Easter Egg-xcitment

The youth groups searched high and low counting every chick, Easter egg, Bunny and carrot that the Easter bunny had hidden in all the different rooms here in Ozanam house .
It was no easy task but we all worked together as a team to solve egg-tremley tricky riddles all the while busting out a few dance moves!!

We put the finishing touches on our Easter baskets and having successfully completed the mission filled the baskets with lots of Easter treats!

Everyone has an egg-cellent time!!

 

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Easter Greetings from the Mens Group

It’s been a busy week at the Mens Group this Easter.

We packed a lot into the last few days .
In our Cookery Class we made delicious hot cross buns.

Samaritan Outreach Volunteers Ann & Patrickcame in to visit us and gave a very informative presentation on their work and facilitated a group discussion about looking after our mental health.

We were all presented with Easter Eggs too. Thanks Ozanam House!

 

SAMS Presentation  Samaritans Presentation on Thursday

Easter Eggs Easter Eggs are always a welcome treat!

The “perfect” book launch

This week our senior youth service members were invited to the launch of Cecelia Ahern’s new book “perfect ” in the lighthouse cinema in Smithfield. The kind invitation to the event had been sent through our reader in residence Bernadette Larkin.
The interview with Cecelia really inspired our young people to read and even write their own novels in the future !
She gave fantastic tips on how to get the creative stream flowing and helpful tips on how to survive the world of book writing !

All our members received copies of  the new  book and second in the series , “Prefect”.

In order to fully grasp the new book they were also given copies of the first book in the series “Flawed”.

Cecelia provided some inspiration for all our members and took time to sign each book and answer questions they had about her success and how she achieved it.

A “perfect” night was had by all.

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Ozanam Come Dancing 2017 – Raises a staggering €41,150!

THANK YOU all for helping us to raise an incredible €41,150 for our summer youth programmes in Ozanam House Resource Centre

HUGE congratulations to Joanne & Rory dancing ‘The Jive’ – our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2017!

WHAT A NIGHT! Ozanam Come Dancing 2017 was held in Liberty Hall on Friday 10th March. A sell out crowd filled the venue and they were wowed and amazed by our 12 incredible volunteer couples who danced the Salsa, the Tango, the Charleston, the Jive, Disco and Paso Doble among others.

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Our amazing host Brendan Courtney was joined this year by our dance expert and world ballroom champion David Roberts and of course our celebrity judges Katherine Lynch, sharing her new found expertise from her performances in ‘Dancing with the Star’s and the music legend Mary Black, who also treated us to an iconic musical performance on the night. What a treat it was for us all!

Our volunteer dancers came on board from near and far. We welcomed staff and volunteers from within Ozanam House, staff from SVP House – shared services and East region offices and from some of our supporting companies including McCann FitzGerald, Abbey Capital, Symantec, Danceworld, AIB and Business in the Community Ireland. A HUGE THANK YOU goes to them all for their hard work, commitment and support. They put on a truly incredible show on the night and amazed everyone with what can be achieved after only 9 weeks of lessons.

OUR WINNERS – Massive congratulations goes to Joanne and Rory who danced ‘The Jive’ and are Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2017!

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A huge thank you also to all of our dancers sponsors and to the companies who donated goods and services to the event, to all of our volunteer helpers on the night and to everyone involved for all of your efforts and support in making Ozanam Come Dancing 2017 an incredibly successful evening. We look forward to seeing you all on the stage next year!

Thanks also to Orla Keeshan at White Lane Photography for volunteering her time and taking some incredible photos of the event which can be viewed on a photo album here:

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