and friends, thanks for all the opportunities we are given in this amazing country we call home.

My good friend, Julianne Budd spent much of her week picking, washing and delivering pumpkins.  We were having a good laugh together yesterday as she took time away from her super busy real estate practice to play farmer.  Here’s the scoop – Julianne hand delivered over 360 pumpkins to people in the area she works.  “It was an incredible opportunity to reconnect with past clients, establish some new relationships and remember how amazing my community is!”  said Julianne.  “It was such a great feeling to be there, face to face and share a smile, a story and in some cases, a dream. “  Who thinks this may bring Julianne more business than a Facebook page?










I love social media but let’s not forget the importance of connecting in real with our people and our communities.  The simple act of giving and connecting will always win out over print or digital marketing.

Brian Buffini calls real estate a lead business.

I think it’s a people business!

From my family to yours, have a wonderful holiday weekend,

Suze Cumming

If you have referrals for Caledon or Brampton Ontario, Julianne is a great realtor!  She is at Remax Realty Services,  905-456-1000