Robbie Burns supper slated next month

After a two-year hiatus, some members of the Fort Frances Highlanders plan to revive the memory of renowned poet Robert Burns with an evening of Scottish culture and music here next month.
The Robbie Burns supper is slated Saturday, Feb. 5 at La Place Rendez-Vous starting with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. It will feature a prime rib supper along with the traditional fare of haggis, which will be “piped in.”
Dr. Angus MacKintosh will address the haggis.
“We’ve just about got everything finalized–it’s looking good,” noted Fort Frances Highlander Dr. Bruce Lidkea, who is chairman of the Robbie Burns supper.
Entertainment will include bagpipes, fiddle, Celtic harp, and guitar music, and a Scottish dance troupe from Fort Dance Studio.
With the “gentleman only” legacy shelved, Dr. Lidkea expected a good turnout for the dinner.
“I think a lot of the gentlemen who have attended the supper in the past will continue to come but I also think there’s a lot of ladies of Scottish heritage who’ve wanted to,” he reasoned.
“It‘s not about exclusivity–it’s about a wonderful evening of dining and music,” he added. “And there will be a lot of interesting kilts to see so if you have one, wear it.”
Tickets cost $35 each, which are available at Lidkea, Elliott, and Lidkea Optometrists, Lakeland Personnel, and the International Falls Chamber of Commerce.