June 2014 Newsletter
Irish Heritage Quebec will present the June 10 and June 14 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. Tuesday June 10 at 19:30— While Grosse Île has been a national park for 25 years, several Irish Heritage Quebec members had the good fortune to visit the island in the years before it was opened to the public. Joe Lonergan, Patrick McKenna, Bill Mylett and Bryan O’Gallagher will present their reflections on their first visit to Grosse Île.
2. Saturday June 14 — 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 Friday June 13 and to act as sales personnel on June 14. 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.
- Saturday June 28— Irish Heritage Quebec will go to Grosse Isle. We will be travelling with Croisières Lachance from Berthier-sur-Mer. Departure is at 9:45 and return at 15:55. Cost is $59.99 plus taxes for adults and $32.95 plus taxes for children from 6 to 16. There is no charge for children under 6.
Please note that there have been major changes in the reservation procedures since our last trip in 2012. Reservations may be made by Internet at the following address: www.croisiereslachance.ca or by calling 418 259-2140 or 1-888-476-7734. There is a $4 fee if you reserve by Internet and a $2 fee if you reserve by telephone. Payment must be made at the time of the reservation. If you cancel your reservation, you will have to pay the full amount of the fare anyway (see notice below).
Croisières Lachance requests that all passengers arrive at Berthier-sur-Mer by 9:15, 30 minutes before departure. This allows everyone time to purchase their tickets, greet friends and then embark on the boat.
There are restaurant services on the island but most people prefer to bring a lunch and some water bottles for the day.
The following items are on sale at our conferences and at the irish heritage Quebec office.