For centuries, Quebeckers and Irish have had strong ties dating back to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants in Québec City in the early and mid-nineteenth century, especially during the tragic Great Famine in Ireland Between 1845 and 1851. For this reason, the City of Quebec is especially proud to be connected with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities and the 8th edition of its annual parade – and the members of the Chicago Police Department’s bagpipe and drum band were honored to be back parade.
So many amazing moments to look back on with smiles. New friends made, old friendships renewed. As always – it is a privilege to see our comrades from the NYPD and Boston Police pipe bands. Our mate Bruce Kirkwood sums up the good times had by all in the photo below. Be sure to surf our Facebook page for a myriad of sights and sounds from the 8th Annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec… Thank you Quebec.
Cover photo by: Jay Ouellet
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