Join us Saturday November 6, 2021 for our Annual

anam cara awards gala

The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, the founding organization of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, is coming up on our major charity event of the year, the Anam Cara (Soul Friend) Gala to be held on Saturday November 6th from 7 to 10 PM with cocktail hour from 6 to 7 PM.

We’re looking forward to having you attend this fundraising effort, which supports our mission and goals. Join for what promises to be a great night of dinner, live music and entertainment to showcase what we’re all about, a silent auction, laughter and craic, and a gathering of friends old and new!

This year, like so many organizations, we have had to rearrange our annual event to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community and staff. As such, we are pleased to announce a new format to this year’s Anam Cara Gala. This year, like last year, we will be offering a hybrid format for the Anam Cara Gala. What does this mean? More ways to participate!

There will be three ticket types:
– In person for Members
– In person for Non-Members (Save $25 on your ticket price by becoming a member HERE)
– Online viewing only

We look forward to you joining us for a special evening of friendship. Your tax-deductible donation to the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library will improve access to dynamic Irish culture, arts, and education for people of all ages and backgrounds and will ensure the survival of our beloved Center for many years to come.


We are honoring 4 members of the Irish Community this night, Thomas Bracken, Brid Dower, Steve Goumas and Seamus King, for all their continued work in our community.


We are delighted to announce that The Black Donnelly’s will be performing LIVE and IN PERSON again this year after their amazing performance last year! They are hot off the press after just having won the 2021 Emmy for Best Documentary for their documentary ”An Irish Story, This Is My Home”. It will be another performance not to be missed!

Any further questions please email for more information.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


$75.00 per person

Member Ticket

$125.00 per person

General/Non- Member Ticket

$150.00 per person

Photo credit: Twin Lens Studios