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Thanksgiving Photo Feature: Turkey and all the fixings at the Salvation Army

The dining hall at the Salvation Army Yellowknife was bustling Monday, with volunteers dishing up a feast and community members lining up for a popular meal. The organization usually serves around 200 people each year, executive director Byron Hardy says.

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the other fixings were readied by Lovince Derinet and a small army of volunteers. A chef by trade, Lovince said this is a special job for him.

“It's a big part of me. I really love helping out helping others, I know that it's the only way that we could move forward,” he said.

Friends, relatives and acquaintances shared a meal at long tables facing windows streaked with snow.

Volunteer Daphne Rice brought her grandson Noah along to help prep and serve around 200 people.

“I've taken him since he was a baby and he's just loved it,” she said. “I like for him to learn at a young age that it's very important to help others.”