Happy Thanksgiving [long] weekend

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 Blog post by Amanda Evers (The Intern):

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s when Fall is in full swing; the leaves have changed, it’s sweater weather, and the boots come out. It’s also acceptable to load up a plate of turkey, sweet potato and asparagus as high as you can, eat all of it, and settle into a nap shortly afterwards. You get to visit with your family and friends, and everything is closed, so there’s nowhere you have to be.

There’s also nothing that spoils it quicker than burnt turkey or dry stuffing. With that many pots, pans, and baking trays on the go, it’s easy to lose track of how long each one has been on. There’s always tons of relatives crammed into our kitchen, looking for a quick preview of the dinner to come, which means added distractions. A fire in the oven, or even a smoke alarm going off at the wrong time, can mean a mad rush of people who aren’t necessarily familiar with your  house (or any fire plans, for that matter) trying to get out the door all at once. Trying to get my grandmother out with the mad scuffle that will ensue is definitely something I’d like to avoid.

This year, I’ve planned to get a few things done the day before, like dessert, but there’s only so much I can do before the big event. I also have some finger food that I have as appetizers, so hopefully that will keep all the relatives out of my kitchen for longer.


Cathy joined Founders Insurance Group Inc in 2007, first working in IT/Operations and over the years, she has worked in every single department. In the past 10 years, she has achieved her CAIB, LLQP and CIP designations. Today, Cathy’s main role is helping the commercial lines service team but she will often help out with reception, personal lines service and life or critical illness insurance teams, when needed. Cathy also is a facilitator at ITAC Inc. (Insurance Training and Consulting, Inc.) where she helps current professionals obtain their licensing levels and helps new students get into the insurance field. Cathy’s work experience includes various fields such as Business, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology and Acting. She enjoys playing tennis, golf, softball, pickle ball, squash and karaoke. In the office or classroom, or on the courts, softball fields, “on set”, or just out-and-about in Nova Scotia, you’ll rarely see Cathy Bermundo without a smile on her face. Cathy is a positive and helpful spirit, making her an asset to both the Founders Insurance Group Inc. and ITAC Inc. teams, and our customers.

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