The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band is once again inviting everyone to join in a celebration of Robbie Burns.
The band’s annual Robbie Burns dinner takes place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Executive Plaza Hotel, honouring the birthday of the Scottish poet - born 1759 in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The event includes the piping in of the haggis, the reciting of Burns’ poetry – including, of course, the Address to the Haggis by James Neill – and song and Highland dance. Guests will also be treated to performances by the six-time world pipe band champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, and the four Robert Malcolm Memorial bands that make up its youth and adult development organization.
The dinner will include traditional Scottish fare, with haggis as the centrepiece, as well as updated regional dishes.
The Executive Plaza Metro Vancouver is at 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m.