Posted on Mar 16, 2019
The Rotary Club of High River raised almost $1,600 towards High River HandiBus at its annual St Paddy's Party at Highwood Golf Club on 14 March.  130 people showed up to support the cause and have a great night, including Rotarians from Calgary and Okotoks, as well as our very own Rotarians and their guests.  Our audience also showed their appreciation of the dancers by generously chipping an additional $700 into the hat towards their dance school.
Many thanks to those Rotarians who helped make this a wonderful event, including Sheila, Carol, Hank, Hugh, Gerry, and Ev, as well as Laurel and Lorraine.
The NovaScotiables entertained the crowd with great music, while the young ladies of the Possak-Hampshire School of Irish Dance put on a performance which many in the audience called the highlight of the night.  They followed this up by inviting members of the audience to participate in 'The Siege of Ennis', a traditional and popular Irish ceili dance.  We'll need a bigger dance floor next year, judging by the number of participants this year.   Sheena made a few celebrants happy by drawing their raffle tickets for some soul-warming prizes, including a tasty prize generously donated by Western Financial.  If anybody knows the name of the fellow who won the "Irish Dinner-For-Two" please let us know.