As a result of the AB Government’s relaunch strategy and much discussion by the majority of the Executive members; it was decided to re-open the Irish Centre effective Thurs., May 14 @ 4:00 p.m., with the following restrictions:
- Limited capacity of 50 people including staff
- Social distancing of at least 2 meters (6 feet)
- NO bar service…table service ONLY
Along with the above restrictions, the following must also be adhered to:
- The Centre will be open to 2020 Members ONLY.
Memberships for 2020 can be renewed through mail or at the Centre. We will be checking memberships and if you do not have a current membership and you want to visit the Centre, you will have to purchase one
- Kids are NOT allowed in the Centre at this time due to the social distancing restriction
- With the limited capacity of 50% and the social distancing or 2 meters, the maximum capacity allowed at the Centre will be 50 people
- There will be NO service or seating at the bar area. Table service ONLY. There will be four people per table. Each table is set up with a maximum of four chairs. Extra chairs and not allowed nor is putting tables together
- The snug area is closed to members
- Live music, bookings, and functions (including card playing & darts) is not permitted
- Please do not come to the Centre if you are not feeling well, have been in contact with someone not feeling well, or traveled in the last 14 days
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or sleeve
- Members are advised to wash their hands with soap & water frequently
- Hand sanitizer will be available for use
This is just for the interim until the AB Government or health officials give us a different direction.
This is a trying time for everyone and we trying our best to make this work for members & staff. We will take this one step at a time and make any necessary adjustments along the way.
Patience and Respect towards the staff and each other is expected and nothing but will be tolerated.
We ask your patience in the kitchen as well. For now, it will be open but with a limited menu. Kitchen condiments will be available but in individual packets. Hand sanitizer will also be on the kitchen bar area for your use.
Temporary Hours of Operation:
Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sat. 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sun. 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, MARCH 31
Doors open @ 12:15 pm Meeting starts at 1:00 pm Please come early to register and get a seat
With the AGM fast approaching, we are encouraging all our members to attend. The Irish Centre is a very active society and requires dedicated and motivated members for it to be successful.
The Executive is reaching out to the 2018 membership to consider putting their name forward to fill one of the many volunteer Executive positions available. It takes much effort and teamwork to keep the Irish Centre going. An Executive that is dedicated, works as a team and have the interest of the membership, will ensure a strong ISSS and community.
Please feel free to contact any current Executive member regarding a position. You can also contact one of the Trustees to put your name forward for a position.
Refreshments and nibbles will be served following the meeting.
Irish Centre Executive
Every two years we work a casino fundraiser which helps keep the doors of the Irish Centre open – keeping Irish culture alive in Edmonton. The funds raised go to sports, dance, music, building renovations/maintenance, and so much more.
This year we will be working at the Yellowhead Casino located at 153 Street & Yellowhead Trail.
19 Volunteers (age 18+) each day are needed to work all positions (count room, runners, cashiers, etc.) No experience required; training will be provided, and all time shifts (morning, afternoon, evening and night) over the 2 days are open.
Our aim is to get all the positions filled as soon as possible. Sign UP! at the following link or call Rory at 780-720-3010.
The Mike McDonnell Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to members or the dependents of members of the Society who have been accepted to a post secondary educational facility (i.e. University, College, or Technical Institute).
Applications are now available at the Irish Centre bar and on the website (www.edmontonirishclub.ca).
Application submission deadline: October 5, 2018.
Scholarship Awards Night
November 10 @ 8:00 pm
Join us in celebrating with the 2018 recipient(s) as they
are awarded one of our Mike McDonnell Scholarships.
For further info contact Isobel Nesdole@ 780-916-9691.
Membership renewals are now due
It’s that time of year again … take out or renew your Irish Sports & Social Society Membership.
Click on the ‘Membership & Hall Rental’ tab to see the benefits of being a member and get the Membership Application form. Applications are also available at the Irish Centre bar.
Please fill in the form (print clearly) and return it along with your cheque to the following: Attention: 2018 Membership Application, Irish Sports & Social Society, 12546-126 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5L 0X3
If you have already submitted your 2018 Membership Application, thank you.
If for some reason you are not renewing your membership, we would like to know why or if you have any questions related to the memberships, please do not hesitate to contact Anita Nixon at ac.wahsnull@anoxin or (780) 887-9705.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the Club.
Congratulations to the incoming 2017/18 executive committee.
President – Martin Doyle
Vice President – Janet Wilde
Secretary – Kimberly Budd
Treasurer – Rory Brady
Social Director – Melanie Regan
Sports Director – Paul Hawthorn
Member At Large – Anita Nixon
Trustees – Seamus Donaghy, Bill McGuire, Ted Nesdole
Past President – Stephen McElhatton
The Cultural Director position was not filled at the meeting. If you are interested in the role, please contact any of the existing executive members.
Updated contact information will be available shortly.
Just a sample of some of the delicious potato bread for Heritage Days made by volunteers last year!
Do you have some spare time and love festivals?
Heritage Days is one of the biggest festivals in Edmonton and is attended by thousands of people from around the world.
Every year the Irish Centre calls out for volunteers to get involved and support ourIrish community. This year, we need another group of dedicated volunteers to make the Irish Pavilion a success!
You don’t need any special skills or experience. Maybe you want to learn how to make some traditional Irish food or just meet some wonderful new Irish (and non-Irish!) friends … just sign up.
It takes a village to make the Ireland pavilion a huge success and we are very proud of our volunteers. Let`s make 2016 another brilliant year!
Sign up sheets – available at the Irish Centre or let us know that you’re interested by contacting:
Seán MacQueen – moc.liamgnull@neeuqcamks
Siobhan MacQueen @ 780-489-8001