2023 December Events Calendar
DG Holiday Parties!
Friday December 1 - Brazil holiday party @ Espaço Nobre Eventos, 8pm
Friday December 1 - San Diego holiday party @ Westin Resort and Spa , 6pm
Friday December 8 - Springfield holiday party @ Hotel Northampton, 5:30pm
Saturday December 9 - Battle Creek holiday party @ Southern Exposure Gardens, 4pm
Friday December 15 - Salt Lake City holiday party @ Red Pine Lodge, 5pm
Saturday December 16 - Cambridge holiday party @ EVO Kitchen& Bar, 6pm
Thursday December 21 - All DG Offices in-house party
Saturday January 6 - Atlanta holiday party @ Chateau Elan, 6pm
Friday January 12 - Toronto holiday party @ Westin Hotel Blue Mountain, TBD
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Sunday December 3
Since 1992, this day has been nationally observed to encourage the understanding of disability issues. Not only is it important to recognize the achievements of people with a disability, but also to remember their rights and their need for quality services and support.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
Wednesday December 6
Established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991, this day commemorates those who have experienced gender-based violence. It falls on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre when 14 women were killed by an armed student said to be "fighting feminism". This day also serves as a call to action to educate oneself and speak out against gender-based violence.
Thursday December 7-Friday December 15
Happy Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and the Second Temple during the Maccabean Revolt. Lighting a menorah and frying up latkes during the holiday celebrates the miracle of oil, when a day's worth of oil burned for eight days and nights. With special foods, blessings, rituals, songs, and gifts, Hanukkah is a bright time at the beginning of the winter.
Thursday December 21
Happy first day of winter! As the Earth rotates through the shortest day of the year, we can look forward to lengthening days ahead.
Dennis Group End-of-Year Town Hall
Thursday, December 21, 1pm EST
Hear our senior partners address the state of DG and what to expect in the new year.
Monday December 25
Merry Christmas! This religious and cultural festival is celebrated around the globe by the religious and the secular alike. With carols, gift-giving, tree decorating, and special foods, Christmas is a much-beloved holiday... especially by children eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus!
Tuesday December 26
Happy Boxing Day! Originally a day meant for giving gifts to those in need, Boxing Day is now largely a day of shopping deals and top-tier football matches... and some much-needed time to digest the previous day's Christmas dinner!
Tuesday December 26 - Monday January 1
Happy Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa is a seven day African-American celebration of culture based on various harvest festival traditions from around the African continent. Each of the seven days is dedicated to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday December 19, 11am EDT (Springfield)
Tuesday December 19, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Wednesday December 20, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Wednesday December 20, noon PDT (San Diego)
Thursday December 21, noon EDT (Springfield)
Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2024? Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.
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