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Québec's St. Patrick's Parade
(Défilé de la St-Patrick de Québec)
March 22, 2014
Saturday • 1:30 p.m.
Starts at 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s High School, turns down avenue Cartier, continues along rue St-Jean, and ends at l’Hôtel de ville de Québec.
The pipes, the pipes are calling! For the Fifth Edition of ‘Le Défilé de la Saint Patrick de Québec, Saturday, March 22nd, departing at 12.00 am (noon) from St-Patrick High School. Join the 1300 participants and the 120 pipers and musicians along the parade route to City Hall. All is green in our Capital City with thousands of smiling faces along Cartier, St-Jean and in Old Quebec. The world -renowned pipes and drums bands from New-York, Boston and Chicago are back for a resounding celebration of ‘Le Défilé 2014. Le Défilé de la St-Patrick de Québec features a musical, historic and artistic program with an ecological awareness. ”All of this to share our well integrated Irish and Celtic traditions with our Quebec City co-citizens, everyone being Irish on the 22nd.”
Interesting features this year, include ‘La troupe L’équipage’ and the ‘Vinland Elag’, a sports fighting group commemorating the tumultuous period in history, from the 7th to the 10th Century, when the Vikings left their imprint on the Continent and Ireland. A second feature is a tribute to the founding-president of L’Industrielle (Industrial Life as it was the known), Irish born Bernard Leonard, a socially minded entrepreneur who left a lasting heritage on the city and the Irish community. More Pipes and drums to shake everyone’s Irish roots with the Montreal Pipes and Drums, the Frazer Highlanders, the RCMP Pipes and Drums, PLUS for the first time, the unique RCMP Musical Ride, four beautiful black ‘Canadian’ horses and riders, in parade dress, who will display their talent and bring a new dimension to the parade. Add more favorites such as the walking bands, Celtic dance schools, families and clans, colleges and school with Irish programs, and other social institutions. All are there to celebrate the 5th Anniversary. Learn more
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