Gung Haggis volunteers are important to the event's success

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Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat paddlers proudly carry the dragon through the crowd during the evening's finale – a rousing chorus of “Auld Lang Syne.”

Thank you everybody… 

Our Gung Haggis volunteers are incredible, and we know we can rely and trust on you to make whatever needs to happen… happen.

At the event, the volunteers provide foundation, to help get the event ready, so everything can flow.

By
our volunteers taking initiative, and taking over tasks (such as
setting up the Royal BC Museum figures on the stage – It looked
BEAUTIFUL – and it recognized the pioneer histories of Scottish, First
Nations and Asian Canadians.)  Your volunteerism really allowed me to
do what I am best at.  Being a creative artistic director, and working
with the media.  And I am always glad to give you all the opportunities
that come along with Gung Haggis Fat Choy community events.

Many people
thought it was the BEST Burns dinner they had ever been too – This was
said by Dr. Leith Davis – Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies
at SFU.  And Leith had just spent 2 weeks in Scotland, attending many
Burns Suppers and events…. What a compliment for all of us.

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Four of the Gung Haggis dragon boat team volunteers.  Standing: Steven, Terry, sitting: Wendy, Ashleigh

The theme for last night seemed to be abundance.
We had an abundance of guests – 55 tables for about 550 people
an abundance of scotch – thanks to Famous Grouse sponsors.
an abundance of media attention, through radio, tv, newspapers and blogs… and even Macleans Magazine!
And an abundance of raffle/silent auction and live auction monies!

But more importantly is an abundance of community spirit.
This is what the Gung Haggis dinner event is based on.
This is what the Gung Haggis dragon boat team is based on.

Congratulations
to our Gung Haggis volunteers who really demonstrated their willingness
and commitment to community spirit – or shall we say “Gung Haggis
spirit!”

REALLY
Big thanks to Hillary and Leanne for coordinating the volunteers.  And
especially to Hillary also for looking after the Reception and Table
seatings…. and so much more.

Slainte, Todd

2 thoughts on “Gung Haggis volunteers are important to the event's success

  1. Anonymous

    I've wanted to participate in this event since I first heard about it years ago. I just seem to forget until I've heard it's over. How does one volunteer? Do you have a mailing list?

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  2. Anonymous

    Best way to learn about ticket sales for the 2010 Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner is to subscribe to this weblog.
    Volunteers are chosen from the beneficiary organizations: Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop / Ricepaper Magazine or the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team.
    Check out the info on the dragon boat team on the left column. It really is deserving of the nickname “Gung Haggis Social Club”

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