We are a mens' 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 an active choir which is welcomed at numerous venues about town. Our members perform other work for good causes.
Our Burns Supper is a highlight of our social year. It is highly regarded for its good times and top speakers.
We assemble on the first Thursday of the month between September and June. Our meetings typically include poetic readings and songs of Robert Burns. Like the Tarbolton Club, formal debates are presented from time to time.
In keeping with the Tarbolton tradition, our members are all male, although we have dropped the requirement to be a bachelor. Membership is by invitation and is limited to 37 men, one for each year that Burns lived.
The 2017 Burns Supper is SOLD OUT. For further information or enquiries please contact the club.
There will be a club outreach Tuesday January 24th at the Veterans Memorial Building, details to follow.
The next HBC Meeting will be on Thursday the 2nd of February. Stewart Cameron will give a presentation entitled "The Scottish Moses: Reverend Norman McLeod". The location is to be announced.