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January 13, 2006
Two Scottish events at Mackenzie House honour Scotland’s beloved poet and songwriter
Mackenzie House, with its Scottish roots, is pleased to present two Scottish-flavoured events that celebrate the birth of one of the great poets, Robbie Burns. Join activities that include live Celtic entertainment, tastes of Scottish foods and more.

Scotch Tasting - Get In The Spirit
Friday, January 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy Scottish foods and sample varieties of Scotch. An LCBO Product Expert leads the tasting. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.
$46 each person (including tax). Advance registration and payment required.

To register for this event, please call Mackenzie House at 416-392-6915.

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day In True Scottish Style
Sunday, January 22 from noon to 4 p.m.

This 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 and Youth: $4; Children: $3.50

No pre-registration is required for this event.
The City of Toronto’s Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, operates 11 historic museums offering public education and special event programming. 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. 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’s historic museums.

Media contact:
Kristen Juschkewitsch
Museums and Heritage Services



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