Irish eyes were smiling on the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Mayor Régis Labeaume (in green St. Pat's High School jacket, bottom right) shakes hands with spectators as the sixth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick makes its way down Rue Saint-Jean toward Quebec City Hall. Deputy mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle (also in green jacket, bottom left) marches with parade president Stephen Burke, closely followed by the Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society of the New York City Police Department, and hundreds of other parade participants. 

It was surely the luck of the Irish that brought out beaming sunshine last Saturday as the sixth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick pranced and danced its way through the streets of Quebec City. It was a perfect day for a parade to celebrate the city's Irish heritage.