b'AROUND THE WORLD | THE IRELAND FUND OF CANADAAnnual John Dunne Golf Cup Classic SEPTEMBER, 2011 A NEAR SELL-OUT CROWD JOINED THE 15TH ANNUAL JOHN DUNNE GOLF CUPCLASSIC.This tournament, named for one of the Patrons of the Fund, is always a tremendous success. Guests had the opportunitytogolfatoneofTorontosmostprestigiouscoursesThornhillGolf andCountryClub.ThornhillisaStanley Thompson designed course. Tourism Ireland sponsored Hugh ONeill, the pro at the Connemara Golf Club, to join for the day. Special thanks to supporters and sponsors and especially to presenting sponsor CIBC.Reception in St. Johns Newfoundland and LabradorSEPTEMBER, 2011 THE IRELAND FUND OF CANADA HOSTED A RECEPTION IN ST. JOHNSto introduceNewfoundlanders to the Ireland Fund of Canada. Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has described Newfoundland as, "the most Irish place in the world outside of Ireland. Over 50 people joined in the historic Yellow Belly pub, named after the Irish immigrants who entered Newfoundland between 1750 and 1830. It was a grand night and a base of support was established for the 2012 St. Patricks Day lunch.John Spears, Kim Spears, Hubert Hutton, Terry Smith, Michael Smith, Tracie Penfound, Scott PenfoundBlasA Taste of all things IrishNOVEMBER,2011THEIRELANDFUNDOFCANADAHOSTEDITSINAUGURALCULTURALEVENTBLAS.Blas is the Irish word for flavour, taste and style. This intimate evening was peppered with performance vignettes highlighting Irish culture. Guests were entertained by choral renditions of classic Irish compositions, introduced to baroque music andcaptivated by the words of Seamus Heaney. Throughout the performances guests enjoyed classic Irish cuisine with a modern twist.Sean McCann from Great Big Sea performed at the end of the evening with the whole room joining in to his rendition of Im a Rover.The Launch of the Young Leaders program in Toronto DECEMBER, 2011The Young Leaders program was officially launched in Toronto. Over 75 young professionals joined at theQuinn Steakhouse to learn more about The Ireland Fund of Canada and how they can get involved. The group was a great mix of recent and fourth generation immigrants. One attendee had arrived in Canada just the week before. A great start was made and theprogram looks forward to future growth.connect 2012 | 88'