Robbie Burns Night for sick kids set to celebrate 20th year
Organizers of the popular West Island based Robbie Burns Party to benefit sick children are gearing up to celebrate the 20th edition of the annual party, which will take place this year on January 25.
The evening is organized by the West Island Children’s Charity, which supports the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Event organizer Ian Grant says tickets which always sell quickly, promise participants an unforgettable evening.
“Robbie Burns Night for us has always been a good night out, with traditional food, entertainment, dancing and a bit of poetry to enjoy,” Grant noted, adding, “I’m doubly happy to have seen so many people embrace our efforts over the years to help sick children through the event.”
The evening, which is staged each year on a shoe-string budget, takes place due to the generosity of performers who donate their time, said Grant.
“Sponsors and supporters are what make (the night) possible, and we always rely on them - and we could always use more help,” he said.
This year’s performers include Salty Dog, the Montreal Pipes and Drums, and Montreal Highland dancers, among others.
In addition to entertainment, the evening will include a food buffet featuring Scottish meat pies, roast beef, a variety of hot and cold food, as well as traditional haggis.
The Robbie Burns Party to benefit sick children will take place on Jan. 25 at the Hymus Resto-pub in Pointe-claire (formerly known as the Hymus Tavern).
To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact the pub at 514 426-5000, or visit www.robbieburnsnight.com.