Baseball, dancing and sun mark this year’s Celtic Day

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Shannon Irish dancers posing before multiple performances between innings.

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in collaboration with Les Capitales de Québec, welcomed the Celtic community out again this year for its annual Celtic Day. Approximately 2,500 people attended the baseball game between the home team the Québec Capitales and the visiting Ottawa Rapidz. Luckily for attendees, the game was played on one of this summer’s rare sunny days.

Many from the Celtic community came out for the pre-game party on the terrace where food and drink were in abundance. The Shannon Irish Dancers provided entertainment with traditional Irish dancing between innings on the top of each  team’s dugout.

Despite Les Capitales’ now traditional lucky green uniforms, the team gave up several runs in the top of ninth inning to the Rapidz, eventually losing 6 to 4.

The defeat did not overshadow Capitales team owner Myles Wolf’s mood, however, as he said he was very happy to see so many from Quebec City’s Celtic community out at the game.