Our Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year dinner always has raffle prizes to further help raise funds for Asian Canadian Writers Workshop, Historic Joy Kogawa House and Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team. We try to find prizes that reflect our themes of BC's Chinese-Canadian and Scottish-Canadian history and culture. In particular we try to help promote Asian-Canadian arts and culture.
The dinner actually costs quite a bit to put on, plus additional production costs including sound technician and additional equipment plus publicity and posters. We hope that our guests will further help us raise funds for our very worthy organizations, by purchasing lots of raffle tickets!
For our 2008 dinner on January 27th, some of the prizes so far include:
From Harbour Publishing:
The Trail of 1858: British Columbia's Gold Rush Past – by Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson
The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians: – by Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson
Forage – by Rita Wong
Abby's Birds – illustrated by my friend Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
From Arsenal Pulp Press
Quan & Jim Wong-Chu (This poetry collection is one of my favorites – it contains the Jim Wong-Chu poem “Recipe for Tea” which tells the story of how tea was originally introduced to Scotland from Southern China by traders.)
Lai (Another favorite – I love Foxes)
Hopeful Monsters, by Hiromi
Goto (Hiromi is now the Writer-in-Residence at the Vancouver Public Library)
2 tickets for Banana Boys
From TF Productions
2 tickets for The Quickie – the follow up theatrical production from the “Twisting Fortunes” team