MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Again this year, the St. Patrick's Day
Parade will be the highlight event celebrating the Irish community. The Mayor
of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, invites all Montrealers to take part in this
184th edition of the parade, which is now a winter's-end tradition.
"The St. Patrick's Day Parade is the largest in Canada and one of the
oldest in North America. This major celebration reminds us of the excellent
contribution of Irish Montrealers whose determination, bravery and talent have
helped shape our city. This lively parade also contributes to Montréal's
reputation as a cultural metropolis. This is why I am inviting all Montrealers
to attend the St. Patrick's Day Parade in great numbers," said Mayor Tremblay.
The United Irish Societies of Montreal, organizer of the St. Patrick's
Day Parade, benefits once more from financial and technical support from
Montréal. The parade will be held on Sunday, March 16, along rue
Sainte-Catherine, between Du Fort and Saint-Urbain, between noon to 3 p.m.
For further information:
For further information: Claude Guérin, Service des communications et
des relations avec les citoyens, (514) 872-2457; Source: Renée Sauriol,
Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, (514) 872-4894