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Join SFU's Robbie Burns Day celebration on Burnaby Mountain

You won't eat haggis, but you'll learn about the Scottish poet and celebrate with music.
SFU's Research Centre for Scottish Studies is holding a Robbie Burns Day Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 26 on Burnaby Mountain.

It’s Jan. 25 again — and, for all Scots and would-be Scots amongst us, that means it’s Robbie Burns Day.

Simon Fraser University is inviting the community to join in a special presentation in honour of the day that marks the birth of the iconic Scottish poet, all the way back in 1759.

Two hundred and sixty-four years and one day later, you can gather on Burnaby Mountain for a 2023 Robbie Burns celebration tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 26).

Join the SFU Research Centre for Scottish Studies for the event, which is set for Room C9002 from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m.

From 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., professor Leith Davis will deliver a lecture on Robert Burns and cultural memory, exploring the history of Robbie Burns Day. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

From 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., you can enjoy a Burns Day celebration including music for the haggis, the recitation of Burns’ immortal Address to a Haggis and other Burns works (Selkirk Grace, Immortal Memory), plus the traditional Toast to the “Lassies” and reply.

You can also expect musical performances and, of course, the singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Note that haggis will not be served.

People are welcome to attend all the events, or just opt in for the lecture only or the celebration only.

It’s free, but you need to reserve a space via Eventbrite.

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