The Jolly Beggars Dinner is now an annual tradition of the Medicine Hat Burns Club. As a club event, the dinner is held separate from the annual Burns Dinner and was held for 3 years at the Officers Mess at CFB Suffield, near the town of Ralston, Alberta. It is now held annually at the historic Cypress Club in Medicine Hat.
As Robert Burns died at the tender age of 37, the club members and a select few others numbering no more than 37, attend a formal, men only dinner. This dinner is made for a true Burns fan. There is no rank or hierarchy as Burns felt all men were equals.
The Jolly Beggars Dinner is an invitation only event. Please contact one of the club officers for more information.