The 29th Annual Cork Association of Ontario Dinner Dance was held on October 13th at St. Bonaventure’s Hall in Toronto.
Canadian Boxing Legend Sean O’Sullivan was in attendance, accompanied by Boxing Ontario’s Alan Louthe. Sean has strong Cork roots, as his father Michael emigrated to Toronto from Bantry, County Cork. He was World Amateur Champion in 1981, a year when he also was named Canadian Athlete of the Year. In 1984, Sean won the Silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympic games, and many felt that he should have been awarded the gold. Alan presented Sean with a special plaque from a group of young boxers from Ireland who had been delighted to meet Sean in Toronto some weeks earlier.
Also in attendance was Shaun Ruddy, Chair of the St. Patrick’s Day Society of Toronto. Shaun spoke on how the parade was going from strength to strength and looked forward to Cork’s participation in the Parade on March 10, 2019. He urges everyone to check out the Parade website at https://stpatrickstoronto.com/
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