Rob­bie Burns Night for sick kids set to ce­le­brate 20th year

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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.rob­bie­burns­

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