ISSC St. Patrick’s Weekend Activities

Friday March 15th – Final Night of the ISSC Sevens Tournament

It is the last night of games in our annual sevens tournament with the first game set to get under way at 7 pm in Capilano Rugby Club, North Vancouver. Afterwards, there will be drinks, food, music and no doubt bit of craic to be had in the Capilano Clubhouse to celebrate another successful sevens tournament and to kick off St. Patrick’s weekend. It will be a good opportunity to get to know some of the newcomers and to have a bit of a laugh after a competitive six weeks of games. All club members are welcome, and we encourage you to invite friends and family to come along and enjoy the night.

Saturday March 16th – ISSC -v- The Aussies Annual St.Patricks Weekend Game

We will be playing our traditional Gaelic Football Game -v- the Aussies. The game will take place in Andy Livingstone Park, with a throw-in time of 1.30 pm.  Anyone interested in playing should arrive at 1.00 pm and we would encourage members to come out and support the game.

Sunday March 17th – Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As has been the tradition for several years now, the club will march in the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day parade behind the ISSC banner. This year we will be again flying the Irish flag as the most authentic Irish entrant in the parade. The parade will start from Howe and Davie and move north on Howe turning right on West Georgia and finishing up at West Georgia and Granville. We have been asked by the organizers to assemble in our position (#41A) which will be near the corner of Howe & Drake between 9:45 and 10:15 am.

We would advise people where possible to take public transport to the parade as a number of streets in the city center will be closed off and parking may be difficult to come by. Please can participants wear their GAA colors whether they be the ISSC, club or county from back home. Alternatively, you can wear the ISSC club colors of green white and gold.  We especially encourage those with children to bring them along as this is very much a family day. The children in last years ISSC parade group brought a lot of fun to the event. The parade is very well organised and we expect to be finished marching by 12:30.