Scotland’s bard remembered at annual dinner

John DeMings
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The 5th annual Robbie Burns Dinner Saturday at Cornwallis Park brought alive the music, poetry and food of old Scotland.

The annual dinner is organized by Digby Area Board of Trade and profits from the Jan. 22 event are being donated to Tideview Terrace. 

The seniors long-term care facility also held a silent auction that “went really, really well,” said Tideview’s Yvonne Lombard.

Guest speaker Saturday was Saint John mayor Ivan Court, who has led the New Brunswick effort to maintain ferry service between there and Digby.

The dinner marked Burns’ 252nd birthday and was celebrated in the James Horsfall Memorial Hall at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre. 

As is tradition, the haggis—a one-time peasant dish immortalized in a Burns poem—was piped into the hall to become part of a four-course dinner.

Organizations: Digby Area Board of Trade

Geographic location: Scotland, Saint John, New Brunswick

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