Nicht Wi' Burns supper this weekend

The 54th annual Robbie Burns Night goes drive-thru style this weekend at the Masonic Hall on Jan. 23.

Robbie Burns was a pioneer of the Romanticism literary movement in the mid-1700s. Despite growing up in poverty and hardship on a farm, Burns learned to read and write from his father and went on to become the writer of some of the world’s most famous poetry and lyrics.

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Robbie Burns Night is celebrated coast to coast in Canada and around the world, and involves a feast, poetry readings, dances, toasts to attendees, and a special address to the haggis — Scotland’s national dish of meat and oatmeal, onions, salt, and spices wrapped and cooked in a sheep’s stomach.

This year’s take-home meal will include a roast beef dinner with potatoes, turnips, salad, and dessert, and, of course, haggis.

An hour of online and radio programming is planned to accompany the supper hour.

Proceeds from an online auction will go to support Shriners Hospitals for Children.

For tickets, call Dan Davies at 250-787-5847.

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