Help Set a New World Record Friday January 25th at Simon Fraser University!


The SFU Centre for Scottish Studies is inviting pipers and drummers to come and be a part of the Burns Day Marathon.

On Friday, January 25, 2013, the Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies is again organizing a Marathon Recitation of Burns’s Poetry and Song.  Their goal is to break our 2012 record of 4 hours, 9 minutes and 24 seconds!!

The event will happen at the SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings St., Vancouver) from 9am until 4pm.  SFU is encouraging dignitaries, media personal, SFU students, faculty and staff as well as the numerous members of thevast Scottish community throughout the Lower Mainland to come out and read or sing their favourite works by Burns. (Or if you don’t have a favourite, they can supply you with one).  Along with the reading there will be some haggis eating as well as other forms of entertainment.  People from all over the world are ready to help with their goal and they will have readers and singers joining us through Skype.  A very unique global event.

For further info:

This year they would like to have a few pipers and drummers from different bands join us throughout the day.  They  are thinking about a very short (30-60 seconds) piping/or drumming to set the stage then the person could do their reading and be added to the “official list”.

If you have additional questions:

Tricia Barker
SFU Centre for Scottish Studies ­ Events/Promotions Consultant