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The Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University invites you to celebrate Robbie Burns Day!
Join us in a bid to set another world record for the longest recitation of Burns’s poetry and songs. It’s the 3rd Annual Marathon and our goal is 6 hours! Everyone is invited to come to cheer us on! This year we will also be hosting a Burns Symposium. There will be refreshments and entertainment for all. Come help us make history again!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9am – 3:30 pm
Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
To take part in the world record recitations contact: Tricia Barker, email@example.com
For further information: http://www.scottish.sfu.ca/sfus_robert_burns_marathon
Founded in 1998 as a joint venture between faculty and individuals in the community, the Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University provides a focal point for faculty, students and members of the general public who are interested in exploring Scottish history and culture and connections between Scotland and Canada in the contemporary global landscape.
The Centre promotes teaching, research and community programming in the area of Scottish Studies. Our activities include non-credit and credit instruction, the “Scots in BC” and “Scottish Voices from the West Oral History" projects, an annual St. Andrews and Caledonian Society talk, as well as colloquia, conferences, and a visiting speakers series. We offer an annual scholarship to a graduate student working in the area of Scottish Studies, and, as the only institution in Western Canada with a Scottish Studies focus, we collaborate with other academic institutions in Canada interested in Scottish Studies. Our location in the vibrant multicultural city of Greater Vancouver also allows us to foster a variety of international connections. Our aim is to become a centre of excellence in Scottish Studies, linking scholars from across both the Atlantic and Pacific.
See our Vision for the Centre here ....