Welcome to the blog of the Ottawa Irish Arts. We are a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE). CCE is an international organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of traditional Irish music, dance, language and culture.
The Ottawa Branch was founded in 1975.
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Sunday, 22 November 2015
Chair’s Corner: Notes from the CCÉ Ottawa Chair, November 2015
A very heartfelt thank you to the members of the executive who have stepped in to the activities that I normally do (due to current health problems).
Thank you to all of the members of the executive who
attended the Regional AGM in Kingston: C. Hamm, P. Avendano, and branch
members M. Maher, T. Forsythe, B. Guglich, and P. Cassidy. We have a new Regional Executive, see
the previous blog post.
The next Regional Meting will be in Sudbury in 2016.
The dates are October 22nd, the 4th Saturday of the month. Also CCÉ Ottawa Branch
member P. Cassidy will take the responsibilities of the regional membership and
work with the new Treasurer to ensure a smooth transition.
Jack Hickman and Elmer Strong were given Service Awards by
the Kingston Branch.
The outgoing Regional Chair is looking for venues to host
the Echoes of Erin concert for next fall (2016). She has asked that the concert
tour begin in mid-September so that the tour will not coincide with Canadian
Thanksgiving. She is still waiting for an answer.
Ann Gorman McKinney, PRO for the Region, produced a great
document highlighting the achievements and hard work of A. McConnell – Strong,
P. Gorman and P.McGuire as all they stepped down from the Regional Board this
All branches were strongly encouraged to make use of social
media to advertise and promote our branch events. If we would like to submit
articles for Treoir, please submit them to the Chair (Ena O’Brien).
I have been in told that the dance classes with Danny Doyle
are going very well.
We also purchased 20 copies of Gaeilge gan Stró (10 beginner
and 10 low intermediate). They should arrive shortly; so that the students who
need a copy can get one.
The branch wished to express its condolences to the