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.
-As of September 29, the hotel block is full.  One inventory add-on has already been extended and another has been requested.  If any hotel staff member tells you to contact the organizers to add more rooms, get their name and contact number if you choose to write in to make a request.
-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, Ireland
Breda O’Brien, New England, USA
Edward Searle, Mid-America, USA
Joanne Evans-McDermott, Ulster, Ireland
Peter Boylan, Ulster, Ireland
Sharon McCaul-Kelly, Ulster, Ireland
Sorcha McCaul, Ulster, Ireland

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 are now available at www.feis.link
-The current grade exam syllabus and other information can also be found at www.feis.link

-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 in November 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
Note: the syllabus can be downloaded at www.quickfeis.com

Social Media
Twitter: @ECR_Oireachtas
Web: Tourism Toronto’s  Tourism Toronto Oireachtas Website

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
SILVER SPONSOR : Northwest Designs Ink.
SILVER SPONSOR : Shamrock Photography
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 2019 Vendors:
Camelia Rose
Feis Fayre
Mirena’s Fashions
Northwest Designs Ink – Official Merchandiser
Shamrock Photography – Official Photographer
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: an Irish Christmas
-Cost: $80 (patrons must be high-school age or older)
-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 and on Twitter
-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)
Potential Tanning Vendor:
-There is a tanning vendor called Tan on the Run considering coming on site for the 2019 Eastern Canadian Oireachtas if there is enough interest
-appointments would be on December 5, 6 and 7
-Tan on the Run is a mobile tanning service that travels to homes, offices, hotels or film sets. In this case, we would be at the dance competition. We have been in the industry for 15 years and have tanned many celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Cheryl Hickey , Carly Rae Jepson and many more. You may have seen us on Dragons Den!  We have years of experience working with Irish dancers. Please check out our website www.tanontherun.com (owner’s name is Nicole Hyatt)
-prices per individual are $50.00 including 2-3 coats on the legs. If booking with your entire team the price would be $40.00 per person for 2-5 dancers or $30.00 per person for 10+ dancers
-please text 416-838-8266 to book your spot by November 15/2019.

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