Jan 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Annual Scottish / Robert Burns luncheon
Celebrating everything Scottish

All are welcome to join us for this annual celebration for everything Scottish, particularly for the poet Robert Burns, whose life is honored at this time all around the world.

Watch for the Scotch basket raffle to fund raise for a local charity supporting the downtown community.

A speaker will be talking about Scotland and the influence on Alberta.  If possible a Scottish Piper will provide music to set the mood.  Come join us with for some scrumptious Scottish food which often includes Haggis, Neeps (mashed turnips) and Tatties (mashed potatoes)  depending on what the Chateau Lacombe has available.   If you can, wear something Scottish as simple as a tartan scarf.

Who was Robert Burns?    His most famous work is the song Auld Lang Syne.  "Rabbie" Burns was born Jan 25 1759 and deceased at 37 years in AllowayAyrshire, Scotland.   Other notable works include: "To a Mouse"  "A Man's a Man for A' That"  "Ae Fond Kiss"  "Scots Wha Hae"  "Tam O'Shanter" "Halloween"  "The Battle of Sherramuir"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns

According to Electric Scotland, nearly 560,000 Albertans can trace their ancestry back to Scotland, evidence that the Scottish influence on the province has been vast. Scots in Alberta have made their mark in virtually every realm of public and private life.    https://electricscotland.com/history/canada/albertans.htm

Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!    Robert Burns