Scotch & Burns Saturday for All Ages

Saturday JANUARY 19 | doors open at 6:00 | tickets at the door only

Scots of all plaid patterns and non-Scots too are invited to celebrate the 254th birthday of Scottish poet Robbie Burns during the Galt Museum & Archives 2013 Scotch & Burns event on Saturday, January 19 with Scotch Tasting for ages 18+ starting at 6:30 pm, and an all ages program beginning at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

“Auld Lang Syne” is one of Burns’ most well known poems or songs,” says Chris Roedler, Resource Development & Volunteer Coordinator in charge of the special event at the Galt. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the Golden Mile Singers this year to lead a sing-a-long, in addition to performances by the Lethbridge Highland Dancers and Lethbridge Legion Pipe Band. We will, of course, also be piping in the haggis followed by the “Address to a Haggis” and haggis tasting.”

In addition to the all ages program, a scotch tasting with Kyle Baines of Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits will continue until the scotch runs dry; tasting tickets will be available at the event. Scotch & Burns tickets will be available at the door only at $3/person and $1/Annual Pass holders. Admission for children 6 and under is free. Admission also includes access to the permanent exhibits in the Discovery Hall. 

Upcoming 2013 Galt special events to look forward to include a Valentine’s High Tea on Saturday February 9; Nerd Fest from March 21-23, including a Superheroes Dinner & Dance on Saturday March 23; Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30; Taste of Downtown on Wednesday, May 8; Best of the Best Summer Wine & Beer Tasting on Thursday, June 20; the Scenic Plaza Whoop-Up Days BBQ on Tuesday, August 20; the Whirligigs & Weathervanes Festival on the Prairie on Saturday, August 31; Galt Beer Tasting on Friday, September 6; the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 26; and Night at the Museum Shopping Event on Thursday, November 28, among others. Additional special programs are also planned.

For details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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