Montreal Scots May Not Have Invented the Party. But After 171 Years, They've Perfected It

    MONTREAL, Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - If there is one thing the Scots are
famous for, other than keeping a tight rein on their wallets, it is having a
good time. So this November 24th, when Montreal's St-Andrew's Society throws
its 172nd St. Andrew's Ball, you can bet a good time will be had by all.
    From the pomp of the Black Watch Pipes and Drums, to the energetic whirl
of the highland dancers to the audience favourite reels and country dancing
where all are encouraged to participate, the St. Andrew's Ball is an evening
that is high on entertainment value. The evening also features fine dining,
haggis for the brave, fine wine and some single malt whiskey. And like any
really good party the fun never stops before 3 A.M.
    "Of course the ball is a celebration of all things Scottish," explains
the Society's First Vice President and Ball chairperson Peter McAuslan. "But
more than that, it is one of Montreal's oldest and best parties. We want
people to know that the ball isn't just for people with Scottish ancestors, it
is for anyone who'd like to get to know more about Scottish tradition and have
a damn good time doing it."
    Attire for the evening is Scottish formal or formal. Tickets for the St.
Andrew's ball can be purchased by contacting Ms. Norma King at the Society
office (514-842-2030 or

    The St. Andrew's Society of Montreal was founded in 1835. The Society's
central focus over the years has been to preserve and celebrate Scottish
culture, traditions and customs through events such as the St. Andrew's Ball,
the Robbie Burns Supper, Highland Games and numerous other events. The Society
has always had a charitable vocation as well - assisting persons of Scottish
birth or descent who are in need, and also to grant educational aid to
qualified students of Scottish ancestry by means of bursaries and
scholarships. In the present day the Society is an active supporter of the Old
Brewery Mission, The Black Watch and 78th Fraser Regiments, as well as
providing scholarships to deserving students. The Society welcomes new members
whether you are a Scot or a lover of things Scottish. To find out more about
the Society or to become a member, visit our web site at
or call us at (514) 842-2030.

For further information:

For further information: Margo Pollock, (514) 939 3060,

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