Friday, April 03, 2009

Tartan Week Events, Vancouver BC Canada

It's Tartan Week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Aye, get your plaid on!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver
Doors open at 6:30 pm; concert starts at 7 pm

A Musical Celebration of Burns in North America
Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, 
“Burns Songs in BC”
Kirsteen McCue and David Hamilton, 
“Burns Songs Set by Serge Hovey”
Gung Haggis Fat Choy Performers

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
3-3:30 pm
Room 1425 at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Michael Russell, Government of Scotland Minister for Culture,
 External Affairs & The Constitution will speak on the linkage between Scottish emigrants and their old homeland.
His talk is entitled

“ Connecting Scotland and the Scottish Diaspora”

After Minister Russell’s talk there will be a break for coffee,
followed by a forum (3:45 pm to 5 pm) on

“Robert Burns in British Columbia”
featuring a number of well-known locals,
Jon Bartlett and Rita Ruebsaat;
Raymond Eagle;
Robert Barr;
Todd Wong of Toddish MacWong fame.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Room 1400,
SFU’s Harbour Centre (as above)
at 7pm

Dr. Robert Crawford will present a lecture

“Writing Burns’s Biography”

Dr. Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St. Andrews University.
He has published collections of poetry and prose and,
in January of this year his book “The Bard” was published.

Reception to follow.

To register for this lecture: Contact Ron Sutherland
More information, Simon Fraser University Scottish Studies Department

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