The Comox Valley Pipe Band Society is celebrating Robbie Burns Day Jan. 25 with the Seventh Annual Burns Dinner fundraiser in the Upper Lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Comox, Branch 160.
The local celebration, commemorating the birth of the highly acclaimed Scottish poet and lyricist Robbie Burns, promises to include all the traditional fare: the piping in and addressing of the haggis with Burns’s poem To A Haggis, toasts to the ‘lassies’ and ‘lads,’ entertainment, food, fun.
The night begins with fellowship at 6:15 p.m., followed by a roast beef dinner at 7 p.m. including salad, haggis, carrots, tatties (potatoes), neeps (turnips), dessert and the opportunity to win wonderful door prizes. The evening’s entertainment includes piping and drumming from the Comox Valley Pipe Band, and highland dancing from Lori Tinkler School of Dance.
“We’re looking forward to another great turnout for our Burns dinner,” said Alexis Forbes, band member.
“We have sold out the last several years and are appreciative of the community support especially when they come dressed in their favourite tartan attire.”
Tickets are $45 and are going fast. For more information, or to get your tickets, please call 250-465-8260, email firstname.lastname@example.org or any talk to any band member.