A Robert Burns Celebration on Zoom
Dust off your kilts, grab your tartans and charge your whisky glasses for the first-ever ScotFestBC Robert Burns Celebration, an online presentation in collaboration with SFU’s Centre for Scottish Studies. Enjoy piping, poetry, songs and fun — just the way Scotland’s national poet liked it — from the comfort of your home.
We’ll have some special performers to lead us through the virtual Ceilidh including Jack Lee, pipe sergeant of the six-time world champion SFU Pipe Band. There will also be sing-alongs and fiddling. Dr. Leith Davis, SFU’s director of Scottish Studies, will share history about Burns while David Lunny will recite Burns’ famous poem Address to a Haggis.
Attendees have the chance to win prizes including
- a bottle of Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery Invermallie single malt whisky, valued at $130
- a $250 gift card from Tartantown for the best dressed participant — with the best Scottish set design in the background
- and whisky tour gifts cards to the Victoria Caledonian Distillery
Additional prizes from The British Store in Surrey will also be drawn throughout the evening.
Hosted by ScotFestBC executive director Mike Chisholm, the online event takes place on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. PST. Admission is FREE; however, registration is required as space is limited.
Once signed up, you’ll receive an email before the event with a Zoom access code. Registrants are also invited to check in early, beginning at 6:30 p.m., to see the pre-show: a taped concert featuring the world-famous SFU Pipe Band, in Chilliwack.
Donations to ScotFestBC are welcome through Eventbrite.ca Proceeds support The British Columbia Highland Games, which run annually at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam.
Please note: This is a Robbie Burns celebration, not a supper.