Today's Writing Prompt: You Win!
It's the end of your life, and you are up on stage receiving a major national / international award. Congrats! So what award are you being honored with, and for what?
I have been thinking of the answer for this question for days now . . . I just don't know. So what award do you think I should win?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
1760 - Irish soldiers of the Montreal Garrison may have celebrated the first St. Patrick's Day in Canada, following the British conquest of New France.
1765 - First Canadian St. Patrick's Day on record celebrated by Irish troops serving in the British Army at Québec.
1824 - Montreal Irish hold their first St. Patrick's Day parade. Montreal's parade is the longest continually running St. Patrick's Day parade in the World, celebrating its 187th anniversary in 2011.
1955 - Montreal Canadiens star Maurice 'Rocket' Richard is suspended from the NHL by league president Clarence Campbell, sparking a 7 hour riot along Ste-Catherine St. in Montreal, with 100 arrests.
1985 - Brian Mulroney welcomes President Ronald Reagan to a Canada-US Summit meeting in the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec; it was called the Shamrock Summit because of their common Irish ancestry and the date - St. Patrick's Day.
For more information: http://canadachannel.ca/todayincanadianhistory/index.php/St._Patrick%27s_Day