The St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto’s


Friday, January 19th, 2018

At the University Club of Toronto

Master of Ceremonies - Graham Desson

The Immortal Memory - Hugh Heron

Address to the Haggis - Graham Desson

Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies - Doug Gibson and Jane Brenneman-Gibson

Musical Entertainment - John McDermott with accompanist Jason Fowler

Price is $130 all inclusive for meal, taxes, wines with dinner and entertainment. The ticket price includes a charitable donation to the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation—to be designated to support of McDermott House Canada, which provides an innovative, home-like environment within the Palliative Care Unit of Sunnybrook Veterans Centre (K-Wing). Please provide your address so that the donation receipt can be forwarded to you.

The Tradition

Our Burns Dinner is held in the elegant University Club of Toronto. After being piped in to a reception where society members, Club members and guests mingle, the meal starts with a Burns grace. A first course is served, then everyone stands for the piping in of in the haggis. The piper leads the haggis-bearing party, to where, with great drama, Burns’ poem To A Haggis is recited. Everyone joins in on the last line, “Gie her a haggis!” and toasts the haggis with a glass of whisky before tucking into a delicious meal.

There are three traditional speeches at any Burns Dinner:
• Immortal Memory: An invited guest gives a speech on Robbie Burns, celebrating Burns in ways light-hearted, literary or through his songs;
•The Toast To The Lasses: This is usually an amusing speech addressed to the women in the audience and to acknowledge Burns’ love of women in general and many women in particular;
•Response: This is women’s turn to make fun of men’s foibles, without being insulting!

Speeches over, the evening continues, usually with Burns songs, and ends with everyone standing, joining hands and singing Auld Lang Syne.

RESERVATION FORM Please reserve _______places for the Burns Night Supper Friday, January 19th, 2018

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