AROUND THE WORLD CANADA connect 2017 • 92 connect 2018 • 92 October, 2017 A sell-out crowd gathered for The Ireland Funds Canada Annual Day at the Races. It was a spectacular afternoon and guests had a birds-eye view of the horses, en- joyed a gourmet lunch and made friendly wagers on the races. A special thank you to sponsors Aer Lingus, Ballygarven Homes, Bridgehouse Asset Managers, ONsite Construction, Quinn Irish Pubs and University of St. Michael’s College. The success of this event is due in large part to a team of volun- teers led by Board Member, Eithne Heffernan. The Ireland Funds are so grateful for their support. This annual event raises funds to support the Celtic Studies program at St. Michael’s College. Funding from The Ireland Funds Canada provides vital support for the Artist-in-Residence Program, where a writer, artist or musician spends time at the Celtic Studies Program, meeting with students, speaking to classes, giving public performances or readings. Day at the Races 1 4 7 2 5 3 6 1 Amanda & Jonathan Speers 2 Colm & Gerri Quinn 3 Gail & John Dunne, Pearse Brett, Carolyn Dunne 4 Rory O’Shea, Marlene Schmidt 5 Elizabeth Muir, Dermot Muir 6 Kevin Gallagher, Donna Dooher 7 Joanne Kearney