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January 20, 2006
Media Advisory - Celebrate Robbie Burns Day in true Scottish style at Mackenzie House Museum
  
Mackenzie House, with its Scottish roots, is pleased to present a Scottish-flavoured event that celebrates the birth of one of the great poets, Robbie Burns. Join activities that include live Celtic entertainment, tastes of Scottish foods and more.

Date: Sunday, January 22
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Mackenzie House Museum, 82 Bond St., southeast of Yonge and Dundas Streets

The afternoon event features a traditional Scottish Ceilidh, with live Celtic entertainment by Ian Bell and Gillian Federico and Scottish highland dancing featuring the ‘Kirsty Duncan Dancers.’ Enjoy readings of Burns’ work and tastes of the dish of choice - the haggis, which will be ceremoniously piped in and addressed with the Poet’s classic work, ‘Ode To A Haggis!’
Adults: $5.50; Seniors & Youth: $4; Children: $3.50. No pre-registration required.

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

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/museums for a complete listing of activities at the City’s historic museums, operated by the City of Toronto Culture Division.


Media contacts:

Kristen Juschkewitsch
Museums and Heritage Services
416-338-0495

Janet Schwartz
Mackenzie House Museum
416-392-6915


 

 

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