Burns Supper

An evening to celebrate Robert Burns

The 2014 Burns Supper will be held the 24th of January 2014 at the University Club.

Our Guest of Honour this year will be Michael Harris.


Michael Harris was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1944. Emigrated to Canada, 1950.

Attended Bishop’s College School and Town of Mount Royal High School, McGill and

Concordia universities (BA, MA). Captain of the Royal Canadian Hussars Cadet Corps, and

a “call-out” Corporal in the RCH at Camp Farnham. Taught poetry and literature in the

English Department of Dawson College (28 years), and poetry-writing sessionally in

the Creative Writing Department of Concordia University and in the English Department of

McGill University.  Was the Founding Editor of the Signal Editions Poetry imprint of

Montreal’s Vehicule Press, editing over fifty books in twenty years (six thousand students,

by the way; eighteen thousand term papers corrected — early retirement couldn’t come soon

enough); wrote seven books of poetry, a translation of Marie-Claire Blais’ poetry, edited a

couple of anthologies of poetry, organized some four hundred poetry readings in Montreal,

and gave some two hundred poetry readings himself in the US, Scandinavia, Europe, and across

Canada. Was twice a prize winner in the national CBC Literary Poetry Competition; his last book,

Circus, was nominated for the Quebec Writer’s Federation AM Klein Prize for Poetry, and for

the Governor General’s Literary Award of 2010. A selection of his work will be appearing in the

Oxford Book of Canadian Poetry to be published in 2014. A book of essays and interviews will be

appearing this coming year. The obit for the Gazette is pending.




Tickets are now on sale through the Society’s Office or online (see below).

$74 for Members and spouses ($85 for Members and Spouses after the 20th January 2014)

$79 for Non-Members ($90 for Non-Members after the 20th January 2014)

Traditional Scottish Cuisine

As always, Chef Alain Monod, Chevalier du mérite agricole and recipient of the 2011 Quebec Thistle Council Auld Alliance Award for Scottish Cuisine will prepare a fine selection of Scottish cuisine.


Venison Pate with Cumberland Sauce

Winter Green Leaves & Tayside Tang, Oatmeal Soda Bread

Auld Reekie Cock-a-Leekie Soup

Haggis presented by Chef- Piped in, Drambuie for Ceremony, Neeps, Tatties, Lamb Gravy

Grilled Atlantic Salmon Balmoral

Scotch Whisky & herbs Butter

Brussel Sprouts & Baby Carrots, Rumbledethumps

Crannachan with Raspberries

Scottish Assorted Cookies

Cafe, Tea

 Click here to listen to the CBC interview with Chef Monod

Time: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Place: The University Club of Montreal, 2047 Mansfield, Montreal,Quebec.
For more information: 514 842-2030

Purchase Tickets


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- Tickets (members and spouses after January 20, 2014): $85 each

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By phone, e-mail or mail:

Personal cheques or credit card are accepted. Please contact:

Norma King
(514) 842-2030
1195B Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1H9