Robert Burns day around the region

Two-and-a-half centuries after poet Robert Burns was born, his legacy continues with Scottish-style celebrations worldwide. And there's no shortage of events to honour Scotland's favourite son.

Two-and-a-half centuries after poet Robert Burns was born, his legacy continues with Scottish-style celebrations worldwide. And there’s no shortage of events to honour Scotland’s favourite son.

Cookeilidh at the Castle

Jan. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Cres. Castle opens for self-guided tours at 10 a.m, with music by Cookeilidh starting at noon.

Robert Burns Memorial Tea and Concert

Jan. 23, 2 p.m., Robert Burns statue (across from the petting zoo), Beacon Hill Park.

Robbie Burns Night at the Blethering Place

Jan. 25 from 6 p.m., 2250 Oak Bay Ave. Advance tickets $25 and going fast. Contact 250-598-1413.

Addressing the haggis

Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m. St. Philip Anglican Church, 2928 Eastdowne Rd. Local Robbie Burns expert “Scotty” Gardiner will be on hand Wednesday to decode the addressing of the Haggis.

Traditional Burns Dinner

Jan. 29, 5 p.m., Royal Oak Golf Club, 540 Marsett Pl. Tickets are $45, in advance at 250-478-0746 or 250-480-9355.

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