The Winnipeg Robert Burns Club was founded in the fall of 1907, by a group of Scotsmen largely employed in the CPR shops at Weston. They resolved to celebrate the birth of Burns "in a suitable manner." Consequently the first Burns Supper held under their auspices was held on January 25, 1908.
In 1911 the Winnipeg Burns Club affiliated with the Burns Federation in Scotland.
During the years of World War One the club was dormant, reviving again in 1934.
The first women joined the club in 1954.
In 1986 the Burns Club added "Robert" to its name, officially becoming the Winnipeg Robert Burns Club.