Irish Canadian Luncheon

eileen-monaghan-and-john-monaghan-with-a-festive-stuart-cameOn March 9, over 150 professionals will be raising a pint to kick off St. Patrick's Week and raise thousands of dollars for two great causes - Bruyère Continuing Care and Tara Centre in Omagh, Ireland. 

The annual Irish Canadian Luncheon kicks off Saint-Patrick's Week and celebrates the strong and longstanding relationship between the Irish and Canadians while raising funds for charities. 

In addition to Bruyère's proximity to the Heart and Crown in the Byward Market and some very positive, personal experiences of the organizing committee members with Bruyère, the committee selected Bruyère as an ongoing recipient because of the great work of Mother Bruyère and the care she provided to the Irish in the 1800's. In 1845, Mother Bruyère rode a horse and carriage to Bytown from Montreal with three of her Sisters. They were sent to Bytown to build essential resources, most importantly a hospital. The main habitants of Bytown were English, Scottish, and Irish immigrants. When a Typhus epidemic broke out among the Irish immigrants in 1847, Mother Bruyère and her Sisters selflessly helped the ill, putting their own lives at risk. The Sisters helped the Irish immigrants until there were no more signs of the disease.

Please join us to engage in the Irish festivities. There will be good food, cold drinks, and great music – all included in the $125 ticket available online at Heartandcrown.gives