Haggis bearers, from left, Amanda Living, Jack MacLean, Wilma Stevens and Bruce Diack approach its waiting table during the 26th annual Robbie Burns Dinner at Qualicum Beach Legion Hall Saturday night. — NEWS file photo

Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Bowser legions celebrate Robbie Burns

Bowser dinner on Jan. 25, Qualicum Beach dinner and dance on Jan. 27

Parksville’s legion branch will host its Robbie Burns celebration this Saturday, and the Qualicum Beach and Bowser legions will follow with their own Robbie Burns Day events next week.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 Bowser is up first with its Robbie Burns Night on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. at the legion (7035 Island Hwy.). Tickets are $15.

There will be traditional food, pipers and music.

For more information, contact the Bowser legion at 778-424-4472 or rcl211@shaw.ca.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 Qualicum Beach will host its 28th annual Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance Saturday, Jan. 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the legion (180 Veterans Way). Tickets are $33.

The evening will include Scottish dancers, piping in the haggis, dinner, a performance by the Qualicum Beach Pipe Band and music by Bruce Feltham.

Guests are welcome to wear their tartans or their best bib and tucker.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 Mount Arrowsmith is also hosting a Robbie Burns celebration in Parksville Jan. 20.

However, the cut-off for tickets has passed.

— NEWS Staff

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