Record Crowd for 4th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Record Crowd for 4th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Record Crowd for the 4th edition of the Quebec City St-Patrick Parade

Quebec, March 2013 – Green was honored on Saturday 23rd March in Quebec City when more than 1,500 participants paraded in the streets for the St-Patrick Parade, where the dream trio composed of famous bagpipe and percussion groups form the New York, Boston and Chicago police departments came together for the first time in a same parade. An enthusiastic crowd estimated at 60,000 people witnessed the procession through the streets.

Again this year, Mother Nature was kind and gave Quebec City a beautiful spring day. Mr. Peter Farrell, president and founder of this event, proudly said that even thought it had been absent for 84 years, the St-Patrick’s Day Parade is fast becoming tradition once again in Quebec.

It is an honour for all to be there and to celebrate the Irish heritage together. The participants were well received and it made a huge difference. Mr. Martin D’Anjou from Projet Y, delegated event producer, was glad that the parade was so well attended.

The crowd could see for the very first time the all new marching band of the Quebec City police department, a dream wished for by Mr. Serge Belisle, ex-chief of the Quebec City police department who passed away recently.

The Quebec mayor dedicated this 4th edition of the parade to him to honor his memory. Amongst the best moments, let’s mention the presence of the Montreal Pipes & Drums, the RCMP bagpipe group, the Olde Fort St. Andrew’s of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, historical characters from the National Battle Fields commission, horses, dance schools, and numerous Irish families and schools that paraded for the occasion.

Already planning the next edition, the organizers promise some great surprises to celebrate the 5th anniversary.

See you in 2014.

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