Media Alert: for Gung Haggis Fat Choy
– interviews with Todd Wong on Global TV, The Source and CBC Radio-Canada
Wednesday morning I did an interview with “The Link” a CBC Radio-Canada satellite program. It is aimed at international audience and new immigrant audience. This show will be broadcast on Robbie Burns Day, January 25th, and they will include our Gung HAGGIS RAP Choy – Robbie Burns Address to a Haggis set to rap music
Today, I spotted the tv interview with Erin Cebula for Global TV's Global Village. Earlier this week, I heard from friends that they had seen it. Great spot! Erin edited in some still pictures of our Gung Haggis Fat Choy performers such as Qiu Xi He of Silk Road Music, and Joe McDonald, bagpiper, cutting up the haggis. They even showed a picture of me with then mayor, Larry Campbell, both wearing kilts and clashing chinese jackets. There was also a sequence with Fiona Tinwei Lam reading her poetry, at the Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night on January 15th, Monday, at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.
And I picked up a copy of The Source/ La Source, a bilingual newspaper, with an interview and picture of me.
GUNG HAGGIS FAT CHOY!
When people ask Todd Wong if he has Scottish heritage he answers coyly that “all Canadians
have Scottish heritage…. as they do Chinese heritage.” He has been helping Vancouverites
find theirs for ten years with his Gung Haggis Fat Choy combination Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year celebration.
It is a banquet with multiple
courses of fusion cuisine – such as haggis spring rolls – accompanied by entertainment
and music to brighten the spirits at this dark time of the year.
Today I was interviewed by Ming Pao chinese language newspaper
Wow…. spreading the word and philosophy of Robbie Burns… in English, in French and Chinese!