St. Patrick's Day in the Glebe

Parade and Party March 11, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Beau's Party
March 11, 2017 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Glebe is set to paint the town Green this weekend – and with dozens of green floats, shamrocks and leprechauns ready to invade Bank Street, getting into the spirit won't take much convincing.

We are invited to join us in the Glebe Saturday morning for the Irish Society of Ottawa's 35th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which will take colourful floats and displays down Bank Street through the Glebe before finishing the route at Lansdowne.

Don your greenest green, break out that leprechaun cape you've been saving, grab some haggis and green beer and join us as we celebrate all things Ireland in the Glebe.

The Parade begins floating down at 11 a.m., beginning at City Hall before turning down Bank Street and travelling to Lansdowne, where a Beau's St. Paddy's Day Party is waiting for green revelers.

Come down early and get a front row spot on Bank Street to catch the fun spring parade. The road will temporarily be closed until after the parade passes by. Find parade details here.

Read the entire article HERE.

Spunky redheads wanted

Get your party on

St. Patrick's Parade will take place on March 11.

Ottawa East News
By Michelle Nash Baker

Calling all redheads.

The Irish Society of the National Capital Region is looking for individuals with the rarest hair colour out there — red — to participate in this year's annual St. Patrick's Parade on March 11.

Involvement is up to the ginger-haired participant — volunteer, watch from the route, or take part in the parade.

The parade begins at city hall and follows a route along Bank Street to Aberdeen Pavilion, at Lansdowne Park.

Currently, the society is looking for more parade marshals to help out.

According to organizer Lauren Strevens O'Neil, marshals are needed all along the route.

"We do also have a need for some banner-carriers," Strevens O'Neil. "Some energetic folks who are willing and able to walk the parade route carrying our sponsors' banners."

Aside from banner-carriers, the parade also collects food and money donations for the Ottawa Food Bank.

All volunteers must be 16 years or older — students can earn up to six hours of volunteer hours.

Volunteers can register at city hall at 8 a.m. on March 11. Interested individuals can contact

The annual parade celebrates Irish culture and heritage every year during the Ottawa Irish Festival, which ends at the Grand Irish Party.

Beau's All Natural Brewing has partnered with the society to create the second annual Beau's St. Patrick's Party.

The Irish Society, along with other Irish organizations in Ottawa, host a variety of events across the city embracing Irish culture during the Ottawa Irish Festival.

The festival begins with a proclamation at by Mayor Jim Watson on March 9 at city hall. Refreshments and live entertainment will be available between 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Over events include:

• The Rose of Tralee Ottawa Centre holds its selection on March 12.
• On March 14, see musicians Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly in the pub at St Brigid's Centre for the Arts

For full event details and more information about the festival, visit


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