Our 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch was held on Friday March 8, 2013 in Toronto. Over 1250 people joined us to celebrate this very special anniversary event.
We were thrilled to have Irish comedian Brendan Grace entertain our guests. Brendan has attended many St. Patrick’s Day lunches in Toronto and our guests thoroughly enjoyed his performance.
Proceeds from this event benefited food banks across Canada and throughout the island of Ireland. With deep historic roots stemming from the Great Famine in Ireland hunger has been and continues to be a cause close to the hearts of Irish people around the globe.
This event would not have been as successful without the tremendous support of our sponsors, Diageo, Bank of Montreal, CIBC Bank, Quinn Pubs, Brandes Investment Partners, Norton Rose and TD Bank.
A special thank you to Ireland Fund of Canada board members, Terry Smith and Barry Columb, for co-chairing such a successful event. It was a tremendous tribute to the last 30 years and a wonderful start to the next 30.