Robbie Burns Day

January 25, 2011 by staff 

Robbie Burns Day, Happy Robbie Burns Day”! Join the Duke Bar to celebrate the Bard today traditional Scottish menu specialties Scottish pipers and consider Haggis!

January 25th marks the birth of Scotland’s national poet and songwriter Robbie Burns. Our leaders have begun the preparation of haggis, neeps and tatties, but they also have a little something extra up their sleeves … Haggis fritters! If you think you do not like haggis, then you should try this treatment Duke Pub. This is a delicious spin defined on the flat Scots.

We also called for the pipers and drummers for the addressing of the haggis. So come see us, all you guys and girls, and enjoy food and spirit dedicated to honoring Robbie Burns!

Addressing the Haggis Bagpipe and Drum Band
Duke of Somerset, 655 Bay Street
24:15 17:30
Duke of Westminster, First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
24:40 13:00 and 18:00
Duke of Devon, TD Centre, TD Tower
66 Wellington Street West
1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. ET
Duke of Richmond
1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. ET
Duke of Kent
18:00 20:00
Duke of York
19:15 21:00

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As Scots and Scots future across Canada celebrate the birthday of Robbie Burns, two senators hope to use letters parliamentary initiative to promote Scottish heritage of Canada.

Liberal Senator Elizabeth Hubley behind Bill S-226, which would establish the National Tartan Tartan Maple Leaf of Canada. Conservative Senator John Wallace supports Bill S-222 to set April 6 as Tartan Day in Canada.

“When you go through the list of people, explorers, fur traders and others who have built this country and our economy, they were driven out by the Scots,” Wallace said in an interview QMI Agency.

The 2006 census conducted by Statistics Canada estimated there were 4,719,850 people of Scottish decent in Canada, the third most common response after English and French.

Tartan Day took off in the world after a push by a clan society in Nova Scotia has begun to grow the event in the 1980s.

Although Canada has a long history with the tartan, including soldiers who fight while wearing a kilt in the First World War, he was never an official tartan for Canada.

Both senators said that although the bills are to recognize the contribution of the Scots in Canada, they do not seek to exclude others.

“This is something that all Canadians can be proud to wear,” said Hubley Maple Leaf Tartan.

Wallace said the history of Canada requests that this kind of recognition.

“I think it’s really important to have an understanding of how we got where we are today. And this is largely due to the Scots,” said Wallace.

Scots played a significant role in the founding of Canada, including the first two Prime Ministers since Confederation – Sir John A. Macdonald and Alexander Mackenzie.

“Robbie Burns Day”célèbre the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who wrote in the dialect of Lowland Scots and whose work has been translated into several languages.

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