Heritage Days Volunteers Needed!!

It’s that time of year again!

Heritage Days Pic

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!

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Concert Special! A Tribute to Merle Haggard by His Son Marty

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.


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Coming to the Brendan Grace Concert?

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!

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Calling all ISSS Sports Fans of Old…

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.

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Great Live Matches This Weekend

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

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Cool Cul Camps for Kids this Summer

This summer, lucky kids in Edmonton will be able to attend the first GAA Cúl Camp in Canada!
GAA Cúl Camps are a great way for children ages 4 to 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment.
The Edmonton Wolfe Tones GAA (a non-profit organization) are looking to see 40 children participate in this year’s program, which is open to all kids in the age range.
The camp runs on August 16, 17, 23 and 24 at the Nor’Westers Rugby Club.
If you are interested or would like further information please contact Erin & Rachel at moc.liamgnull@pmaclucnotnomde.  The registration deadline is
Any companies interested in sponsoring the Cúl Camp’s kits are encouraged to contact Rachel or Erin as well. It’s a great way for you and your company to contribute to the ever growing Irish community!
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Looking for Immigration Information?

Cathy Murphy from the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre will be visiting Edmonton on Tuesday, June 24 and will be stopping by the Irish Centre to hold informal one-on-one discussions.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of this visit is welcome to do so by coming down to the Irish Centre between 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The bar will be open on this night in case you are thirsty.

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Wolfe Tones Going into First Tournament of 2014

The Edmonton Wolfe Tones GAA Club are hitting the highway for the first round of the 2014 Alberta Cup in Red Deer today.  The one-day tournament in will feature mens and ladies’ Gaelic football and hurling matches.

The Wolfe Tones mens football team are the defending Western Canadian Champions, and the hurling team have their unbeaten streak to defend.

The Irish Club would like to wish the teams travelling to Red Deer all the best in your matches!

Emma Kealy, Secretary of the Edmonton Wolfe Tones GAA Club accepts a cheque from Martin Doyle and Rory Brady.  The Irish Sports and Social Society is pleased to be a major sponsor of the Wolfe Tones for the 2014 Season.

Emma Kealy, Secretary of the Edmonton Wolfe Tones GAA Club accepts a cheque from Martin Doyle and Rory Brady. The Irish Sports and Social Society is pleased to be a major sponsor of the Wolfe Tones for the 2014 Season.

If any fans (or potential fans) want to make the trek and cheer them on, the matches will be played at the Titans Rugby Club just south of Red Deer (74 Range Road 275A).

If you’re not going to Red Deer and still need a GAA fix, the Irish Club will be showing the  championship matches, live via satellite.  Saturday sees Offaly face Kilkenny in hurling (12 noon) and on Sunday there are football matches between Roscommon and Mayo (7AM) and Dublin and Laois (9AM).


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Great news from Portlaoise!  Our Western Canadian Rose Catharine Joyce is going through to Tralee!

We’ve updated our photo gallery with some of her pics from regionals.

Rose Regionals 2

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The Most Fun You Can Have Volunteering

If you’ve ever been to Edmonton’s Heritage Day Festival, you know that Irish Pavilion is the place to be for food and entertainment.

Just a sample of some of the delicious potato bread for Heritage Days made by volunteers last year!

Just a sample of some of the delicious potato bread for Heritage Days made by volunteers last year!

To make the delicious food we sell at the pavilion — a major fundraiser for the Irish Club — we start making the potato bread in early June, before it gets too hot.

We need people, starting Sunday, June 1 to help with peeling potatoes and making the tasty bread that our pavilion has become famous for.

If that’s a-peelin’ to you, bring your potato peeler and come down on Sunday afternoon at around 1 PM for the first batch of peeling/boiling/mashing.  We will also need volunteers next week starting at 5 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

We will start on the next round on Sunday, June 8 at 1PM.

If you can make it, please contact Susan McKenna at 780-468-1390 or Ann Jones at 780-454-4954.  Everything you will ever need to know about making potato bread can be learned from these two experts!


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