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News and Upcoming Events

March 2023

Happy March! Even though winter and snow continue, there is so much to look forward to this month and in the months following.

March Is Irish Heritage Month In Canada

2023 marks the second official Irish Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of Irish Canadians (including St. Patrick’s Day!) to our country. Today, about 13% of the Canadian population and over 500,000 Albertans describe themselves as ‘Irish born’ or having Irish ancestry.

There are plenty of events happening around Alberta to celebrate this month, and the IATA is proud to sponsor 2 exciting ones!

March 11, The Green Tie Affair: The Irish Cultural Society of Calgary is bringing back this popular event on March 11th at 6pm. IATA is proud to sponsor the great music that will fill the room, and you can also find great food, dances, prizes and craic!

March 17, Shamrocks & Shenanigans at Heritage Park: On St. Patrick’s Day, join the IATA at the Gasoline Alley Museum for music from Cabot’s Crossing and an incredible dinner of classic Irish dishes and pub classics. It’ll be the best place in town to celebrate the day and all things Irish!

You can also check out these other events happening in March:

March 6, Webinar on Irish Unity: The Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce – Montreal and Ireland Canada Business Council invite you to hear from Neale Richmond TD, Ireland’s Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection.

March 11, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance (Edmonton): Featuring a roast beef dinner and Irish Dancers, Edmontonians won’t want to miss this!

March 11, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (Red Deer): The Irish Cultural Society of Central Alberta invites you to celebrate with them at Bower-Kin Place.

March 12, Téada Live in Concert: Join the Irish Cultural Society of Calgary to hear one of Ireland’s top traditional bands.


ANNOUNCING: May Trade Mission To Ireland

We are proud to announce that the IATA will be returning to Ireland THIS MAY with our Partners and Alberta high growth companies! This exploratory mission is curated for Agribusiness companies (Agritech, consumer package goods, food and beverage, textiles etc.) who are looking at Ireland + the EU.

Companies wishing to join us are now being confirmed, if you are interested, please contact IATA President, Laureen Regan at


VIDEO: Tim Marchant, International Corporate Director, Vermilion Energy Board

Featuring Irish diaspora in business in Alberta. Features explore the journey, why they chose Alberta, key insights on doing business in Alberta and why they have continued to stay and build their careers and businesses in Alberta.


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