Before the meal can begin, it is traditional to quote Burns' famous poem, Address To A Haggis, you can find the words and the translation here, followed by "The Selkirk Grace".
"Some hae meat, and canna eat,
An' some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit"
Let the serving of the feast begin.
On the Bill of Fare: Haggis, Roast Beef, Mashed Tatties, Peas, Champit Neeps, Coleslaw, Gravy, Killer Horseradish that takes the top of your head off, and makes your eyes water.
Make sure you leave room for the pies and the shortbread.
An evening of entertainment with a Scottish flavour follows the dinner. Lots of singing the old Scottish songs, many of them with words written by Burns, bagpipe music and Highland dancing.
Two of our young dancers.
And the Scottish Country Dance emsemble. We danced "The Minister on the Loch" and " The White Cockade".
Back row: Wilma, Jean, The Space Cadet, Moi.
Front row: Bernice, Helen, Beth, Jean.
I'm the only one without even the tiniest drop of Scottish blood running through my veins. Eating haggis probably makes up for it.
Piper picture "borrowed" from the Stouffville Tribune - thanks Jim.