Calling all Scots, join the Barrhaven Scottish and the Scottish Society of Ottawa in celebrating the annual Robbie Burns Supper.
“Scottish Canadians have embraced Robert Burns as a kind of patron poet and mark his birthday with festivities. ‘Robbie Burns Day’ is celebrated from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nanaimo. Every year, Canadian newspapers publish biographies of the poet, listings of local events and buffet menus.Universities mark the date in a range of ways: McMaster University library organized a special collection and Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies organized a marathon reading of Burns’ poetry).Senator Heath Macquarrie quipped of Canada’s first Prime Minister that “While the lovable [Robbie] Burns went in for wine, women and song, his fellow Scot, John A. did not chase women and was not musical!” ‘Gung Haggis Fat Choy’ is a hybrid of Chinese New Year and Robbie Burns Day, celebrated in Vancouver since the late 1990s”
This Great evening of Scottish song, food and libation will take place January 22nd, 2016 beginning at 6:30pm at the Heart & Crown in the Byward Market. Tickets are $65.oo and are available until January 18th.
Please reserve your spot by contacting our own Brian Lyall
Cheque, Cash, E-transfer or Credit Card payments accepted.