Poet Robbie Burns’ celebrated at the legion Saturday

There are still a few tickets available for the annual Robbie Burns’ Night celebration taking place at the legion Saturday night.

There are still a few tickets available for the annual Robbie Burns’ Night celebration taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 this Saturday night, says Vivian MacNeil.

The evening includes a traditional Scottish roast beef dinner with the formal introduction of the haggis, that “great chief-tan o’ the puddin’ race,” escorted into the hall by the Williams Lake Pipe Band.

Doug White will give the address to the haggis while Ron Hume will deliver the Immortal Memory in honour of the famed Scottish poet Robbie Burns.

Barry Sale will deliver the toast to the lassies and MacNeil will deliver the reply.

The roast beef dinner with all the trimmings wraps up with “tipsy laird,” a traditional Scottish trifle, minus the alcohol.

Entertainment will include performances by the Williams Lake Pipe Band; Highland dancing by Kirsten Lees; Synergy singing a medley of Scottish songs; and Ken Emery on fiddle and Hal Giles on keyboards delivering a medley of spirited Scottish tunes. Dancing follows to the music of The Perfect Match.

Doug White will close out the evening leading the crowd in the singing of Star of Robbie Burns and Auld Lang Syne.

Tickets are $30 and available at the legion hall for the event coming up this Saturday, Jan. 23.