St. Patrick’s Day Parade San Francisco

This is a club-sanctioned event that you must be a member in good standing to participate.

             THE 169th ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE WAS CANCELED BY THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

169th ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 @10:30 AM

Ready, Set, Go

 The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club has been assigned as

Unit 36 in The First Division section A in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

 We have been instructed to assemble as a unit on 2nd St. between Mission and Howard. We should assemble no later than 10:30AM which is one hour prior to the parade start time.

***** REQUIRED*****

 The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club requires EACH participant sign a waiver of liability form to be eligible to march in the parade as part of the NCIWC unit.  Therefore once you arrive at the assembly location you MUST locate Tom or Inga for check-in!  After you have completed and submitted your waiver and a waiver for each guest, you will be ready to participate. The waiver of liability form is available by email, on the club website, Facebook page or at check-in on parade day.  NCIWC Waiver St Pats Parade 2020.

Again this year, Ken and Carol Gabriel are graciously providing their van as our support vehicle (expertly driven by Ken) following behind the hounds & humans in the parade. Extra belongings (please keep to essentials only!) can be placed in the van as needed. NO GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARADE AREA! 

When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will form a single line “snake” and zig-zag with our Wolfhounds past the judge’s stand.  One handler per hound!  Extra walkers can follow along behind the Wolfhounds and in front of the van.

Expect the parade to stop several times along the route.  Once the parade starts moving, please break off from visiting and stay together with our parade unit. As a note of caution there are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating. Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around rather than across the grates.

Please wear GREEN or WHITE or other tasteful ST. PATRICK’S DAY attire. Festive attire for hounds is highly encouraged!  Good walking shoes are a must!

Bring water and necessary bags for your hound/s.

There is no deadline for this event, but we appreciate advanced notification. Plan to pack up your hound(s) and come to the city on Saturday March 14th.

Let’s win another prize this year with our precision Wolfhound team!

The United Irish Societies notified all units of a Special Police Alert:

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUABLES IN YOUR CARS, TRUCKS OR VANS.

Tom and Inga Bourdon

If you have questions please contact us at:

707.864.0567/email: bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: ST. Patrick’s Day Parade)

Day of the parade cell #s: 707.480.0796 or 707.480.9763