Oireachtas 2019

General Event Information:
-The dates for the event are Friday December 6, Saturday December 7, and Sunday December 8, 2019.
-The location will be the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto at 1 Harbour Square.
-The schedule will remain the same as in previous years, although the order on the days may change around.  Friday will be solo championships and treble reels for boys and girls U8-U15 and begin with U8 in one room and U9 in the other; Saturday will be solo championships and treble reels for boys and girls U16 and older, plus adult team events; and Sunday will be all remaining team events plus all Premiere competitions and treble reels.

Hotel Booking Information:
-Reservations opened Monday July 29, 2019 at 10am.
-There is no mandate to stay at this hotel, however we need to maximize reservations to benefit from discounts and rebates to off-set the high costs of running this event in a top downtown hotel and to afford and international panel of judges and musicians, among other costs.  Thank you for supporting the event by booking out the host hotel.
-Guests are able to make their own reservations by calling in toll free at 1-888-627-8559 and stating that they are part of the Irish Dance Teacher’s Association of Canada or simply quoting the group code ‘ID1612’.
-The rate is same for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people in the room however the e-mail confirmation automatically shows a higher rate for 3 or 4 people and it can’t be amended.  Rest assured there is no add-on charge, as I have been instructed by the hotel staff to notify guests by posting this message.
-Here is the reservation link:

Westin Harbour Castle – Irish Dance Teacher’s Association of Canada

Ann Byrne-Gibbons, Connacht, Ireland
Barb Blakey-O’Brien, Western Canada
Blathnaid McCaul, Ulster
Breda O’Brien, New England
Edward Searle, Mid-America
Joanne Evans-McDermott, Ulster
Peter Boylan, Ulster
Sharon McCaul-Kelly, Ulster
Sorcha McCaul, Ulster

Brian Glynn, USA
Brian Grant, Canada
Linda Rutherford-Harter, USA
Pat King, Canada
Shannon Quinn, Canada
Tony Rutherford, USA

Grade Exams:
-Exams 1-12 will be on offer and registrations have closed for 11 and 12.  Registrations for 1-10 will open in late August.
-For your reference, last year’s syllabus and registration form are below.  The 2019 syllabus will be posted by Summer 2019.

2018 Grade Exam Syllabus
2018 Grade Exam Registration Form

-We are always looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks at the event.  It’s a nice way to give back to your community, meet new friends, and fill a gap in your day.  Please message idtace@gmail.com to offer your assistance – even for just 1-2 hours.

Downloads: (the documents marked 2018 will be updated by Summer 2019)
ECRO Dress Room Form
ECRO Local Area Map
ECRO Media Policy
ECRO2018 Program – Acknowledgments (3 pages)
ECRO2018 Program – Floor Plan
ECRO2018 Program – Need To Know (2 pages)
ECRO2018 Program – Stage Schedule Final #2
ECRO2018 Program – Syllabus v2

Social Media:
Twitter: @ECR_Oireachtas
Web: Tourism Toronto’s welcome website

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors
DIAMOND SPONSOR : Sheraton Hotel
GOLD SPONSOR: Scotiabank
SILVER SPONSOR : Northwest Designs Ink.
SILVER SPONSOR : Shamrock Photography
BRONZE SPONSOR : Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar
Please contact us at idtace@gmail.com if you wish to sponsor our event.  We’d love to have your support.

Thank you to our 2018 Vendors:
Camelia Rose
DoTerra Wellness
F&M Socks for Happy Feet
Feis Fayre
Gold and Shamrock
Northwest Designs Ink – Official Merchandiser
Shamrock Photography – Official Photographer
The Purple Puddle
Please contact us at idtace@gmail.com if you wish to vend at our event.  We’d love to have your support.

Dinner Dance Information:-Saturday December 7, 2019-
Theme and other info to be posted by Summer 2019
-Contact your teacher to order tickets.  If you are not associated with a school, and wish to purchase, please contact

Movie Night:
-Saturday December 7, 2019
-no further information as of yet-the choice of movie will be announced here-attendees will enjoy a movie, games & crafts (with prizes for each) and goodie bags-goodie bags will be peanut-free-tickets will be on sale at HQ on Saturday only, for $5 (max. 100 tickets)
-registration will be required at time of purchase, to include: child’s info, parent’s info, pickup person’s info; any other allergies/concerns should be mentioned at that time
-a sign-in/out form system will be used for washroom trips-it’s OK for kids to wear their PJs-the event will be supervised by TCRGs (volunteers are needed to help with crafts etc.)
-photos will be posted to Instagram #ECR_oireachtas (let HQ know if you wish to opt out)

Future Events:
-Oireachtas 2020 – DEC 4, 5 and 6, Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street W, Toronto
-Oireachtas 2021 – DEC 3, 4 and 5, Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street W, Toronto