At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Irish Week was officially declared at City Hall prior to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Mayor Daryl Bennett (see pic at left) and Colleen Allen, President of the Peterborough Irish Club, said a few welcoming words before the Irish flag was raised for the week, followed by the Irish anthem sung both in Gaelic and English.
The Peterborough Irish Club was founded in 1975 and has grown since the homecoming that year, which celebrated the 150th year since the Irish settlers arrived in the city and area. Currently, the club stands at more than 200 members in the community.
This Thursday (March 17th) starting at 6 p.m., the club will host Irish festivities at their annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations held at the Evinrude Centre (911 Monaghan Road). Tickets are $15 at the door. It will be a pub-style atmosphere with live music and large screen video performances by international Irish artists.
Don't forget to wear green!!
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]