BC Highland Games June 24, 2006

BC Highland Games are happening today out at Coquitlam town centre.
Last year I managed a booth to promote “Gung Haggis Fat Choy
activities.  I sold Gung Haggis Fat Choy t-shirts, and had
displays of Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year dinners
+ dragon boat team.

Wish I could do it again today… but this has been a very busy week
with Chinese head tax redress apology on Thursday, Joy Kogawa
Celebration dinner last night, etc.

This morning the kilt and bagpipe jokes continued, as I attended a Vancouver Canadian Club
board meeting.  I did inform my fellow board members that Canada
has more bagpipers than Scotland does.  The comments continued…
“Can we send them back?”  I then informed people that not all
bagpipers come from Scotland.  My friend Zhong Xi (“Jonesey”) is
from Harbin China.  Somebody else exclaimed that in Canada, we
have one of the best bagpipe bands in the world – the SFU Bagpipe Band

Noon Opening Ceremonies

Kevin Watsyk playing the Lament
Vancouver
Police Pipe Band
Seaforth Highlanders Pipe Band
British Columbia Regiment Association Band
Mark Donnelly singing the National Anthems
Massed Highland Fling

12:45 Combined
Scottish Country Dancers

1:05 Shona Mooney and Friends

1:35 Vancouver Police Pipe Band with the Joan Murray Dancers

1:55 Celtic Ensemble

2:15 Royal Scottish Country Dem Team

2:30 Scottish Shortbread Contest

3:00 Eire Born Irish Dancers

3:25 Tim Readman

3:45 Shona Mooney and Friends

4:15 Grade Two Pipe Band Contest

5:15 Caber
Toss for Kids

5:30 Massed Pipes and Drums

Beer Tent

6:15 Tim Readman

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