Robert Burns Celebration

Each year, the world celebrates the January 25th birth of Scotland's greatest poet - Robert Burns and his many famous works of poetry and songs. This year, the Rotary Club of Edmonton's members (many of whom are of Scottish descent), will be able to participate in these celebrations at our Monday, January 20th luncheon meeting.  

 The Chateau Lacombe's chefs have welcomed the idea of a Scottish-themed lunch for our Club and have promised to serve us an exquisite cuisine of beef barley soup, mashed potatoes (tatees), mashed turnips (neeps) and yes, even haggis! (For those less adventurous, roast beef will be available as an alternative to haggis). You will also enjoy a typical Scottish dessert - bread pudding with a side of custard. A wee dram of Scotch is available for $8 to complement the haggis and for toasting purposes.

This is a first for our Club so we have pulled out all the stops! One of Edmonton's pre-eminent bag pipers will commence the luncheon with some Scottish pipe tunes. Our speaker of the day is a member of The Edmonton Burns Club who hails from Ayre, Scotland. Alex Thomson is a Robert Burns aficionado who will tell us about the influence of famous Scots such as Burns and the many Scottish immigrants who helped in the formation of Canada as we know it today. 

 In keeping with the theme of the day, feel free to wear Scottish tartan socks, a tartan tie or scarf and celebrate the occasion! Come ready to buy some raffle tickets as the winner(s) will enjoy a prize of a bottle of scotch or wine!

 If you know of someone who might be interested in joining us for this unique event, please invite them!

 As we are expecting a good turnout, please be sure to register in advance by going to:

 1. Click on "Register/Modify Registration"below. 

2. Enter your first/last name and e-mail address. On this screen enter your plate number if you require parking.

3. Click on "Select Options", (bottom right hand corner). 

4. Enter how many lunches, parking... you would like to purchase.

5. Click on "Continue to Payment Selection", (right hand corner).

6.  This screen is where you have the option the pay on-line or to save your registration by clicking on "Pay by Check" (you can save your registration and pay at the door)

7. Once registered you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Click on the link below to register: 

By registering on-line and paying on-line, this saves time for everyone. Note the hotel is told the attendance numbers on Thursday prior to the Monday lunch.

If you have any issues or questions please do not hesitate to contact Geeta at 

 DATE: January 20th, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

FEE: Lunch - $32
           Attendance - $10    
           Wine - $7 
           Scotch - $8
          Parking - $5  

LOCATION: Salon B, Main Floor
                         Chateau Lacombe Hotel
                         10111 Bellamy Hill 
                         Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7