St. Patrick’s Day is falling on the 17th March. Bar owners in southwestern Ontario are feeling fortunate that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be the most significant and most impressive yet as there are no pandemic restrictions in place.
According to O’Maggio’s Kildare House owner Vito Maggio. They are anticipating a minimum of 2,500 individuals. Furthermore, it will be one of the most momentous days of the year. The establishment will open its doors early. Also, they will have a wide range of festive food and music both indoors and outdoors. Thus, urging revellers to come as soon as possible.
Maggio stated that they have a tent set up. Apart from this, music will be playing all day long, starting at nine o’clock in the morning. He also emphasised the quality of their food. Obviously, saying that they will serve corned beef and everything else you might desire from their menu.
“This year’s St.Patrick’s Day celebration is going to be a particularly significant event. Ironically, because I believe people are eager to go out and socialise. It’s a joyful occasion that everyone should participate in. Come down and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day; it’s a significant day for all. It’s a great opportunity to come down, have a pint, relish the music, and enjoy the company,” he added.
Meanwhile, employees at Mike’s Place in Chatham, Ont. Where a trip to Ireland is being raffled off on Friday, are also preparing for a large turnout.
According to Mike Buckler, the owner of Mike’s Place in Chatham, Ont. A place, where they are giving away a trip to Ireland on Friday. Many people have been signing up for the raffle for the last month. He said, “We have garbage bags, large garbage bags full of receipts, where people have signed the back with their name and phone number. It’s a fun deal.”
Buckler also mentioned that St.Patrick’s Day is their busiest and most enjoyable day of the year, where homemade Irish stew and green beer are always popular. He told CTV News that they double up on all their draft and expect to go through around 20 kegs that day.
Meanwhile, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is urging St. Patrick’s Day revelers to plan responsibly to ensure a safe ride home. According to Windsor-Essex MADD Community Leader Chaouki Hamka, partygoers should make safe and responsible decisions, with the most important thing being to plan before drinking or taking that first toke.
MADD Canada officials added that impaired driving remains a deadly problem on Canadian roads. Despite laws, police efforts, and awareness initiatives, hundreds of Canadians are killed, and thousands are injured in crashes involving alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs each year. This St. Patrick’s Day, MADD Canada is encouraging Canadians to never drive impaired, to never ride with an impaired driver, and to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911.
Windsor police stated that their traffic enforcement unit would be out around the city on Friday conducting RIDE programs and looking for anyone who they suspect may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Hamka reminded everyone that there is always a safe alternative to get from point A to point B for their festivities.