This is a recount by CCE Ottawa branch PRO, who attended to a Celtic Studies conference in Toronto this past week (week of the 19-23 January, 2015).
|Gen and her CCÉ poster|
Last January, the University of Ottawa Celtic Club finally realised a vision of orchestrating a lecture series for undergraduate students from all across Ontario (we really did extend invitations to many more institutions offering Celtic Studies in North America). The extraordinary Toronto delegation graciously offered to host the 2015 edition, and did they ever do an amazing job!
First of all, more than 50 participants from all over North America took part from 18-20 January. There was an abundance of information exchanged in the presentations given by students. CCÉ Ottawa's Youth Officer Nick Bridges and PRO both gave presentations on various topics. We were glad to reconnect with former Auditor Émilie Lavallée-Funston and former Youth Officer Geneviève Robinson at the conference, where both of these participated by presenting posters (more below).
Aisling Ní Shirín, Tomás O’Murchu's Toronto counterpart, took part in a panel of professors who answered all the questions participants could possibly throw at them. The ensuing céilí on Saturday saw students demonstrate their skills in traditional and creative dance, song, and music.
Comhaltas was proudly represented by Geneviève, now the provincial Youth Officer, by her poster (see photo above). She referred several interested attendees to their local branch of CCÉ and stressed the global nature and growth of Comhaltas. A strong way to start off 2015 indeed, and something to look forward to for 2016.
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