Irish flags raised to kick off the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Grand Marshal of the 2018 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick Patrick McKenna (left), parade committee members James Donovan and Robert Dinan, committee president Terence Kerwin and Deputy Mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle (third from left), raised the Irish flag at City Hall to the skirl of the bagpipes, played by Christian Haerinck.

As organizers prepared for the ninth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick parade celebrations, both CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence and Quebec City raised Irish flags in front of their buildings.