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January 14, 2004
Celebrate Robbie Burns Day at Mackenzie House
Mackenzie House, with its Scottish roots, is pleased to present a
Scottish-flavoured event that celebrates the birth of a great poet, Robbie
Burns. On Sunday, January 25 from 12 noon - 4 p.m., join activities that
include live Celtic entertainment, tastes of Scottish fare and more!

The afternoon event features a traditional Scottish Ceilidh, with live Celtic
entertainment by Ian Bell and Gillian Federico and Scottish country dancing
featuring the Kirsty Duncan Dancers. Readings of the Bard's work and tastes of
the dish of choice - haggis - will be ceremoniously piped in and addressed with
the Poet's Ode To A Haggis!

Don't miss this fun family afternoon event. Admission prices are: adults: $5;
seniors and youth: $4; children: $3.50. For additional information, call
Mackenzie House at 416-392-6915.

Mackenzie House, an 1858 Victorian townhome, was the last home of William Lyon
Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor, newspaper publisher and leader of the 1837
Upper Canada Rebellion.

The City of Toronto's Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services operates
11 historic museums offering public, education and special event programming.
Mackenzie House is located at 82 Bond St. (east of Yonge Street and south of
Dundas Street). Visit for a complete listing of
activities at the City of Toronto Historic Museums.

Media contact:
Kristen Juschkewitsch
Culture Division



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