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Global News personalities are giving thanks

Global BC's Chris Gailus with his family.

What are you most thankful for? We asked some of our Global News team to share what they are most grateful for this Thanksgiving. It is that time of year when many of us reflect on what we’re most thankful for in our lives. Here is what they shared with us.

Global BC’s Chris Gailus is thankful for being a dad

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life, and I am reminded of that every day in my job as a journalist. I see stories of struggle and misery, and it always provides good context for the relatively minor challenges I confront in my own life.

Above all, I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a father. My son William turned four this year, and his arrival in our lives has been the most amazing, fun, meaningful experience and beyond anything I could have imagined. Being a parent is the most important job in the world, and I learn new things about love and compassion, empathy and patience every day. I couldn’t do it without a great partner and I’m also very thankful for my wife, Jane. This year, like every year, I’m feeling very grateful for my family.

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Chris Gailus anchors Global BC’s News Hour.

Global Montreal’s Jessica Laventure with her sister and nephew.

Jessica Laventure of Global Montreal thanks her growing family

On July 26th, my sister gave birth to a baby boy and I became an aunt for the first time. When I visited, and she placed him in my arms, I totally lost it. I sat there, bawling, while my nephew stared up at me. Right away, I felt so much love and attachment towards this wide-eyed, fidgety, minuscule human being, and I guess it took me by surprise. Not to mention that I was (and still am) in awe of my little sister for bringing him into this world. She’s a natural with him and it’s strangely beautiful to see my own baby sister becoming the great Mom that she is. So this year, I’m grateful for my growing family. Grateful to my sister for giving me this happy and healthy nephew, grateful to her boyfriend for being so supportive and loving, grateful to my parents for being so involved as grandparents, and grateful to my nephew for bringing the family together in a way I’ve never seen before. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Jessica Laventure is a Weather Specialist with Global Montreal.

Joel Senick with his little brother and mom.

Global Saskatoon’s Joel Senick is grateful for his baby brother

It’s the time of year when many of us reflect on what we’re most thankful for in our lives and a lot of times those thoughts centre around family. This year, I am thankful for my brother Elijah. He was born a year before I left home to attend university, so I missed out on a lot of his “firsts” as a child. Since I moved back to Saskatoon, I’ve tried my best to make him a part of my life. Whether it’s going to the annual exhibition or having a sleepover, I truly enjoy the time I spend with my brother, regardless of the age gap. I am happy that I was able to start my career close to home for many reasons, Elijah being one of them.

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Joel Senick is an Anchor/Reporter with Global Saskatoon.

Whitney Stinson with her dog Brüun.

Global Regina’s Whitney Stinson is thankful for her beloved Brüun

This Thanksgiving I’m grateful to be able to walk my dog, Brüun. She’s had a tough year with two major surgeries on opposite knees, and each required about four months of recovery. That meant my energetic 1 year old Pitbull had to be stopped from running, playing, and interacting with other dogs and humans. It was a struggle. But she came through it like a champ. We celebrated by taking her on her first rocky mountain adventure this summer, where she frolicked, played, swam, canoed, ran, and had the best time of her life. It was definitely a trip to be thankful for.

Whitney Stinson is an Anchor with Global Regina.

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Ross Hull and his family.

Ross Hull of Global News is taking time with family to appreciate

Showing how thankful we are for the ones we love and in turn love us isn’t always easy. Life has its ways of getting busy, sidetracking that appreciation. Between work, school, stress – the feeling that we’re barreling down a highway at the speed of light, there’s just no time left in the day! This weekend I’m thankful I can tap on the breaks a bit and recognize the beauty of this astonishing country, my incredible family, and not forget those who need a helping hand.

Oh, one last thing, if the Habs and Blue Jays can win it all, I would be very grateful!

Ross Hull is a Meteorologist with Global News.

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