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2016 News & Events

November 2016

9 November (7.30pm)

Centrepointe Theatres Ottawa. A Centenary Commemoration of Easter 1916 in Words and Music with Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans, Brian Doherty. Tickets: www.centrepointetheatres.com

October 2016

22 October

CAIS Conference, Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland, Ottawa. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

September 2016

21 September

Concordia University Irish Studies: Reframing 1916 Commemoration event, film and panel discussion with Notre Dame

July 2016

13 July 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE: New requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air.

June 2016

4 June

“A Taste of Ireland”, Brockville Irish Society. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brockvilleirishculturalsociety 

May 2016

1 May (7pm)

Commemoration of 1916 hosted by Celtic Folk Night Group – music, songs, poems, readings of the period – in Heart and Crown snug, Preston St., Ottawa

2 - 3 May

Commemoration of 1916, Comhaltas, Sudbury Ontario. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

21 May

Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) Inc. presents 1916 Rising Centenary Concert with The Wolfe Tones, The Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, Toronto. Doors open 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $40. Info: 416-402-3729

25 - 28 May

Canadian Association of Irish Studies Conference, Banff, Alberta. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

http://www.irishstudies.ca/announcements/cfp-caisacei-conference-may-25-28-banff-alberta-canada/

27 May

1916 Commemoration Concert, Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra, Montreal. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.
http://www.musiciansoftheworld.ca/

April 2016

2 April

Irish Community of Durham 1916 Commemoration, 2:00-6:00pm, St. Francis Centre, 78 Church St. South (below Hwy #2), Pickering Village, Ajax.
Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

3 April (2pm -4pm)

O’Regan Theatre, Halifax Central Library, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Central Library, An Cumann, the Irish Association of Nova Scotia, Saint Mary's University Irish Studies Program, and Dalhousie University Centre for European Studies present Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. 1916 silent footage with musical accompaniment; talks by Dr. P. Mannion of Memorial University and B. McConnell.
Supported by the Irish Film Institute and with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa.

7 April (7pm)

Irish Women’s Network BC and Simon Fraser University: Talk by Dr. Mary McAuliffe, University College Dublin, on Realists and Idealists: Women of the Easter Rising, 1916. SFU Harbour Centre, Segal Rooms, Vancouver Campus, Harbour Centre. RSVP: irishwomensnetwork@gmail.com Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

17 April (3pm)

1916 Remembered: A commemoration of the events of 1916 through a weave of Irish song, music, narration and literature. No charge but please RSVP to Kay – kayohegarty@sympatico.ca (613) 829-8467

http://saintbrigidscentre.com/events/event/1916-remembered-terrible-beauty-born/

21 April

Embassy of Ireland Concert, Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland, Ottawa

22 - 23 April

CineGael 1916 Commemoration, Montreal. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.
Website : http://www.cinegaelmontreal.com/

22 April

Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) Inc. presents the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Commemoration Dinner. Tiramisu Bistro, 10750 124 St. NW, Edmonton. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $50 Info: Caolan (780-680-1601), David (780-680-8993), Desmond (780-243-8171)

23 April

Irish Cultural Association of Saskatchewan 1916 Commemoration, 7pm–9pm, Holy Cross High School, Saskatoon. No admission charge.

23 April

1916 Commemoration Winnipeg, Irish Association of Manitoba. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.
Website: http://www.irishassociation.ca/

23 April

The Vancouver Easter Rising Committee presents the 1916-2016 Commemoration Banquet. Hilton Hotel Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, Vancouver.
6:00 p.m. Tickets: $70. Info: Bernard (604-929-7607) or George (604-948-2885)
Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

23 April

Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) Inc. presents the 1916 Rising Centenary Commemoration Dinner, Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto. 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $75. Info: 416-402-3729

24 April

Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick, Moncton Chapter: 1916 Commemoration featuring a talk by Dr. Stewart Donovan of St. Thomas University. Resurgo Place, Moncton. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

24 April

Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) Inc. presents Let Freedom Ring: Remember and Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Rising 1916-2016. Crystal Ridge Golf Club, 9 Crystal Green Ln, Okotoks, Calgary. 12:00 p.m. Tickets: $40 (adults), $20 (children).Info: Alex O’Donnell (403-969-8855), Michael McKay (403-306-6123), Neil Gunning (403-561-3959)

26 April

An illustrated public talk: Prof. Greg Marquis, Department of History and Politics, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, “The 1916 Irish Easter Rising and New Brunswick,” hosted by the New Brunswick Historical Society, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, 7:30 pm. Free. For further information contact gmarquis@unb.ca

March 2016

3 - 19 March

The Toronto Irish Players present The Shadow of a Gunman by Seán O’Casey at the Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, Ontario.
http://www.torontoirishplayers.com/

5 March

1916 Commemoration, Kingston Irish Folk Club, at Tir na nOg Irish Pub located at 200 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontariobeside City Hall. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-club-kingston/239434969437504

7 March (7.30pm)

Talk by Dr. Niall Keogh on Ireland, the Great War and Easter 1916. University of Ottawa, LMX 219, Lamoureux Hall, 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier, Ottawa, Ontario.

18 March (5pm to 7 pm)

Montreal Centenary Commemoration of the 1916 Rising at the Royal Montreal Curling Club, 1850 de Maisonneuve West.
For further information: 1916Montreal@gmail.com.

19 March (9pm)

Irish poets Leontia Flynn and Maurice Riordan at VERseFest International Poetry Festival, Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa. Supported by Culture Ireland.
For information and tickets: http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar19

22 March

Esteemed Newfoundland poet Mary Dalton will join Leontia Flynn and Maurice Riordan for the North Atlantic Poetry Series reading at The Ship Inn, St. John’s, Newfoundland. For further information:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/northatlanticpoetry/?pnref=story

26 March

Irish Canadian Club, Hamilton presents Out of the Foggy Dew: Rebel Voices of 1916, 7.00pm at Liuna Station, 360 James St N., Hamilton.
Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.

Website: http://irishhamilton.com/IrishClub.html   Tel. 905 544 1401

27 March

Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) Inc. presents the Easter Breakfast Centenary Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets: $25 (adults); $15 (children).
Info: 416-402-3729

27 March

Irish Club of Mississauga 1916 Commemoration. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.
Website: http://irelandsupportersclub.ca/

31 March

Sile de Valera, granddaughter of Eamon de Valera, will give the Eleventh Annual St. Patrick’s Society Lecture in Irish Studies. Her lecture will take place at 7.00pm on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in room 937 Hall Building, Concordia University, Montreal.

February 2016

19 - 20 February

Canada, the Irish Language, and the Easter Uprising 1916: A Commemoratory Conference. Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland, Ottawa. Supported with a grant from the Embassy of Ireland.
Website: http://www.gaeilge.ca/1916---b%C3%A9arla.php

27 February

Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) Inc. presents The O’Donovan Rossa Memorial Lectures. The Intercontinental Hotel Yorkville, 220 Bloor St. West, Toronto. 7:30pm. Free of charge. Info: 416-402-3729