Band 1066 hosts annual Burns supper

Transplanted Scots and those who wish they were are invited to the ninth annual Paul Abbott Memorial Burns Supper.

Band 1066 hosts an annual Robbie Burns dinner

Band 1066 hosts an annual Robbie Burns dinner

Transplanted Scots and those who wish they were are invited to the ninth annual Paul Abbott Memorial Burns Supper.

The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave.

This has become a popular event since its inception in 2003, and it memorializes Paul Abbott, a popular Abbotsford entertainer and co-founder of the Celtic Band 1066, who died prematurely in 2002.

There will be a traditional meal which includes excellent haggis, ’neeps and tatties (mashed turnips and potatoes), together with roast beef and all the trimmings for the more faint-hearted.

The evening will feature all of the ancient traditions honouring the memory of the great Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, from the piping in o’ the haggis, to addressing the haggis, and the immortal memory.

Entertainment will include Highland dancing from the award-winning Inverglen Scottish Dancers, as well as rollicking music by local favourites 1066, and the always popular Piper Down.

This year 1066 is celebrating over 25 years together as a band.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and festivities at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25, available at the Eagles Club 604-859-5405.

Net proceeds from the event will go to support the Abbotsford Firefighters Burn Fund.