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Seniors Storm Canadian Tire: Celtic Style

By Julye Huggins
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Last Friday, Collingwood was stirred as a group of sixteen seniors stormed a local Canadian Tire and rustled up a Celtic ruckus. That is, an Irish Ceili style flash mob, which they had learned from their fearless leader, Mary Foley, at the Celtic Academy. The local news reported the group of hooligans ranging between seventy to eighty-seven years of age, wearing easy to spot gang colours on their tartan sashes. Despite these ominous signs that something might be up as they milled and loitered about the store, they shocked onlookers with four-and-a-half minutes of raw Irish brawling (or “dancing” as some might call it).Foley’s posse was spurred on after a Collingwood Culture Days event in September, which fueled the interest of about twenty seniors to take up weekly dance classes at the Collingwood Leisure Time Centre. This is but a cell of a greater network that Foley has woven in Southern Ontario, spreading the influence of the Celtic Academy to Guelph, Orangeville, Saugeen Shores, Owen Sound and Collingwood. She unapologetically touted to local press that the act of festive terrorism by her boisterous new recruits “demonstrates real hard work and dedication.”
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