St. Pat's parade seeks queen, court & Irishman of the Year
Who will reign as queen of the second annualHudson St. Patrick's Day parade, and whowill sit onher court?
Though the anticipated news has not been decided, it soon will be.
Also up for grabs again this year is title of Irishman of theYear.
The Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee announced its selection process this week for the queen and court, and for Irishman of the Year. Once chosen, the local luminaries will participate in theMarch 19 parade, as well as during several local events leading up to the parade.
Organizers say anyone can nominate their favourites for Queen of the Irish 2011 or Irishman of the Year by filling in ballots, whichwill soon be available in some Hudson stores and restaurants, or by submitting their selections by email.
And the process is open to all residents of the region.
"Anyone who lives here (in VaudreuilSoulanges) can apply, we would love to get people from other towns involved," said GaryMcKeown, amember of the volunteer parade committee.
Candidates for parade queen must be 18 years or older and should have some Irish background or connection. All nominations must include contact information for the candidate so the committee can follow up.
The deadline for nominations for the queen is February 28.
The queen and her court will be announced and crownedat 6 p.m. onMarch 6 at theAubergeWillow Place Inn, inHudson.
Meanwhile, nominations for Irishman of the Year can be made by filling in ballots or emailing organizers. The Irishman of theYear should also have some Irish background or connection, and include contact information. The choicewill be announced and celebrated during a special dinner being held at theHudsonLegion onMarch 11.
The deadline for Irishman of theYear nominations is March 7.
For information, call 514 513-3722 or 514 949-2177. All nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.