Each year since 1956 the United Irish Societies of Montreal has organized a contest to select a queen and princesses for the annual parade. Originally called the Queen’s Pageant and held at the Sailor’s Club in Old Montreal, today the Selection Evening is a public speaking contest held at Plaza Centreville downtown.
Criteria for Entry
Individuals interested in participating in this event must be:
Note: The Queen and Court are exclusive to the Montreal St. Patrick’s Parade. They may not accept similar positions in any other 2017 St. Patrick’s Parades.
The Selection Evening is an opportunity for the participants to:
Preliminary Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Selection Evening: February 4, 2017
Location: Plaza Centreville 777 rue Robert-Bourassa
Round tables of ten are available for your family and friends to share and participate in the excitement of this special evening. The evening is enhanced with the inclusion of Irish entertainment (dance and song). It begins at 7:00 P.M. and ends at approximately 11:15 P.M.
There is no food served at this event. There is a cash bar. Food is provided for the contestants in their closed quarters.
Price: 25$ (Adults) or 12$ (Children under 12)
The United Irish Societies of Montreal wishes to thank its sponsors and partners for helping to make the Selection the success that it is.