January 22nd, 2006 and Floata Restaurant now set for Gung Haggis Fat Choy™: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year
The 2005 Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ diner event at Vancouver Chinatown's
Floata Restaurant was such a great success, that it has now been booked
for January 22, 2006, Sunday. This will be a very busy weekend as
Janury 25th is Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year will be January
29th and Floata is already completely booked up for the January 28
& 29 weekend.
The 2006 event will see improvements in production, as reserved tables
will be numbered and given to patrons at point of purchase. There will
be two reception areas, 2 to 3 bars, as the entire restaurant will be used – but
limited to 700 guests at 70 tables.
Almost 600 people attended the 2005 Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ dinner at 58
tables. Guests included Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell, City
Counsellors Anne Roberts, Ellen Woodsworth, Sam Sullivan and Peter
Ladner. MLA's Jenny Kwan and Joy McPhail also attended.
Also sitting at the Mayor's table was table sponsor Joseph Roberts –
publisher of Common Ground Magazine, and Dr. Dennis Law – CEO of Centre
in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Bob Brinson – GHFC dragon boat co-coach, Serena Lusk of SFU Recreation Department.
Other guests included community
notables such as Order of BC recipients Roy Mah and Beverly Nann;
former Vancouver City counsellors Maggie Ip and Sandra Wilking; UBC
leaders Director of Student Services Brian Sullivan, Director of
Community Affairs and the Chan Centre, Queens' Jubilee medal winner Jim
Wong Chu, WW2 veteran and organizer for Pacific Unit 280 Daniel Lee,
Chinese Canadian Historical Society's executive including Dr. Edgar
Wickberg, Larry Wong – executive director of the Chinese Canadian
Military Museum; Yvonne Chui – executive director of Dr. Sun Yat Sen
Gardens; Lisl Jauk – organizer of BC Book Prizes and Word On the
Street, Harry Hertscheg of Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival, Ramona
Mar – CBC Radio guest host; Geoffrey Wong – CBC TV
corporate sponsorships, Charlie Cho and Joan Athey of CBC Radio, Iris
Chen of Vancouver Board of Trade, Kelly Ip, Shyla Dutt, Sid Tan of
Saltwater City Television, + many many more!