IRISH WOMEN'S NETWORK Mark Your Calendars for Fifth Annual Anniversary Lunch
By DEIRDRE O'RUAIRC
VANCOUVER - The Irish Women's Network took part in the fifth annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16. We walked proudly up Granville Street carrying our banner and wearing green, white, and orange boas and green shamrock sunglasses. We followed a convertible decorated with green balloons, waving to everyone along the way.
Great fun was had by all as the children with us handed out gold chocolate coins along the parade route. We were all proud to be a part of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and afterwards we gathered for a drink to celebrate the occasion.
The next event on the IWN calendar is our fifth annual anniversary luncheon and the presentation of the Irish Woman of the Year Award on April 27 at the Delta Town and Country Inn (located at 6005 Highway 17 in Delta) at 12 noon.
Reservations are needed as space is very limited. For tickets, call Deirdre O'Ruairc at (604) 538-6765 or (604) 803-0773.
On May 31, everyone is invited to partake in the celebration of the diverse tapestry of European cultures and traditions thriving in British Columbia today.
The European Festival offers a full day of family fun starting with the colourful flag parade during the formal opening ceremony. Watch non-stop entertaining stage performances throughout the day or visit the cultural displays. For the children there is face-painting, balloon-twisting and crafts stations in the children's tent. Admission is $7 and children under 12 are free.
Countries participating include: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine. Check out their web site for more detail at: www.eurofestbc.ca.
The annual IWN golf tournament will be held on June 8 at the Mylora Golf Course in Richmond. This is a Texas Scrabble and open to all levels of golfers, followed by a barbeque dinner.
This is a very social event and a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. For details and reservations, call Marie Morris at (604) 929-1042. For more details, check out our website at: www.irishwomenbc.net.