Blue Hackle Dinner

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The Blue Hackle Dinner is a fund raising event sponsored by the Foundation to permit it to assist the Regiment in the performance of its duties over the coming years during which it will be tasked on many occasions celebrating events in both Canada’s and the Regiment’s history.

For further information on the Regiment’s story, see History.

The dinner will be a traditional formal highland dining-in as follows:

Date:          TBA
Time:         18:00 for 19:30 hrs
Dress:        Ladies: Formal          Gentlemen: Mess Kit, Black Tie, or Highland Formal 
Location:   Cartier Square Drill Hall (home of the Regiment since 1879)


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The Blue Hackle Dinner will provide guests with the opportunity of experiencing a unique dinner event, a traditional highland dining in.

Guest of Honour

His Worship Mayor Jim Watson


  • Cock-a-leekie soup
  • Salad
  • Haggis
  • Prime rib of beef
  • Tatties
  • Neeps
  • Dessert
  • Tea or coffee


  • Sherry mixer predinner
  • Tours of the Regimental Museum and Officers’ Mess
  • Pipes and Drums of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own)
  • Highland dancers
  • Scottish country dancing
  • Ceilidh band
  • Silent auction

Highland traditions

  • Address to the Haggis
  • Quaich
  • Loyal Toast
  • Toast to Fallen Comrades
  • Toast to the Regiment
  • Piper and Chef’s Toast

Proceeds from the evening will allow the Foundation to continue its support of the Regiment. In particular, the Regiment will be tasked with many commemorative events in the coming years which are important both in Canadian as well as Regimental history:

  • 100th anniversary of the battle for Vimy Ridge
  • 100th anniversary of the end of WWI
  • 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings
  • 75th anniversary of the liberation of France and Holland
  • 100th anniversary of becoming the Ottawa Highlanders, Ottawa’s own Regiment

For more information on the Regiment’s story, see History.


Table of 10:       TBA

Couple:               TBA

Further information can be obtained by sending an inquiry to



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By cheque payable to The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation and mailed to PO Box 180, Stn B, Ottawa, ON K1P 6C4

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Blue Hackle Dinner