Transplanted Scots, and those who wish they were, are invited to the 11th annual Paul Abbott - Memorial Burns Supper on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Always a popular event, this year's haggis bash is at the Abbotsford Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford.
The event memorializes Paul Abbott, a popular Abbotsford entertainer and businessman, who died prematurely in 2002.
There will be a traditional meal which includes haggis, 'neeps and tatties (mashed turnips and potatoes), together with roast beef and all the trimmings for the more faint hearted.
The evening will feature all of the ancient traditions honouring the memory of the great Scottish bard, Robert Burns, from 'the piping in o' the Haggis' to 'addressing the Haggis' and 'the Immortal Memory.'
Entertainment will be provided by the ever-popular Celtic band Piper Down and special guests.
Doors open at 5: 30 p.m. with dinner and festivities at 6: 15 p.m. A Safe Ride program will also be available
Tickets are $30 at the Eagles Club Bar (604-859-5405). Proceeds from the event will support the Abbotsford Fire Fighters Burn Fund and Fraternal Order of Eagles charities.
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