Category Archives: Blog Post

Abhaile: Returning to Ireland Conference – June 4th-7th

Crosscare Irish Diaspora Support Project are delighted to announce Abhaile, their first-ever returning to Ireland virtual conference. Running 4th – 7th June, the conference programme includes panel discussions with returnees and industry experts including the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs – Consular Services Unit, Back for Business, Safe Home Ireland, the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO), and many […]

VQI Membership 2024-2025 Now Open!

🌈 Membership for the 2024 – 2025 year is now open! 🏳️‍🌈 Vancouver Queer Irish offers community and support to all in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, as well as to allies looking to meet new people here in Vancouver. Membership benefits include: Discounts and Skip the Line privileges at local LGBTQ+ businesses. Discounts and first access […]

Vancouver GAA Upcoming Events – April 19th & 20th

Referee Course: April 19th  Vancouver GAA have arranged for a GAA referee course on April 19 from 6PM-9PM PST at the Consulate in Vancouver. This is a two part session, with one session being in-person and an online session being made available prior to the in-person one. To be certified, attendance is required at both […]

ICAN – Provincial Health Care in Canada

For the month of April, I/CAN are running a campaign called Growing your awareness about Provincial Health Care in Canada. This week’s resource: If eligible, are you signed up to the provincial health care plan of where you live? If you are living in Canada and meet certain requirements, you should be eligible to apply for […]

The Pink GAAme BC Cancer Foundation Fundraiser

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The Pink GAAme is a Gaelic games fundraiser, which will raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation in support of translational breast cancer research, where BC Cancer will develop more customized treatments, prevent breast cancer recurrence in high-risk patients and increase long-term survivorship. Gaelic games are Ireland’s national sports and the large BC-based Irish community […]

To all my fellow expats and the broken hearts we share : BLOG POST

I am sitting on the floor of my childhood bedroom, trying to cram the third bottle of Penney’s Sunkissed tan into my 23kg suitcase bound for Vancouver. Eighteen months ago, I returned to Ireland “for a short visit” having lived abroad in Canada for over four years. More of my twenties were spent on another […]