There’s Room for Everyone Under Brigid’s Cloak (In Person Event)

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There’s Room for Everyone Under Brigid’s Cloak (In Person Event)

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

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Segal Graduate School of Business 500 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6 Canada

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  • 7 hours
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We’re back for our 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 our 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 – Doors open / registration / hospitality

11:30 AM – 12:30 AM – Harpist Rebecca Blair on main stage

11:30 AM – Silent auction open

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

1 PM – Emcee opens with a welcome at podium

1:05 PM – Welcome & blessing by Indigenous Elder

1:20 PM – Storytelling with Philomena Jordan

1:35 PM – Women of the Diaspora Performance Reading

with Oonagh Berry, Sharon Brown, Marie Bruce,

Maura De Freitas & Dara Culhane

3:15 PM – Storytelling with Abegael Fisher-Lang

3:30 PM – Silent auction close


3:45 PM – Candlelight procession

4 PM – Cathy Geagan, Consul General of Ireland, Vancouver

4:15 PM – Keynote speaker Bridget Brownlow:

St. Mary’s University Halifax

4:45 PM – Q & A with Bridget Brownlow

4:55 PM – Maura De Freitas, Festival Director

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

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

Presenters: Learn more about our 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.

At today’s Brigid Festival Vancouver event, a photographer will be taking videos or photographs. These videos/photographs may be used in promotional materials for Brigid Festival Vancouver.

Unless you indicate otherwise, you are deemed to consent to the posting of your videos/photos.

If you do not wish to be filmed/photographed, please let the photographer/videographer/festival staff know or contact

Due to capacity, seating is limited.

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