31st May, 2013

16th Annual Day at the Races 2013

This annual event in support of the Celtic Studies program at the University of Toronto is always an outstanding success.

We were thrilled to have 200 people join us in our track-side tent on the hottest day of the year but after the long cold winter, an unseasonably warm day was most welcome.

Our race sponsors make this event possible, thank you to The Bayview Animal Hospital, Jovian Capital, President's Choice Financial, Brandes Investment Partners and GFX Partners.

We had fantastic live and silent auctions and attendees had the chance to bid on Justin Bieber tickets, a golf outing at an exclusive private club north of Toronto, shopping sprees, Waterford crystal, gift certificates, wine experiences and much more. Thank you to everyone who donated items – we are grateful for your support.

A special thank you to Ireland Fund of Canada board member, Eithne Heffernan, for her ongoing support and dedication to this important event. Eithne is supported by a great team of volunteers, Linda Armstrong, Erin Cassidy Boland, Kevin Gallagher, Con and Cathy O’Connell, Brian O’Leary, John Sandeman and Maura Walsh.