The 2016 Executive was voted in earlier today at our AGM. Thanks to everyone who came out and had their voices heard.
Our 2016 Executive is:
President – Martin Doyle
Vice President – Murray Connor
Secretary – Kimberly Budd
Treasurer – Rory Brady
Social Director – Seamus Donaghy
Cultural Director – Sean MacQueen
Sports Director – Dave Finnegan
Member at Large – Carole Fitzgerald
Trustees – Siobhan MacQueen
A special thank you to all outgoing members of the 2015 committee on their hard work.
And remember, even if you’re not on the committee, we always need volunteers for special events and other happenings at the Irish Centre! Let someone on the executive know if you want to share your talents with us.
Have you fallen in love with Canada and want to stay?
Canadian Visa Specialists, in conjunction with the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, will be at the Irish Club on Wednesday, February 12 for a free seminar on the options for all temporary residents in Canada, including visitors, holders of International Experience Class visas, work and study permits. The session will start at 7PM.
The seminar will address options to renew or change your status as well as how to apply for permanent residence. Information will also be provided on the recent changes announced by Citizenship & Immigration Canada and how they will affect you.
A special guest from Scotiabank will also give a short presentation.
This will be an informal session with an open Q&A portion and there will be an opportunity to network after the information session.
To sign up for the seminar, please visit http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/immigration-seminar-how-can-i-stay-in-canada-tickets-10397941523
At the Irish Sports and Social
Twas on a Friday night
They were out there pouring concrete
sure it was a lovely sight.
There was Martin in his wellies
and Eric in his socks
and Jockey was the Gaffer,
cause the rest of them were locked
Crooner McNulty hurt himself
when he tripped on a wire frame
he was up to his neck in concrete
when the paramedics came
McCready was there with trowel in hand
and Masterson worked the lights
McCormack was still cleaning up
when a Policeman came inside
“What’s goin on here?”
a culchie accent said
and there was this massive big Policeman
with the light shining off his head
“Oh it’s you Inspector”
and he standing at the bar
“It’s ok Pat” the Poiceman said
“I just come to pick up me car”
“Is it outside your parked?” said Paddy
“Or, or is it round the back?”
and Paddy smiling nervously
waited for an answer back
So out the back the two did go
and the scene they did survey,
no car to be seen
just a slab of concrete lay.
“Did you’se tow me car boys?”
a towering man roared out
“What car” was the reply
in unison that rang out.
Well it was Saturday afternoon
when they were all released on bail
and scheduled court appearances be made
or else they’d go to jail
Now Dublin has great monuments
and Cork, not to be outdone,
has Patricks Bridge and other things
to remember it’s native sons
But the Irish here in Edmonton
will not soon be forgot
Our monument is a car named “Braiden”
about three feet under the Lot
by Joe Burns
Thank’s to Joe for sending us this poem!