Oireachtas 2018

General Event Information:
-The dates for the event are Friday December 7, Saturday December 8, and Sunday December 9, 2018.
-The location is the same as in 2016 and 2017: Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, 416-361-1000.
-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 will open on Monday July 16, 2018 at 11am, at a room rate of $170 plus taxes.
-Guests are able to make their own reservations by calling in toll free at 1-888-627-7175 and stating that they are part of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Canada or simply quoting the group code ‘0L04AA’ (zero L zero 4AA).
-To book online, use this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/0L04AA
-One night will be taken as a non-refundable deposit, and the rate will be honored until November 13, 2018, (or until the room block sells out – whichever occurs first) after which time, regular rates will apply.
-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.

Angela Hogan, CAN
Cheryl Young, AUS
Hilary Joyce-Owens, UK
Jonathan McMorrow, IRL
Michelle Greene, UK
Mona Roddy, IRL
Noelle Curran, USA
Sean Flynn, USA
Stephen Masterson, UK

Anthony Davis, ENG
Brian Glynn, USA
Brian Grant, CAN
Pat King, CAN
Shannon Quinn, CAN
Sean O’Brien, CAN

Grade Exams:
-Grade exmas 1-10 will occur on Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8, officiated by Philip Owens, ADCRG/BG.
-Registration info will be available later in the summer

-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 2017 info remains here only as a guideline; the 2018 info will be added in September/October)
ECRO2017 Local Area Map
ECRO2017 Floor Plan
ECRO2017 Syllabus
ECRO2017 Stage Schedule FINAL
ECRO2017 Need To Know (note there is no FB page this year as written on this document)
ECRO2017 Media Policy
ECRO2017 Acknowledgments
ECRO2017 Dress Room Form

Social Media
Twitter: @ECR_Oireachtas
Web: Tourism Toronto usually creates a dedicated website for patrons of the ECRO, with discounts to local attractions.  This will be posted in the fall.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors
DIAMOND SPONSOR : Sheraton Hotel
DIAMOND SPONSOR : Tourism Toronto
GOLD SPONSOR : Scotiabank
SILVER SPONSOR : Northwest Designs Ink.
SILVER SPONSOR : Shamrock Photography
BRONZE SPONSOR : Irish Cultural Society
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 2017 Vendors
Feis Fayre
Gold and Shamrock
Head for the World
Northwest Designs Ink – Official Merchandiser
Phoenix Designs
Reel Celtic Beauty
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 8, 2018
-No further information as of yet

Movie Night:

-Saturday December 8, 2018
-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 and any other 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 2019 – DEC 6, 7 and 8, Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto
-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