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Bagpiper Colin Thomson leads Haggis bearer David Thomson (2nd in line) and knife bearer Mel Watson (3rd in line) indicating that dinner was about to be served, Saturday evening, January 1979. Sounds of bagpipes, images of kilts and plaid skirts were all present Saturday evening at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall as the Abbotsford Scottish Club held its 12th annual Burns Supper. Master of ceremonies for the evening’s program was the club’s president, George Thomson. Immediately prior to the serving of dinner was the “March of Haggis,” led by piper Colin Thomson. Haggis bearer was David Thomson and knife bearer was Mel Watson. The address “To a Haggis” was given by Oliver Thomson, and this was followed by the Selkirk of Grace which was said by Norman Ellis, who was also the pianist for the evening. The Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band, under the direction of Pipe Major Ian McDougal, performed to the enjoyment of the estimated 300 people who were present. The Haney Royal Scottish Dance Club performed through the evening and highland dancing by Colin Thomson and David Thomson Jr. was much appreciated by those in attendance. Solos were sung by Sharon Fraser and Jeannie Watson, and a duet was sung by Jeannie Watson and Al Forrister. Norman Ellis recited the Star of Robbie Burns and the Immortal Memory was given by Paul Abbot. Dr. John Newell gave the Tam o’ Shanter (poem) and at the close of the program, Stewart Houston thanked all those who had participated. The evening concluded with dancing to the music of Al McMahon and his orchestra. Image not published.