On January 25th, for a second year in a row, Calgary's East Village and Bricks Wine Co. are partnering up to host their lively Robbie Burns Bash fundraiser in support of the Alex Community Health Centre. Known to Scots as Robbie Burns Day, this annual day of recognition is best spent eating, drinking and clinking glasses to the celebrated Scottish poet who was born on the same day back in 1759.
Sticking with the lively Scottish theme, participating chefs from Calgary eateries like Teatro, Made Foods, Rouge, Deane House and Heritage Park will serve up their takes on traditional Scottish fare (Scotch eggs and refined haggis, anyone?) in the cool St. Louis Hotel event space attached to the National Music Centre on 9th Avenue S.E.. Big Rock Brewery will also be pouring plenty of complementary ales while Bricks lines up a diverse selection of whisky for the sipping, and troupes from the Highland Dance Association will provide the entertainment alongside a bagpiper or two.
One important note about this fundraiser for the local community centre is that 100 per cent of the amount collected from the $50 ticket sales will go to the cause.