May 2013 Newsletter
Irish Heritage Quebec will present the following activities in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. We hope to see members and guests in great numbers at these activities. Parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.
1. Monday May 27 at 19:30— Irish Heritage Quebec was founded in 1973 by Marianna O’Gallagher and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We will mark this milestone with a special guest speaker at our next conference. Ray Bassett, the Irish Ambassador to Canada, will speak on the Canadian contribution to the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. The signing of this Agreement in April 1998 was a fundamental diplomatic event. It enabled all sides of a divided society to pursue their aspirations in a power-sharing arrangement.
An anniversary cake and refreshments will be served.
2. Saturday June 8 — Irish Heritage Quebec will hold its annual Flea Market from 9:00 until 13:00. We invite one and all to donate. We are interested in books, CDs, LPs, sporting goods, tools, jewelry and pins, small furniture, dishes, kitchenware, purses, suitcases, bags, picture frames, collectibles and any other items that you may think of. We do not accept clothes or large furniture. If you have something to donate, please call the office at 418 704-3404 or 418 527-2238. Members are available to pick up the merchandise.
We will need volunteers to help set up the hall on June 7 and to act as sales people on June 8th. One may volunteer for one or both days or for a few hours on one or the other or both. We will open the hall at 9:00 on Friday and hope to finish the unpacking and staging of the merchandise by 14:00. On Saturday we will also need volunteers to pack what is unsold and clean up McMahon Hall. Please call the office at 418 704-3404 or 418 527-2238 to register as a volunteer.
3. Monday June 10 at 19:30— United States Consul General Peter O’Donohue will give a conference on his work in the United States Foreign Service with particular emphasis on his stay in Quebec City. He has been United States Consul General here for the past three years.
The Megantic County Historical Society is presenting a historical storytelling event of Sunday June 16 at 14:00 at the Kinnear’s Mills Community Hall. Steve Cameron will present “Sintrigues of our Fathers”: Cholera, revolution, foolishness, national intrigues … stories they didn’t tell us!
Irish Heritage Quebec forest green caps may be purchased for $15 at the office or after Sunday Mass in McMahon Hall. Call (418) 704-3404 for information.