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Get ready to celebrate St. Pat’s 175th anniversary in 2018

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It’s time to celebrate!

St. Patrick’s High School will be celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2018.

The first Irish Catholic school in Quebec City opened in 1843. The priests of the time could not have imagined the long-term impact or success this school would have! Yet, 175 years later it is going strong with about 550 students enrolled and a growing population. It’s now time to bring the alumni home to celebrate 175 years of history. May 18 to 20, 2018, will see over 1,500 student and staff alumni return to Quebec City to mark this historic event.

Activities will include:

• Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. - Meet and Greet at the school. Participants will receive their official weekend package including the Saturday evening banquet ticket and the official reunion souvenir. There will be bar service as well as music at the school all evening.

• Saturday, May 19, will start with an “open gym” for the young ones. Alumni are encouraged to bring their children to play basketball in the very same gym their parents played in. This will be followed by celebrating the different decades (1960s- 2000s) with pickup basketball games. The school will offer tours and visits to various displays of memorabilia.

• The Saturday evening banquet will take place at the Centre des Congrès (Quebec City Convention Center) starting with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. As you enjoy a fabulous four-course meal (with a half-bottle of wine per person) you can experience a visual walk through history. Dancing will follow.

• Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. The weekend festivities close with Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, with dessert and coffee served in McMahon Hall after the service.

Many people have registered to receive information, but NOW is the time to take the next step: BUY TICKETS. All alumni (students and staff) are invited to return to the official website: www.stpats175.ca and click on the BUY TICKETS link.

• The Early Bird price of $120 is available until November 30, 2017.
• The regular price of $135 will go into effect on December 1, 2017.
• From September until November 30, tickets may also be purchased at the school office for $120 (cash only).
• A representative from the organizing committee will also be present to sell tickets ($120 cash only) at Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on September 10, 23, October 22 and November 12.

Numerous hotels have been reserved with special rates and are within walking distance of the festivities. The links for accommodations can also be found on the official website.

If you need further info, please check out the website or call: 418 999-4797.

The organizing committee hopes you are ready for a great party as YOU ARE PART OF 175 YEARS OF IRISH TRADITION IN QUEBEC CITY! See you all there!