Edmonton is playing host to the ITU World Triathalon Grand Final this weekend, and a group of 26 athletes are coming from Ireland.
As they give it all when running, biking and swimming, they will be looking for some Irish support. There will be an Irish athletes tent in Hawrelak Park, and on Monday there will be live Irish music on the race route in the park.
The organisers are also in the process of designating an “Irish Corner” so that we can all assemble with flags, banners, horns, bells, bodhrans and whistles to make some noise for the Irish competitors. That location has not been finalised yet, but it will be a high visibility location. Stay Tuned! The main event will be televised live to a world-wide audience of over 47 million viewers.
The athletes have already been invited to watch the Dublin/Donegal football game, and have a hearty Irish breakfast on Sunday morning.
So this a call to everyone to get involved, and make the Irish team welcome and show that we are world class Irish/Edmontonians.
There is a large Irish involvement in the organising committee and we would like to make this a truly memorable weekend for everyone.
The “Parade of Nations” is on Thursday evening, and that would be a great place to show our support for the athletes as the march in. So dress up in green and make some noise!
All the details and event schedules can be found on the Triathlon website.
The Irish Sports & Social will be holding its golf tournament on Sunday, September 14 at Victoria Golf Course.
The cost is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. If you don’t care for golf but like steak, you also have the option of coming to the BBQ for $20.
Please register by September 7 at the Irish Centre.
If you have any questions, please contact Murray Connors at 780-913-2282.
Long time volunteers Jim and Anne Webb are moving away from Edmonton.
Irish Sports & Social Society President Martin Doyle presents a token of appreciation to the Webbs at the well attended event on August 14.
To show our appreciation for their long years of service and friendship, the Irish Sports & Social Society will be holding a good bye and good luck party for them on Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 PM.
Come down and wish them well in their new adventures, and enjoy some light refreshments too!
The Irish Sports & Social is pleased to welcome His Exellency Ray Bassett, Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada on Wednesday, July 30 at 7PM.
An informal meet and greet will be held in his honour and we would be pleased if you could join us.
He is hoping to meet with some of the recent arrivals from Ireland.
It’s that time of year again!
We are looking for volunteers to work the Irish tent at the Heritage Day Festival this year (August 2-4).
Volunteering at the highly popular Irish Pavilion involves selling food/beverages, preparing food and other light duties.
We require 8-10 workers for each shift meaning a number of volunteers are required to ensure the 3 day festival runs smoothly. We also need volunteers to help set up the stage the evening of Thursday July 31st and to take it down the evening of Monday August 4th.
The shifts at the tent are:
Saturday, August 2 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 3 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, August 4 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please contact Sinead Brady through Facebook, by email moc.liamtohnull@78ydarb_daenis, or by telephone 780-554-6463 if you are able to help in anyway.
Even if you can offer a few hours, all of your help is greatly appreciated!
The Irish Sports & Social is pleased to present a Tribute to Merle Haggard by his son Marty Haggard this Sunday, July 20th at the Irish Club.
Tickets are $25.00. Doors open at 5:00pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets can be purchased at the Irish Club or you can reserve tickets by calling the Irish Club at 780-453-2249.
NOTE: The Irish Club will close after the GAA matches on Sunday morning and will open at 5:00pm for this ticket-only event.
Here’s all you need to know if you were lucky enough to get tickets for the sold out Brendan Grace concert tomorrow night (Thursday).
Doors will open at 6PM. Only people with tickets will be admitted. Seating is available on a first come basis, and we encourage people to get there early.
The kitchen will be open with a limited menu.
- Hamburger & chips
- Sausages & chips
- Chicken fingers & chips
- Smokies & chips
After the concert ends, Pete Kelly will be on hand to play some live music.
All in all, it looks like it will be a great night!
Do you want to see more of the old sports trophies displayed in the Club??
We are looking for members willing to volunteer to take on this task. This would include retrieving the trophies from the trailer (where they are currently stored); clean them up and find a place to display them. With the limited space, the suggestion would be to display a few for a period of time and to then replace them with others and just continue to recycle them over and over.
Anyone interested please contact Paul Hawthorn at (780) 819-6343 or by email at ten.suletnull@nrohluap.
Yes, it’s summer and there’s a million things to do around the house or garden, but look, there’s some really great matches being shown at the Irish Club this weekend. We’ll see you there, right??
Saturday, July 5
8:30 AM Clare vs. Wexford in Hurling
12:00 Noon Galway vs. Tipperary in Hurling
Sunday, July 6
7:00 AM Kerry vs. Cork in Gaelic Football
9:00 AM Dublin vs. Kilkenny in Hurling