President's Message

This cold weather makes us want to stay at home and cuddle up with a blanket in front of the TV to watch our favorite shows rather than stepping outside the door. However, if you did that you would miss all the exciting events happening at the club. Come on down for a pint and enjoy traditional music or maybe a bite to eat at our Friday night Pub Grub. For more information be sure to visit our web page at 

www.irishassociationofmanitoba.ca as it is updated daily.

ST. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and once again this year we have an exciting weekend of great entertainment with events for the family and adults. Again, please visit our website for more details. I also want to mention about our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala on March 9, 2019 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. Tickets are $55.00 for members and $60 for non-members and are available for purchase through our website or at the bar.

I just want to let everyone know that the club is doing well with an increase in membership of almost 30% with many young families joining. We have also seen a significant increase in the number of people attending events and activities with most being sold out or close too it. There is a renewed interest in the IAM mainly due to word of mouth and our social media presence. This is an exciting time for us, and we hope to keep this trend going.

In addition to all of this we have new signage going up on the building. We are hoping to have it installed in the next 3 weeks if we get a break in the weather. It will finally put the building on the map so people know who we are and where they should come for all things Irish. There will also be a large banner on the side of the building letting people know what we have to offer. Keep an out for it.

I would just like to finish by saying thank you to all our members who have been coming out to support our events or just coming down for a pint and bringing a few friends. I would also like to thank the Board of Directors who have been working diligently this fall and new year. From the planning of events to maintenance and a host of other activities that happen behind the scenes to get things done and keep the club moving forward. I would also like to recognize our volunteers who come out to help us with need arises.

Stay warm and don’t forget to check out the website to explore all the happenings at the club.