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The Year of the Homecoming
Celebrating Burns' 250th Anniversary

Friday January 23, 2009 at the Granite Club
Note: This event is now sold out

Dear Burns Lovers,

The Robert Burns Club of Toronto, which is affiliated to the Scottish Studies Foundation, is once again joining forces with the Granite Club for a Burns Supper on Friday January 23, 2009, a rousing action-packed celebration of the birth of Scotland's Bard, Robert Burns.

If you have not yet attended a Burns Supper at the Granite Club, you are missing out on a grand event (just ask anyone who has been there); if you have previously attended, welcome back to another flavourful programme of feasting, fun, fellowship and festivity.

Few of you will know that our Burns Supper at the Granite club in 2008 was voted the best in Canada by the Scotsman, Scotland's National Newspaper. While it would be presumptuous for us to agree with this statement, we do believe it was "our best ever" and we expect 2009 to be every bit as good, especially as it has been named "The year of the Homecoming," celebrating the 250th anniversary of Burns' birth.

We promise you an exciting evening of first-class entertainment - the soul-stirring sounds of the pipes and drums of the 48th Highlanders, Sandy MacIntyre's fine Celtic band "Steeped in Tradition" to listen and dance to, the beautiful songs and poems of Robert Burns, and, of course, the renowned toasts to "The Haggis", "The Immortal Memory" and "The Lassies." All in all a night to treasure forever.

To enhance the enjoyment of those not familiar with Scottish Country Dancing, we are featuring three free two-hour dancing lessons in the Regency Ballroom at 10:00am on Saturdays, January 3rd, 10th and 27th; those who attended earlier this year had lots of fun. Even if you are a competent dancer, your presence will be more than welcomed by our instructor, David Booz.

Our numbers have been multiplying significantly aver the past three years, so much so that we fully anticipate a capacity audience of over 400, and so, we strongly recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. Join us for a memorable evening honouring "The Bard".

Yours aye,

Gordon Hepburn

The Granite Club is located on the west side of Bayview Avenue, just north of Lawrence Avenue.

Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $80 per person
Dress Code:
Highland Formal, Black Tie or Business Suit

For more information, please telephone
Gordon Hepburn at 905-881-5780

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