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 for boys and girls u8-u15 and begin with u8 in one room and u9 in the other; Saturday will be solo championships for boys and girls u16 and older, plus adult team events; and Sunday will be all remaining team events plus premiere competitions.

Hotel Booking Information:
-Reservations will open in late Spring/early Summer.
-One night will be taken as a non-refundable deposit, and the rate will be honored (subject to inventory) until a specific date (to be determined), after which regular rates will apply and there will not be anything the committee can do about this.
-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.

Downloads: (the 2017 info remains here only as a guideline)
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
Instagram: ECR_Oireachtas
Web: Tourism Toronto has created a dedicated website for patrons of the ECRO, with discounts to local attractions.  Check it out!

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

Thank you to our 2017 Vendors
:
Feis Fayre
Gold and Shamrock
Head for the World
MuvWear!
Northwest Designs Ink – Official Merchandiser
Phoenix Designs
Reel Celtic Beauty
Shamrock Photography – Official Photographer

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)

Adjudicators:
Hilary Joyce-Owens, UK
Jonathan McMorrow, IRL
Mona Roddy, IRL
Stephen Masterson, UK
Tracey Taaffe, IRL
Michelle Greene, UK
Noelle Curran, USA
Michael Patrick Gallagher, USA
Angela Hogan, CAN

Musicians:
Pat King, CAN
Brian Grant, CAN
Shannon Quinn, CAN
Quentin Simms, CAN
Brian Glynn, USA
Sean Softley, CAN

Future Events:

-Oireachtas 2019 – DEC 6, 7 and 8, Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto ON
-every effort was made to secure a suitable venue for our preferred weekend in November at an affordable rate with no success

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