A First for Quebec City St. Pat’s Parade

A First for Quebec City St. Pat’s Parade

A First for Quebec City St. Pat’s Parade to Feature New York, Boston, and Chicago Police Department Bands

The St -Patrick’s parade in Quebec will echo to the sound of bagpipe and percussion groups from the New York, Boston, and Chicago police departments.

This has never happened before in North America. It is the “dream team” for parades.

The fact that the parade takes place one week past March 17 allows the organizers to have these three groups playing pipes and drums.

The 2013 Saint-Patrick parade, the fourth since Quebec City relaunched this bicentenary tradition in 2010, will leave Saint-Patrick’s High School on Maisonneuve Street at 13h30 before taking Cartier Avenue and Saint-John Street until the City Hall.

The festivities will culminate with a big party at the Saint-Patrick’s Pub.

The Labeaume administration injects $62,000 in this event, an amount used mainly for the lodging of the American police officers and their instruments. Musicians from the new pipe and drum group from the Quebec police department will also be present for the first time. The Quebec Éclairs and Titans, the Montreal Pipes & Drums, the pipe players from the RCMP as well as the Fighting Irish from Saint-Patrick’s High School will join the parade. Bono, the Irish Greyhound, parade mascot, will also be there.
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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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