BRIGID FESTIVAL DAY 4: There’s Room for Everyone Under Brigid’s Cloak (In Person Event) - FEB 4

BRIGID FESTIVAL DAY 4: There’s Room for Everyone Under Brigid’s Cloak (In Person Event) – FEB 4

February 4, 2023
11:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street,

This day dedicated to Brigid will feature a keynote speaker, Brigid cross-weaving, music, poetry, storytelling, hospitality and much more.


Brigid Festival Vancouver is back for their fourth year! This day-long celebration is dedicated to the saint, goddess, matron of poetry and healing and will feature women in performance and spoken word. Cathy Geagan, Consul General of Ireland Vancouver, will introduce the keynote speaker Bridget Brownlow from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bridget was presented with the Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award for Peace, Reconciliation and Development for her work in Northern Ireland in 2021.


11:30 AM – Registration / hospitality coffee & refreshments

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Harpist Rebecca Blair

12 noon – 1 PM – Brigid cross-weaving with Deidre Keohane

1 PM – 1:15 PM – Welcome & blessing by an Indigenous Elder

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM – Storytelling with Philomena Jordan

1:45 PM – 3 PM – Irish Women of the Diaspora Performance reading

With: Dara Culhane, Oonagh Berry, Marie Bruce, Sharon Brown and Maura De Freitas

3 – 4 PM – Cathy Geagan: Introduction of keynote speaker

Bridget Brownlow: St. Mary’s University Halifax

Maura De Freitas: Close and thank you

4– 6 PM – Reception with cash bar and hot and cold hors d’oeuvre

Trad music with all-female ensemble led by Ita Kane-Wilson

6:30 PM – Close

Presenters: Learn more about the program and list of presenters online at:

Brigid Festival Vancouver is a volunteer led event and admission to all events are free. Donations to the Irish Benevolent Society are appreciated and can be made by direct e-transfer to:

We acknowledge that this event is hosted on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of many different Indigenous communities stretching across this beautiful land we now call home.

Due to capacity, seating is limited.

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