Over the last several weeks the Executive Committee of the United Irish Societies of Montreal have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and have been in discussion with their partners and different levels of government on a daily basis. They have also been discussing the situation with friends in Irish organizations across the globe and have learned a lot from their experiences. Their goal has been to make the best decision possible to mitigate concerns and to ensure our responsibilities have been met.
Montreal St Patrick’s Day Parade postponed
Montreal’s St Patrick’s Parade has been held consecutively since 1824 and the United Irish Societies have had the honour of hosting it since 1929. There is a responsibility to the members, the community and their history to ensure the continuity of this event and they take this responsibility very seriously.
With today’s press conference held by the Premier and in collaboration with the City of Montreal they have both deemed it in the best interests of health and safety, Parade participants, and the general public to postpone Montreal’s 197th St Patrick’s Parade. We will be sure to keep all informed of our future plans.
The UIS thank their members, sister societies, and partners for their support and understanding and wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
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