Happy St. Patrick's Day
Have you ever been on a dragon boat for the St. Patrick's Day parade???
Join the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team, or join us as a friend for the day!
Pictures from Gung Haggis Fat Choy parade entries in 2004 & 2006
Dragon Boat season is just starting and life has been really busy!
Celtic Fest St. Patrick's Day Parade.
This is a great event to put the Gung Haggis Fat Choy name in front of
thousands of people. Our dragon boat float – is one of the best floats
in the parade. We decorate the trailer with streamers…. put up
signs that say “Making St. Paddy's Day and haggis – safe for Asians”
and “Making Chinese New Year and dragon boating safe for the Scots
Last year, we featured City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth and CBC radio
personality Margaret Gallagher on our boat. Check here for
Bring your friends to join our parade troupe.
We will “paddle” in the boat…. We can walk
beside the boat with paddles…
Or if you have a chinese “Lion Head Mask” you can walk with me in my kilt and be a “multicultural mascot figure!”
I have some St. Patrick's Day signage and hats. Last year we put a
green hat on the dragon's head. If somebody wants to sit on the head
and pretend to catch a flag… (just remember that the boat, trailer
and truck are moving north on Granville St.)
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team.
It looks like 50% to 60% of last year's paddlers are retuning + some former paddlers plus new paddlers. Sounds great!
Costs will be $150 each… payment asap
Dragon Boat registration is now paid for
Practices will be on Sunday afternoon 1:30pm and a Tuesday/or Wednesday evening.
St. Paddy's Day….
Check out Celtic Fest – for some great activities…
Not sure where I will end up yet.
Cherry Blossom Dragon Boat regatta
We finally hit the water for some friendly paddling.
This is an inaugural event. Take people from different teams + new
people who have never paddled before – go out for some paddling, and
some mock races… and celebrate friendship.
Bring your friends… I am looking for people to help me organize.
Our first Gung Haggis Fat Choy
dragon boat practice.
Todd is coaching – as Bob has now moved to Vancouver Island. Looking for a new steersperson for the team.