Toast Robbie Burns with the Delta Police Pipe Band

The time of year is near when Scots gather to celebrate the life and work of beloved poet Robbie Burns. And there’s no better place to do so than in Ladner with the Delta Police Pipe Band.

Long considered one of the best Robbie Burns dinners around, the band is once again hosting a pair of evenings at Sacred Heart School.

The Saturday, Jan. 25 dinner is already sold out, but there are stilltickets available for Friday, Jan. 24. The band has sold out both nights every year for the past 15 years.

The evening features a prime rib dinner, including the traditional toast to the haggis, a dedicated single malt whiskey bar, highland dancing, singing, and dancing to The Earthmen until the wee hours.

The event also includes performances by the world famous, well-travelled Delta Police Pipe Band, which has performed at such prestigious events as the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland as well as on stage with Sir Paul McCartney.

Tickets, which are $60 each, can be purchased at Grapes 4U in Ladner, by calling 604-940-9463 or 604-940-5040, or via email at

Highland dress is encouraged.




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