Celebrate Canada's 150 with our $1.50 Big Pub Breakfast, served until 2pm. Stop by any time to pick up your free Canada flags and enter to win a vintage Molson Canadian mini fridge! If you come by after 9pm, then enjoy our Bogo Starters special, buy one starter and get the second for only $1.50! ... See MoreSee Less
We have lots of specials on today! $5 for a pound of wings, $7 for the Big Pub Burger with fries (vegetarian patty available for substitution at no extra charge) and only $4.74 for a 14oz Gas Lamp Craft Beer, try our new #10 White IPA! Not feeling the beer? Our summer drink Wednesday special is a Long Island Iced Tea for only $6. ... See MoreSee Less
Recently, a patron at the Joyce on 4th Irish Pub joined our Tap TV trivia game under an extremely offensive, Anti-Semitic name that showed up on the pub TV screens. When this was brought to the attention of our manager, we did not react properly or with the urgency that the situation dictated. This was wrong and we want to apologize to all those affected, including the patrons in the pub that night and the Jewish community.
We immediately set a new procedure to reboot the gaming console in the event that an offensive name be entered on the game again. We will not tolerate discrimination and hate based on race, colour, ancestry, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, place of origin, physical or mental disability, and anything else that is brought to our attention as being offensive. Zero tolerance is neither our policy nor program, but our new practice. We have also been in communication with Tap TV to better filter the names being posted.
But this is not about technology, it is about people and preparing them for every situation. Our people were not properly trained on how to handle such a situation and errors in judgment were made.
We have taken this terrible incident, in consultation with the Calgary Jewish Federation, as a way to better educate ourselves as to the sensitivity of hateful expressions and have had an open dialogue with our staff and management about not only the horrors of the holocaust but also oppression happening in the world today. Our staff were equally shocked to the hate being displayed on the screens, we did not react properly and for that we are truly sorry.
The Joyce on 4th is proud of our inclusive history and it is our #1 goal to provide a safe environment for our patrons and staff. We can guarantee an incident like that will never happen again, we will be better!
We welcome further feedback from the community and hope this can become an ongoing conversation.