The upcoming Robbie Burns dinner is a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Pipe Band

Robbie Burns Dinner in Comox a fundraiser for Comox Valley Pipe Band

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.”

The Comox Valley Pipe Band currently comprises of over 30 regular members and more than ten student pipers and drummers. These fundraisers allow them to continue outfit and upgrade the growing band’s equipment and uniforms, allow members to access training and workshops and for the band to continue to provide public appearances at community events.

Tickets are $45 and are going fast. For more information, or to get your tickets, please call 250-465-8260, email or any talk to any band member.

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