My Thoughts For The Week Of January 23rd

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The balmy weather over the last several days really reminds me of growing up in Southern Alberta. Winter as a kid would be interrupted several times by a Chinook, a warm dry wind that descends the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. It was great then and I love these plus temps now. But they do cause some problems…slippery roads, leaky roofs and potholes, just to mention a few. Oh well, lets enjoy it while we can, I’m sure we’ll be back in the deep freeze again soon enough.

Wednesday is Robbie Burns Day. The 110th Annual Robbie Burns Supper is set for 7 PM at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg South. For sure they’ll be serving Haggis. But maybe you’re not going and you feel like making some Haggis for the occasion. Well, then check out this video which talks a bit about Robbie Burns, his day and exactly what goes into Haggis…it’s crazy!

And if you’re looking to buy some Haggis, Molly’s Meat Pies usually has some and sometimes G.J. Andrews.

I’m not sure they have a Robbie Burns Day gig but I always think of them at this time of year. The Dust Rhinos. I had them on one of my radio shows years ago. They’re great! Check out their videos on YouTube. They call their music “Butt Kickin’ Celtic Rock.” They take folk-songs of Ireland and Scotland and overhaul them into their own style. I do know they’re performing at Festival du Voyageur next month. They’ll be rockin’ the Sugar Shack at FDV February 17th.

As I told you last week, I’m the new Community Ambassador at 680 CJOB. And already I’m being asked to help several great causes. One of them is an old favorite of mine, Chickenfest. The Winnipeg West Rotarians and the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation have asked if I’ll emcee this year’s event. I of course said yes. So hopefully I’ll see you at Chickenfest in May. I’ll share more details as I get them.

And I’ll end with a quick reminder. I’m filling in for Shadoe Davis on the morning show again this week and then Hal Anderson Weekends debuts on CJOB Saturday, February 4th at 7 AM.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!