Events Planned for December & January
Sunday, December 31
-info coming soon!
Women's Little Christmas is back.....
Bring a food tray for 10 people and a $15 secret Santa gift.
After a summer hiatus (summer technically ends September 22, so we are not THAT late...) the club is now open on weekends.
Thursday nights we have the trad musicians practicing and they would be thrilled to have you come down and hear them.
Friday and Saturday nights are open as well for you to pop in and have a drink and a chat with the bartender. Perhaps they will hear your woes and solve all your problems.
Current bar hours are 6PM to 10PM (unless there is an event).
We look forward to expanding these regular hours as soon as possible.
We are working on having regular entertainment and things happening, so please let us know what you would like to see! The events committee is meeting this Sunday to start filling the calendar. We already have some spooky fun scheduled for.....
i. Passports /Citizenship - the Embassy in Ottawa continues to deal with passport and citizenship issues. Further information can be found on their website https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/canada/passports/ and https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/canada/our-services/citizenship/
ii. ICAN assists Irish diaspora from across the island of Ireland. They provide services across all of Canada and many of their services are now provided online or by phone. They offer outreach and information, in 3 key areas below -
1.Immigration System Navigation
2.Employment Guidance and Resources
3.Social Services Navigation
iii. For any queries about services in Ireland or returning to Ireland, the Citizens Information website is great and has lots of information - https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/
Expansion of Passport Online Services
Passport Online has expanded its services and is now open to all applicants residing in Canada! This means, in addition to renewals, first time applicants can use the Passport Online tool to apply for their Irish passport (or renew their passport that was issued over 15 years ago). The expanded service includes both adult and children's applications. For information on how to apply, or to begin your application, please see: www.dfa.ie/passportonline.
Passport Online provides citizens with faster processing times and lower fees than the alternative paper route. The Passport Service recently resumed processing online applications and they aim to have the current backlog of onlie applications cleared within the next 6-8 weeks. The online service still remains the fastest way to apply for an Irish passport.
IAM MEMBERSHIP reminder!
This is a great time to renew your membership if you haven't already or join! The more the merrier at the Irish Club. Membership is also a great way to support the club in these trying times. Visit www.irishassociationofmanitoba.ca for more info.