Join the St. Patrick's Day Parade and be part of Gung Haggis Fat Choy's dragon boat float.
Last year, Gung Haggis Fat Choy was asked to take part in the inaugural St. Patrick's Day Parade for
Celtic Fest Vancouver –
celebrating all things celtic in Vancouver BC. The parade
organizers wanted something multicultural, and they loved the way Gung
Haggis Fat Choy fused together Chinese and Scottish cultures in a fun
Gung Haggis Fat Choy, up to this point, had been a dinner, a dragon
boat team, and a CBC television performance special. How could it
be a parade entry? Cultural fusion musicians?
“How about a dragon boat float,” I suggested. And they LOVED
it! We created one of the better float entries according to Grand
Parade Marshall Steve McVittie and Festival Organizer Warren
Purchase. And thus was born, the concept of dragon boats for
parade entries in Vancouver.
For 2005, we will have special guests Vancouver City Counsellor Ellen Woodsworth who will be wearing “something outrageously Irish” she promises.
Also joining us will be our favourite Chi-rish person, Margaret Gallager from CBC Radio's Early Edition, referring to her Chinese Malaysian and Irish American parentage.
This parade entry is a partnership with Dragon Boat Association. organizers of the Vancouver International Taiwanese Dragon Boat Race.
We are parade entry #83, and will meet from 10:00am on Richards St.
between Davie St. and Drake St. The parade starts at 11am and
goes on until 1pm.
Join us by calling Todd Wong at 604-987-7124
See pictures of the 2004 St. Patrick's Day Parade pictures for Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat float.