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.
Tickets for the Jean Armour Night are now SOLD OUT! This festive evening will be held Saturday April 22nd at the Delta Halifax.
The next HBC meeting will be on Thursday the 6th of April.