Dr. Thom Wiggins, a dentist, was all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 1968.
Dr. Wiggins’ family immigrated to Trail from The Land of Saints and Scholars, and like many Irish-Canadians, celebrated in the festivities of the lucky day.
The day is a national holiday in Ireland recognizing the death of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of the Emerald Isle.
Sláinte to all on St. Patrick’s Day!
Sláinte, pronounced “slawn-che” means health, and is commonly used as a drinking toast in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.