March 2015 Newsletter
Here is the latest news.
- Irish Heritage Quebec has 203 members as of March 1, 2015. Anyone who is a member on March 9 will be eligible for the draw of the 2015 calendar published by the Société historique de Québec. The winner of the first draw held February 9 was Rosemary Gell.
- Irish Heritage Quebec will present its next activity on Monday March 9 at 19:30 in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. We hope to see members and guests in great numbers at these activities. Mary Penkarski, English teacher in the Langues, cultures et monde program at Cégep de Sainte-Foy, will talk about the Ireland trip course that she has been running annually since 2009. 14 students elect to do this enrichment activity and work on Irish culture and political history in the classroom throughout the school year. These students also prepare Irish Culture Day in the fall, participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quebec City and travel to the School of Irish Studies at Concordia University prior to leaving for their 18-day trip through both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in May. Beginning in 2016, the trip will involve 30 students and will become a credited field trip course. Mary Penkarski will trace her route with the students around the island. It will be a great occasion to view famous sites in Ireland as well as places less known.
- Irish Heritage Quebec will participate in the 2015 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec on Saturday March 28, 2015. This year we will have a classroom in Saint Patrick’s High School in which our marchers may gather.
N.B. If you plan to participate in the parade, please inform Irish Heritage Quebec of your name and the number of persons with you.
- Irish Heritage Quebec’s office in the Rectory of St. Patrick’s Church is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 13:30 until 15:30. It is also open on request on other occasions. Please contact Joseph Lonergan or John O’Connor at 418 704-3404 for an appointment.
The following items are on sale at our conferences and at the Irish Heritage Quebec office.