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Pipe bands host dinner to celebrate Burns

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Contact:
Lorna Strong, 604.641.1041; lorna_strong@hsbc.ca
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.4323


January 11, 2008
Here’s an opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s favorite bard with two world class bands, highland dancers, a full roast beef dinner and haggis for the true Scot.

The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band joins the Juvenile Robert Malcolm Memorial (RMM) pipe band – both four-time world champions -  to host their annual fundraiser Robbie Burns Dinner on Friday, January 25 at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam.

This truly Scottish evening offers a silent auction, dinner and performances by the SFU and Robert Malcolm Memorial pipe bands, and the Heather Jolly highland dancers.

The RMM band was formed in 1994 as a juvenile division of the SFU pipe band organization. It is named after Robert Barbulak and Malcolm Bokenfohr, two band members who were killed in an auto accident in November 1993. What started out with 35 members has grown in the past 12 years to one of the largest pipe band organizations in the world.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner seating is at 7 p.m. Single tickets are $70. Tables of 10-12 are also available for reservation. For ticket information go to www.sfupipeband.com or contact Dorothy McLean at 604-463-3421; gdmclean@telus.net.

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Note: Interviews can be arranged with Jack Lee, Pipe Sergeant and co-founder of the SFU Pipe Band and manager of the RMM Pipe Ban. Contact Lorna Strong (see above).