As we entered November, close to the end of the year, some eras ended and new ones began, creating memories for all.
MOVIE REMAKE OF THANKSGIVING GRANDMA INVITING STRANGER
Back in 2016, a miscommunication happened between Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton when she thought she was texting her grandson asking when he would be over for their Thanksgiving gathering. After clarifying that he was not her grandson, Hinton still asked if the invite was available—he has celebrated every Thanksgiving with Dench since the event.
The two announced that they are partnering with Netflix to make a movie adaptation of their story, hoping to inspire others and bring spirit to the holiday. The exact release date is unknown, but fans speculate that it will be released sometime near November 2023.
Today marks our 6th Thanksgiving together💛 pic.twitter.com/6xas8EVsiM— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) November 25, 2021
LEON FONTAINE PASSES AWAY AT 59
Needless to say, thoughts and prayers were sent to the Fontaine family and the Springs Church congregation as the news spread of his death on November 19.
According to his family, Fontaine was diagnosed with aggressive late-stage cancer which quickly consumed his health. Many people gathered to celebrate his life on December 7, bringing prayers, condolences and fond memories of the man who loved to help others.
PORTAGE CHICKEN CHEF SERVER SAVES MAN'S LIFE
It was supposed to be a typical Saturday morning shift for Amy Hynes, but that changed when a customer, who is a regular at the establishment, went into medical distress. Hynes sprung into action, performing CPR, and stabilizing him just enough until first responders arrived.
"I'm quite thankful they're all healthy and that I was able to step in when I could because I want to see Mike back here smiling at me from table 31," says Hynes.
END OF AN ERA: KUB BAKERY SHUTS DOWN
It was founded in 1923, and KUB bakery ceased operations just months away from its 100th anniversary. Like many businesses, the bakery was affected by the pandemic and the rise of inflation and could not afford to continue.
After the news got out, many people went to the bakery to purchase every loaf of bread they had and while they planned for November 16 to be the last day of operations, they closed a day early.
However, co-owner Ross Einfield says that the still brand exists, and if the right buyer were to come along, KUB bakery could see a revival.
$500 MILLION DONATION TO WINNIPEG FOUNDATION MAKES HISTORY
An incredible donation from a Winnipeg business owner and philanthropist, Miriam Bergen, has become the largest donation from an individual to a Canadian charity ever. Bergen requested that her estate, worth half a billion dollars, be donated to The Winnipeg Foundation.
"Here is another example of how the people of Manitoba are the most generous in the country. Miriam Bergen and her family have left an incredible legacy that will have a positive impact for generations to come and we thank them, from the bottom of our hearts," says Tom Bryk.
NEW SANTA CLAUSES SERIES TO INCLUDE RELIGION
Actor Tim Allen revealed that to stay true to the Christmas meaning, the new Disney+ series will incorporate aspects of religion in the storyline, however, it was only seen in the last two episodes when Scott Calvin learns the truth about why he came to be Santa.
"It originally had a lot of otherworldly characters, ghosts, and goblins. I said no, this is Christ-mas. Its Christ-mas. It literally is a religious holiday. We don’t have to blow trumpets, but I do want you to acknowledge it. That’s what this is about. If you want to get into Santa Claus, you’re gonna have to go back to history, and it’s all about religion."