The Port Alberni Highland Dancers Association will be hosting the 34th annual Robbie Burns’ Supper on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Robbie Burns, Bard and Scottish icon, is lauded every January. He is perhaps best known for his poetry – one of the most famous being Auld Lang Syne. The title translates to “times gone by” and is about remembering friends from the past and not letting them be forgotten. For Scots all around the world the Burns’ Supper is a tradition; an evening to remember, to rejoice, and to revel in one’s heritage and culture.
The evening begins with a welcome by Patricia MacKenzie’s highland dancers from the MacKenzie School of Dance. Dancer of the Year for 2017, Kali Nahorney, will proudly parade the Haggis –a Scottish delicacy– prior to a spirited address to the ‘Great Chieftain o’ the pudding race.’ A traditional roast beef dinner is served with all the trimmings. Toasts and speeches precede an inspiring line up of entertainment by the Scottish Country Dancers, the West Coast Highlanders Pipe Band led by Phillip MacKenzie, and senior MacKenzie highland dancers.
This year’s Burns’ Supper will be held at Echo Centre.
Local businesses have generously donated raffle prizes. A cash bar will be on site.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance and are available at Alter Ego, Echo Centre, and the Rollin Art Centre. Tickets are $30.00/adults and $20.00/children 12 years and under. Contact Shannon Zimmerman at 250-730-0557 for more information.