Invitation to the 2016 Burns Supper

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and days o’ auld lang syne?"

Few people would not recognize the opening lines to “Auld Lang Syne” but how many know that the song was composed in 1788 by Scotland’s national poet, “Rabbie” Burns. Burns Suppers are celebrations of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, and a chance for “auld acquaintances” to get together again and share some good cheer. Traditionally they are held on or near Burns’ birthday, January 25, and this year the Fort St. Andrew’s Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Quebec City, invites you to a Burns Supper on Saturday, January 23, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

We will again be celebrating at the Hôtel Chateau Laurier, 1220, Place George-V Ouest. Chef Heinrich Meesen will be concocting a special Scottish banquet for the occasion. If you have never tried haggis with “neeps and tatties,” don’t miss this opportunity! 

Highlights of the evening include the Address to the Haggis in Scottish Gaelic, the always entertaining Toast to the Lassies, and the retort by one of the Lassies present. 

Burns poetry and songs are front and centre during a Burns evening, along with bagpipes, kilts and the odd dram of whisky. Admittance for the evening is $85 per person. Reservations are necessary. For information or to reserve, please contact Ted Gunn [email protected]  at 418 842-6563 or Alan Stairs [email protected]  at 418 848-0745.