Capilano Rugby Club
On the August Long Week-end, at Capilano Rugby Club in North Vancouver, the ISSC hosts the Western Canadian GAA Championships at Capilano Rugby Club, in North Vancouver. It will be the largest tournament staged in the history of the Division, and it is expected that there will be 8 Men’s teams, and 5 Ladies teams competing for the Division’s bragging rights.
The tightest Alberta Cup in Ladies Football has just finished, and while the winners were the same, their path to glory was made very difficult with strong displays from Edmonton and Calgary. Reiging Tom Gibbins Western Canada Champions, the Vancouver Harps, will have to be on their game if they are to successfully defend their crown.
In Men’s competition, Edmonton defend their title, intent to prove that they don’t need to be in the City of Champions to win this title. Vancouver will be strong this year, however they know that the hotly contested Alberta Cup will mean, their guests will hit the ground running when they arrive. The Saskatchewan boys will hope to do one better in 2014 and perform on the Senior stage. Also, look out for new local club, the Fraser Valley Gaels who will look to impress on their first Championship sojourn.
With such a large gathering, the ISSC is hosting a festival that runs parallel to the Gaelic Games! Local Irish / Celtic businesses are encouraged to attend and set-up a stall at our event. Please connect with firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending and promoting your business.
See also, http://www.westerncanadagaa.co.nr/
Western Canada GAA Championships 2014
Send the ISSC your Memories, and be part of our 40th Anniversary Celebrations….
Send us the link to your VIDEO and we will compile a Testimonial Montage Video to be premiered at the GAA-LA 40th Anniversary Event on October 18th, 2014.
Some Great People have passed through this club over the years, and I am sure there are some fantastic memories to share.
Have fun with this..
Submissions End September 1st, 2014.
Friday 14th March: CelticFest 10th Anniversary Gala, 7pm
The Vogue Theatre is the place to be as we will help celebrate the fest’s first decade with The Once, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, Hermitage Green and The Paperboys. The ISSC will also be awarded the 2nd Annual Celtic Person/Organization of the Year Award on the night!
Tickets can be purchased for this great event by following this link
Saturday 15th March: Ireland V Oz/Rest of the World Gaelic Football match, 1pm
Saturday will see the first game of the season with action beginning at 1pm in Andy Livingstone Park.
Ladies (Ireland V Rest of World) – please be there at 12.15pm (Canadian time) for the throw in at 1pm.
Men (Ireland V Oz) – please come out early to support your female counterparts before your game at 2pm.
This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend/co worker/neighbour to the GAA! So bring them along to play or support the ISSC on this very special weekend!
Sunday 16th March: St Patrick’s Day Parade
The weekend’s activities continue at the annual St Patrick’s parade. We have been awarded the prestigious title of the Grand Marshall which means we lead the parade!! This is a huge honour and we need to do our club and Ireland proud. Please meet no later than 10.15am at Davie and Howe as we are leading the parade, we cannot be late!! Anyone who would like to arrive earlier to help setting up is more than welcome to do so!
If you have any questions about any events taking place this weekend, please let me or your player rep know!
See you all this weekend!!
The ISSC Sevens is kicking off this Friday night (March 7th) in Capilano with a registration and ‘Meet and Greet’ night. The tournament will begin Friday, March 21st and we are encouraging as many members as possible to sign up and get involved in what is always a fun way to start the year. As always the bar in Capilano will be open for drinks after the games and it is a great way to meet your new teammates.
So regardless of your code, ability or length of stay in Vancouver – you are very welcome to come along to the tournament and join in!
Location: Capilano Rugby Club, North Vancouver
Membership fees are to be paid prior to taking part in the tournament – ‘No Pay-No Play’
The 2014 ISSC membership fees are as follows:
Playing Member: $100
Seven’s Tournament (with option to upgrade): $50
Social Member: $30
Since this is our first playing activity of the year, can we remind all new and returning members that you MUST have personal injury insurance to play for the club. If you require any information with regards to insurance, please send us an email at email@example.com
As of January 2014, Mouthguards are mandatory for players in all age grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. You will not be permitted on the pitch if you are not wearing a mouth guard. This rules applies to both men and ladies football.
CeltFest – Reminder
CeltFest is commencing this weekend (Sat 8th) beginning in the Rickshaw theatre as Ireland’s own Hermitage Green makes their first-ever Canadian appearance in an all-Ireland night of music with Vancouver’s favourite, Vagabonds. For more information and tickets to these events and more including the CeltFest 10th Anniversary Gala on Friday March 14th were the ISSC will receive the Celtfest Organization of the year award, please visit their page http://www.celticfestvancouver.com/
Hello all! It’s that time of the year again!
Time to start watching reruns of Countdown, Mastermind, The Weakest Link and even some Blackboard Jungle because it’s Quiz time!!
Where: Come down and join in on the craic at the Moose Down Under: Map
When: Friday February 21st at 7.30pm.
So let’s start of the 2014 season with some friendly competition to find out who really has the brains in the ISSC!
See you all there!
The ISSC invites all its members to come join the Vancouver Cougars as they celebrate Australia Day this year, January 25th at Montgomery Park (W 43rd and Oak) (map).
The traditional game of Aussie Rules will be played between the Irish and the Aussies.
For more details on the game & the post game celebrations, please click here Australia Day: Annual Aussie Rules Match 2014
With the AGM now in the books, we would like to offer our members the opportunity to put nominations forward for a coaching role in 2014.
We are looking for coaches across all codes: –
– Men’s Football coach(s)
– Ladies Football coach(s)
– Hurling coach(s)
– Camogie coach(s)
With the club growing and participation numbers increasing year on year, its more important then ever that people get involved. With this in mind and given the workload of coaching teams more than one coach per code would be preferred.
Please reply with nominations no later than Saturday February 8th to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The club executive will review nominations and make appointments following discussions with interested parties in March.
ISSC Vancouver AGM will take place on Tuesday January 21st @ 6.30pm
The AGM will take place at Roundhouse Community Centre & is easily accesible via the skytrain.
Please see the following link: – http://goo.gl/maps/yjc6S
The 2014 committee will be elected on the night. If you have any nominations or would like to be a member of the committee, please email email@example.com.
If you have any motions that you would like to put forward, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 pm Saturday January 18th for executive approval.
We would ask that all new & returning members attend.
We hope to see you all on the 21st.
Kids Christmas Party
The Kids Christmas Party will be held on December 8th between 2-5 in the party room of 939 Expo Blvd., Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G7. Entrance is on Beattie St. between Smythe and Nelson.
Please arrive punctually with gift/s for your child/children which will be placed under the tree for Santa to present.
ISSC Carol Singing (for Covenant House)
On December 14th, ISSC members will take to the streets of Vancouver to show that they are multi-talented and will be Carol Singing along Granville Street, to raise money for Convenant House and spread some Christmas spirit.
We encourage members old & new to come out and have some fun while raising money for a good cause. Further details will be posted to Facebook & the ISSC website over the next week.