The Irish Society Awards Program

The Irish Society is proud to sponsor these awards to recognize current and past contributions to the Greater Irish Community.

These awards are presented to persons, businesses, musicians and authors from within the Greater Irish Community in the National Capital Region, Eastern Ontario, and Western Quebec.

Please see the awards criteria below and submit your nominations for the 2017 Irish Society of the National Capital Region's 3rd Annual Irish Society Awards Night.

Download PDF Nomination form

Submit award nominations to:
Tracey Dixon
Eva Plunkett

Click here to submit your nominations online NOW!

Nominations must be submitted by 10 June 2017 to be considered.

The Irish Society Awards Program
Criteria for Awards

Large Business of the Year

  • Must have more than 15 Full Time staff members
  • Must have a Business in the National Capital Region including the Ottawa Valley and West Quebec
  • Promotes or has Irish culture within the community
  • Promotes and Assists in Irish Immigration to our Area

Volunteer of the Year

  • Volunteer for an Organization which promotes Irish Heritage/Culture
  • Liven in the Ottawa/West Quebec Area

Musician/Band of the Year

  • Lives in the Ottawa/West Quebec Area
  • Promotes and Plays Celtic/Irish Music

Irish Society Person of the Year

  • Lives in the National Capital region including the Ottawa Valley and West Quebec
  • Supports the Society in promoting Irish Culture with in the National Capital Region

Irish Society Scholarship Award $1000

  • Must be a student attending University/College in the National Capital Region
  • Must be enrolled in a field which promotes Irish Culture
  • Must volunteer for an Organization which promotes Irish Culture.

July 16th 2017  - St. Patrick's Day in July!

Come enjoy St. Patrick's Day for the second time this year with the Ottawa Champions at RCGT Park! Participate in themed games, listen to Irish music, watch Irish dancing and enjoy the art of wearing GREEN!

At RCGT picnic zone you can overlook the field from the North-West corner of the ballpark. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the game with an all-you-can eat BBQ and drinks! The activities run from 11:30- 1:30. Adult tickets are $30 with an $8 donation back to Irish Society, Children tickets are $15 with $4 donation to Irish Society.

Download the form HERE.

  St-Patricks Day July Form

Irish Seniors' Social Group

Irish Seniors' Social Group Centre

St. George's Church Parish Hall
415 Piccadilly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0H3
Take Bassett Lane off Island Park Drive or Piccadilly Avenue off Wellington Street

Every Tuesday between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
(Closed in July and August)

For more information, please call either
613-829-8467 or 613-224-2852.

Memories of the Past
Members of the Irish Seniors' Social Group have written their first-ever publication, "Memories of the Past" - a touching collection of stories and recipes.

The book is an exciting collection of stories that trace the sadness of leaving Ireland and the memories of a way of life which has changed dramatically since members emigrated from Ireland more than half a century ago. Other contributions trace the development of Irish culture in the Ottawa area and the strong links with Irish heritage that have survived time and memory.

Past Events

  • First Annual Irish Society Awards Evening Selections
    • Small business of the year
      Sue Fay Healy School of Traditional Dance
    • Large Business of the year
      Bradley-Kelly Construction Limited
    • Volunteer of the year
      Sean Kealey
    • Musician / Band of the year
      Saint Brigid's Sunday Breakfast Musical Group
    • Irish Person of the year
      Kevin Dooley
    • Irish Society Scholarship Award
      Becky Ewald
    • Irish Society Founders Award
      Patrick Scott
  • 2015 Saint Patrick's Parade Awards
    • Best Marching Band
      Sons of Scotland Pipes & Drums -Ottawa
    • Best Float
      Beau's All-Natural Brewing - Vankleek Hill
    • Best Group
      Greyhound Society of the National Capital Region - Ottawa
    • Best of all others
      Trillium Academy of Irish Dance - Ottawa


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