We are a men's association in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and promote Scottish heritage.
Our organization is based on the Tarbolton Bachelors' Club founded by Burns. Like the original club, we seek to be “a diversion for the weary man worn down by necessary labours of life”.
We have a choir which is welcomed at numerous venues in town. Our members perform other work for good causes. Our Burns Supper is the highlight of our social year. It is highly regarded for its good times and top speakers.
In celebration of the Bard on January 25th an informal gathering of the HBC will be held at the Robert Burns Statue in Victoria Park in downtown Halifax at 6:00 PM. Members may exercise their pandemic rested voices and take part in a short rendition of songs by the great Robert Burns. After the event, members who would enjoy a libation with friends are encouraged to make their way to the Old Triangle to witness our President provide the Address to a Haggis.
The next HBC meeting date will be determined due to recent uptick of COVID cases in HRM.
How did HBC members spend the COVID-19 lockdown?
A memorial to Andy Forsyth by Bill Forster.
A memorial to Captain Angus MacDonald by Bill Forster and Andy Forsyth.
Captain Angus MacDonald was the guest of honour at a recent Government House awards ceremony.