Robbie Burns Dinner
Hosted by the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band
The evening centers on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage prepared in a sheep's stomach) on a large platter to the sound of a piper playing bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the "Address to a Haggis". This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish dish. At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.
Along with the Haggis, Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (potatoes) are served alongside roast beef. Vegetarians need not worry as there is plenty of everything to eat.
The entertainment for the evening will be rounded out with toasts to the Bard and the Ladies, other Scottish presentations, then the pipe bands will entertain along with some highland dancers. The evening will finish with everyone joining in with Scottish Country Dancing (lessons included!).
There will be a cash bar available.