A float from the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade. (Photo: Louise Sproule)

Wee Irish Fest: parties and a parade, March 15 and 16

The Vankleek Hill Wee Irish Fest takes place on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. The festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with a St-Patrick’s Day Party at the Windsor Tavern where a steak dinner and green beer will be served. The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday departing from the Vankleek Hill Community Centre parking lot and will end at 1:30 p.m. by the Creating Centre; it is being led by the Vankleek Hill Cadets marching band. The band 50 PROOF is playing live on Saturday at 95 Main Street near the Vankleek Hill Museum during the wait for the parade to arrive. Once the parade is over, there is a post-parade family party at the Creating Centre with a pot-luck, snacks and other goodies for the whole family.

All parade floats must be registered by 12:30 p.m. and all participants will receive $25 at the Creating Centre for their participation.

For more information, contact Suzanne Hocquard at (613) 677-4722 or Samme Putzel at (613) 678-2873.

This year’s Wee Irish festival is in memory of Phil Arber.

The Creating Centre is located at 11 High Street; the Vankleek Hill Community Centre is located at 36 Mill Street in Vankleek Hill.

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