St. Patrick’s Day Parade San Francisco

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

        

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

171th ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022 @10:30 AM

***** 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. St. Patrick’s Day parade 2022_1 Waiver (1)  

St. Patrick’s Day parade 2022_1 Waiver

Ready, Set, Go

 The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club has been assigned as

Unit 37 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. St. Patrick’s Day parade 2022_1 Waiver (1)

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)

The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club (NCIWC) has been invited to participate in the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. It has been a long tradition for the NCIWC to participate in this parade and we urge all that are able, to join us for this outstanding celebration. The parade will take us down Market Street where our Irish Wolfhounds are always greeted enthusiastically. For those who have not attended a parade in the past, there will be several times when the parade stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. However, please break off from visiting when the parade starts moving again.  It is necessary for us to stay together as a unit and NOT delay other parade units behind us. There are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating.  Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around the grates. Serious injury is possible by walking hounds over the grates!

This event is open to NCIWC members and their invited guests. NO IRISH WOLFHOUND WILL BE ALLOWED TO PATICPATE IN THE NCIWC PARADE UNIT UNLESS THE OWNER IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE NCIWC. At check-in all members and guests will be required to submit a signed waiver of liability for parade participation. A copy of the waiver form is attached. If you prefer, please sign, scan, and return the waiver by email. Participants will gather on 2nd St. at 10:30AM, one hour prior to the parade start time for registration and required check-in. A more specific location on 2nd street will be announced once that location is assigned by the United Irish Societies.  Watch for location updates on the NCIWC website and on Facebook in a couple of weeks.

 

Please be sure to wear GREEN or attire reflecting Irish heritage. We must remember that we are invited guests and should honor both our hounds and the United Irish Societies of San Francisco in their request for attire suitable for an Irish celebration.  CELTIC attire or other traditional clothing is welcome but certainly not required.  Although club members are always on hand to support one another the health and well-being of both you and your hound is a personal responsibility! You should plan to be prepared for variable weather conditions, proper hydration, and clean-up. Good walking shoes are a must!

 

The parade ends at Civic Center Plaza. The judge’s reviewing stand is located across from City Hall.  It is at this point where we really turn on the Irish Wolfhound charm and impress the judges with a “snake” maneuver (zig-zagging line of hounds) for review. Don’t worry if you aren’t quite sure what this should look like, since parade participants will be given specific instructions of how to line up to perform this maneuver.

We request that only one person per hound participate in the “snake”!  Once we reach Civic Center Plaza and make the final left turn toward the judge’s reviewing stand everyone not holding a leash with an Irish Wolfhound attached will be asked to separate from the “snake” and travel along the crowd barriers on the City Hall side of the reviewing area.

Please let Tom and Inga Bourdon know if you plan to attend. bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: St. Patrick’s Day Parade) and include the number of hounds and guests.  We would appreciate your notice of intent to attend by TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH.  

SEE ATTACHED PARTICIPANT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

At our last St. Patrick’s Day Parade our unit was awarded a handsome cash prize. LET’S DO IT AGAIN AND LET’S HAVE FUN!

 

 

Ready, Set, Go

 The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club has been assigned as

Unit 37 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. St. Patrick’s Day parade 2022_1 Waiver (1)

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