Events


Past:  25th Anniversary of the Society's St. Patrick's Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone again. This year was special as it marked the 25th time we met to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a meal and entertainment.

On March 14, 2015, after a wonderful meal at The Royal Oak Inn and Suites, we were entertained by a choir from Neelin High School under the direction of Carolyn Gwyer and the McConnell School of Dance. It is interesting to note that all the dancers this year, except for three, were from the Brandon Division!

This event was a success due to the volunteers, support from local sponsors, the people who attended and the entertainment. Please click here to view the list of our 2015 sponsors.

*** 2015 Trip to Ireland Raffle Results ***

In honour of the 25th anniversary of our St. Patrick’s Dinner, The Irish Society of Western Manitoba held our second Trip to Ireland Raffle.

The First Prize was won by Ron Funk who purchased ticket #1278. Ron chose $5,000.00.

Our Second Prize winner of $1,000.00 was Sheldon Wettig who purchased ticket #1463

We donated $7,954.15 to The Canadian Diabetes Association’s D-Camps Program, "where kids with diabetes can simply be kids".

Congratulations to both of our winners! Please click here for more details.


Past:  12th Annual Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival

Another successful year for the Irish Pavilion.  The weather was great for the first two nights but even with cold weather didn't keep people away for Saturday.  Thanks to everyone that attended, entertained and volunteered.  We hope to see you at our pavillion next year for the 13th anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival!

Past:  Interview with Westman Journal

There was an inteview published In the December 25, 2014 edition of
The Westman Journal about The irish Society of Western Manitoba.  To read the article, please click here.  

Past:  Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Society of Western Manitoba was held on April 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm at The Dock on Princess, 1133 Princess Avenue, Brandon MB.   After the meeting is over, many members stayed for a meal (at the member's expense).

A gift was presented to John Arrell, who has retired from his positions of Vice-President and Treasurer of the Society.


Past:  24th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Our 24th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration was held at the Royal Oak Inn and Suites, Brandon MB on March 15, 2014.  

The McConnell School of Dance, Tom McDermott and The Barefoot Ceili Band entertained us for this event.  The Winnipeg dance troupe was joined by local dancers from the Brandon dance class.  There were 22 local dancers this year.

This event was a success due to the support from many local sponsors and the people who attended.  Please click here to view the list of our 2014 sponsors.


Past:  11th Annual Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival

Another successful year for the Irish Pavilion.  Even with cold weather, attendance was up from last year.  Thanks to everyone that attended, entertained and volunteered.  We hope to see you at our pavillion next year for the 12th anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival! 


Past:  Transna na dTonnta - Over the Waves

The McConnell School of Dance, Tom McDermott, Katrusia Manning and the Barefoot Ceili Band gave a performance at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Act 1 was Irish Tradition "The Best of irish Music, Song and Dance followed by Act 2 Trasna na dTonnta "Over the Waves" telling the story of Irish emigration to North America.

There were 278 people in attendance.


Past:  Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Society of Western Manitoba was held on April 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm at The Dock on Princess, 1133 Princess Avenue, Brandon MB.   After the meeting was over, many members stayed for a meal at The Dock.

Past:  23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration was held at the Royal Oak Inn & Suites, Brandon Manitoba, on March 16, 2013.

Music was provided by Ard-Ri and there were Irish dancers from the McConnell School of Dance.  Again, the Winnipeg dance troupe was joined by local dancers from the Brandon dance class.  There were 19 local dancers this year.

This event was a success due to the support from many local sponsors.  Please click here to view the list of our 2013 sponsors.


Past:  10th Anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival

Another successful year for the Irish Pavilion.  Attendance was down a bit due to cold weather on Thursday and Friday nights.

Thanks to everyone that attended, entertained and volunteered.  We hope to see you at our pavillion next year for the 11th anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival!

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Winter Festival, the Irish Society of Western Manitoba held a Trip to Ireland Raffle. Profits from this raffle of $8,138.50 were donated to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation’s Murray House Project.  Please click here for more details.

Past:  Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Society of Western Manitoba was held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Clancy's Eatery & Drinkery, 1133 Princess Ave, Brandon Manitoba at 4:00 pm.   After the meeting was over, many of us stayed for a meal at Clancy's.  Thanks to Betina and Corey Roberts for providing the meeting room for this event and our board meetings throughout the year!

Past:  St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration was held at the Royal Oak Inn & Suites, Brandon Manitoba, on March 17, 2012.  Music was provided by Milliken Maguire and there were Irish dancers from the McConnell School of Dance.  This year the Winnipeg dance troupe was joined by local dancers from the recently created Brandon dance class.

This event was a success due to the support from many local sponsors.  Please click here to view the list of our 2012 sponsors.

Past:  Newspaper Interview with Richard McIntyre, Past President

On March 17, 2012 an article about our Past President, Richard McIntyre was in The Brandon Sun.  Diane Neilson inteviewed Richard and his photo was taken by Colin Corneau.  Please click here to read the full newspaper article.

Past:  A Taste of Ireland!

"A Taste of Ireland" was held on March 14, 2012 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, Assiniboine Community College, North Hill Campus.  Click here to view the poster with full details.

Past:  Irish Pavilion at the 9th Annual Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival

Another successful year for the Irish Pavilion.  Attendance was up approximately 500 people from last year.  Thanks to everyone that attended, entertained and volunteered.  We hope to see you at our pavillion next year for the 10th anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival!

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