PHOTOS: Victoria celebrates Robbie Burns night

The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band perform during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band perform during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Highland Dancing performance during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)Highland Dancing performance during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Stuart Montgomery is the first to dig into the haggis at Robbie Burns Night. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)Stuart Montgomery is the first to dig into the haggis at Robbie Burns Night. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band perform during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band perform during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Colin Magee addressed the haggis. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)Colin Magee addressed the haggis. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Piper Dave Hennigan called all the guests to their tables. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)Piper Dave Hennigan called all the guests to their tables. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
(James MacKenzie/Black Press)(James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band perform during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band perform during the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Bev McIvor and Arlene Smith have front row seats for the pipe band and Celtic dancing. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)Bev McIvor and Arlene Smith have front row seats for the pipe band and Celtic dancing. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The Greater Victoria police pipe band tunes up the pipes before the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)The Greater Victoria police pipe band tunes up the pipes before the Robbie Burns Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Graham Little and James Hume, from Island Culinary Service, were the heroes of the night, cooking the haggis for dinner-goers at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)Graham Little and James Hume, from Island Culinary Service, were the heroes of the night, cooking the haggis for dinner-goers at the Mary Winspear Centre. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band hosted a night of dinner, music and entertainment in memory of Robbie Burns at the Mary Winspear Centre Saturday night. All proceeds supported the pipe band’s 2019 community and cultural initiatives.

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Robbie Burns was a Scottish poet and lyrcisit, famous for his words and music, including the yule-tide favourite: Auld Land Syne.

His birthday – 2019 would be his 260th – is celebrated around the world. This was the 16th year the Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band hosted a celebration in his honour.


 

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