Irish Ambassador’s visit

Don’t Delay – Get Your Tickets NOW!
Tickets are Limited for Gala Reception
to Meet the Irish Ambassador

Don’t wait until the last minute or it may be too late!…..Advance tickets for the Gala Reception on Saturday, October 3 to meet the Irish Ambassador are limited and THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.
This is a special opportunity to welcome His Excellency Declan Kelly the Ambassador of Ireland to Vancouver. Let’s extend a resounding West Coast Welcome to our guests.
All proceeds will benefit our local Irish community benevolent fund which helps families and individuals in need. Many people have needed support in times of crisis over the years and The Celtic Society of Canada has been there to help through the generous support of the community. Your contribution is extremely important.
DON’T DELAY, book now! Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening featuring traditional music with Ballyhooley led by uilleann piper Tim Fanning and the Vancouver Regiment of the Irish Pipes and Drums.
Delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served along with lots of great craic. There is plenty of free parking available.
There will also be many special guests, including members of the Olympic Council of Ireland who will be in town making advance preparation for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the Irish Pavilion to be hosted by Doolin’s Irish Pub in downtown Vancouver.
Also among the special guests will be: John Keane – the new Irish Honorary Consul of Ireland for Seattle and Washington State; Cameron Milliken – the Honorary Consul General of the Government of Ireland to Alberta based in Calgary; Doodie Cahill – the Honourary Consul of Ireland for Alberta based in Edmonton; John Dooley – the Irish-born Mayor of Nelson, B.C.; Gerry Furney the Irish-born Mayor of Port McNeill, B.C.
Most of all…you will have a chance to personally welcome Ambassador Kelly to the Lower Mainland.
Tickets are $50 each. To order, call Catholine Butler at The Celtic Connection at (604) 434-3747.
Tickets can also be obtained from Deirdre O’Ruairc of the Irish Women’s Network at (604) 538-6765, e-mail:; Conor Walshe of the Irish Sporting and Social Club at (604) 505-5983, e-mail:; Marie Morris of the Celtic Society of Canada at (604) 929-1042.