Presidents Message February 2017

Welcome to our regular update. With only 4 weeks to go to the 2017 Sydney St.

Patrick’s Day Celebrations I want to share some of the highlights of this year’s event. Our organising committee has placed special emphasis on children’s activities with the focal point for families being the Children’s Parade. Kids and adults alike are invited to join the march through Prince Alfred Park and fancy dress is encouraged! Parents can register their family for the Children’s Parade at www.sydneystpatricksday.com.au.

Entries close 3 March and places are limited. As well as the parade, there will be a dedicated children’s area in the park featuring free entertainment, music, storytelling, bouncing castles, face painting and children’s workshops. This will commence after the parade through to 6pm.

We haven’t forgotten about the adults! Our entertainment committee are really excited to reveal a new addition to the main stage this year, the ‘Sessions Tent’. Musicians from all across NSW will join the session, for what promises to be a wonderful afternoon of traditional Irish music. Described as a fusion of Irish dancing and contemporary, Cross Rhythm Dance Company will perform on the main stage along with The Bottlers, Aine Tryell and many more soon to be announced acts. So stay tuned here or subscribe to our newsletter on the website for more information over the coming weeks.

At the heart of Sydney St. Patrick’s Day are our stalls, creating a vibrant space that caters for every taste. We are still accepting applications for food and craft stalls and urge you to apply, especially those offering Irish and Celtic themes.

A reminder that the local Irish bars have organised some great fundraisers to support the main event in March. P.J. O’Brien’s is hosting our Fundraising Jersey Raffle on 24 February where you can win your county GAA jersey signed by the team.

Our committee are selling raffle tickets now so don’t miss out! P.J’s is also hosting a Golf Day on 26 February. The Australian Youth Hotel is hosting a Green Gathering Poker Classic on 3 March with $1,000 for first prize.

Thanks to all for your continued support!

I look forward to seeing you all on 19th March from 12 noon at Prince Alfred Park.

Many thanks,

Robert Kineavy

robert kineavy

e: RobertK@sydneystpatricksday.com.au

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