Marie (Byrne) Morris has been a prominent member of the Vancouver Irish community since immigrating from Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin in 1957.
In fact, there are very few committees within the Vancouver Irish Community that have not included Marie as a member at one time.
Her involvement with the Stage Eireann (Emerald Players – founding member) drama group is where Marie dedicated most of her years.
Still an active member of the Theatre, Marie she remains involved in four Theatre groups in North Vancouver.
Marie also does the hospitality for the Theatre BC North Shore Zone.
She has been a member of the Irish Women’s Network of BC since its founding in 1998 and for many years organized the annual golf tournament.
Marie volunteered as an ambassador at Irish House during the 2012 Olympics welcoming many Irish athletes.
Today she is a director on the Board of the Irish Benevolent Society of BC which runs the quarterly Irish Born Seniors luncheon. The fund also assists those in need.
MEMBERS of the board of directors of the Irish Benevolent Society of BC who hosted the Irish seniors’ luncheon are (L-R) [Back] Maura De Freitas, Marie Morris and Sharon Brown. [Front] Catherine Brennan Schwarz with the Irish Ambassador to Canada Ray Bassett.