How do you top being given a BC Community Achievement Award from BC’s premier?
Maybe being voted one of BC’s 150 most interesting people for the Royal BC Museum’s display “The Party” celebrating BC’s 150 year history.
2008 was an amazing year for me personally. Not only was the 2008 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner a big success, but there were also wonderful events for Historic Joy Kogawa House, the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team, Tartan Day proclamation, and many other personal achievements… not the least winning the “Battle of the Bards” as Robbie Burns.
In April, I received the BC Community Achievement Award from BC Premier Gordon Campbell and Lt. Governor Steven Point – photo Deb Martin
Vancouver Sun: The next celebration – Toddish McWong helps to spread the word about Tartan Day
Check out the Vancouver Sun article.
The next celebration: Wearing the tartan
Province recognizes contributions to community
Tartan Day (April 6) proclaimed in City of Vancouver, April 3
Day proclaimed! standing l-r: Tim Stevenson – city councilor, Darryl
Carracher – Scottish Cultural Centre, Heather Deal – city councilor,
Allan McMordie – JP Fell Pipe Band, BC Lee – city councilor, George
Chow – city councilor, Todd Wong – Gung Haggis Fat Choy, Kim Capri –
city councilor with Mayor Sam Sullivan. Photo courtesy of Sven
Buemann City of Vancouver
A Tartan Day dragon boat paddle practice… with bagpiper and proclamation reading
Michael Brophy holds Scottish flag, Todd Wong, Deputy Mayor Raymond Louie, bagpiper Joe McDonald – photo Georgia Thorburn
heroic labor of Anton Wagner and Chris Kurata in Toronto and Ann-Marie Metten and Todd Wong in Vancouver, the house and tree would not have been saved.
Joy Kogawa signs her newest book “Naomi’s Road” for Todd Wong – president of the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society – photo Deb Martin
I am one of 45 recipients of the BC Community Achievement Award for 2008
45 of BC’s most dedicated citizens stand with Premier Gordon Campbell and
Lt. Gov. Stephen Point, and BC Achievement Foundation Chair Keith
Mitchell, following the ceremonies. I can be spotted wearing my cream
jacket directly behind Premier Campbell. I am standing between my
Vancouver arts community friends Naomi Singer on my left, and Savannah
Walling on my right,Terry Hunter is immediately behind Savannah. Also on my left is fellow kilt wearer Gordon Barrett in his Irish Pipes and Drums uniform – too bad you can’t see our kilts.
BC Community Achievement Awards 2008
It’s a nice photo of Joy, and the photo credit is attributed to Todd Wong. Cool!
Gung Haggis dragon boat team wins Team Spirit award at Lotus Sports Club dragon boat regatta
2008 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team: Lotus Sports Bill Alley Dragon Boat Regatta edition:
back row: Gerard, Martin, Alissa, Steve, Jim, Stephen, Steven, Devon, Raphael, Dan, Todd, Gerry and Jonas.
front row: Joe, Paulette, Tzhe, Leanne, Joannae, Cindy, Marion, Debbie, Dave, Keng, Colleen, Wendy and Tony.
Royal BC Museum invites 6 new people to “The Party” including Trevor
Linden, Dal Richards, Red Robinson, Ida Chong and Todd Wong