We had the biggest silent auction and raffle prize draws this year for the 2009 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner.
Every year we receive incredible prize donations for the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner. This contributes a lot to our fund raiser, as the dinner itself costs quite a bit, production costs include sound and equipment rental, poster and program production, and we always have complimentary tickets for our headline performers and special guests.
This year featured some very special big ticket items in our silent auction, which was capped by the live auction of a rare and very special 37 year old blend of “The Famous Grouse” whisky, specially created for the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. Only 250 bottles were made, valued upwards
of £400, to be auctioned off at Burns Suppers all over the world
helping to raise a minimum of £10,000 for their chosen charities.
The winner of this special bottle at the live auction at the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner was Gerry O'Neil. Mr. O'Neil is president of AAA Horse and Carriage, whose horse and carriage rides in Stanley Park walk past the Robert Burns statue in Stanley Park every day. Inspired by the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, this first time attendee spontaneously donated a private horse and carriage ride to our silent auction.
Proceeds from the Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year go to:
Historic Joy Kogawa House Society
Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop – publisher of Ricepaper Magazine
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team
We also acknowledge our 2009 partnership with the Vancouver Chinatown Lion's Club, celebrating their 49th annual Burns Supper.
Our sponsors and donors for 2009
Royal BC Museum – admission passes and loan of display figures from “The Party” display from “Free Spirit” exhibit: 1st BC Governor James Douglas, 1st BC Premier John Foster McCreight, Mungo Martin, King Freezy, James Cleland Richardson (Richardson bagpipers), Emily Carr, Nellie McClung, Emery Barnes, Joy Kogawa and Todd Wong
The Land Conservancy of B.C. – 2 Nights at Baldwin House
Dennis Goodman Studio Gallery – Golden Sunrise painting
Vancity Theatre 10 Movie Ticket Pack
PuSh Festival – 2 Tickets to the Show of your Choice
Cheuk Kwan, Tissa Films – DVD Chinese Restaurants
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel – 1-Night Stay for 2
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens – 10 Passes
Vancouver International Children’s Festival – 2 Tickets to a Show
Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society – 2 DVDs Heroes Remember + DVD Chinese Canadian Citizenship Celebrations
DOXA Festival – Two Tickets + Two Memberships to Opening Night Gala
Vancouver Museum – Family Admission
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum & Archives – 10 Passes
Electronic Arts – 2 XBOX Video Games
Pacifique Cinémathèque – 10 Movie Ticket Pack
Videomatica – Gift Certificate
Chan Centre – 2 tickets to a show
Vancouver Opera – 2 Tickets
Ricepaper Magazine – Subscriptions
Floata Seafood Restaurant – gift certificates
SFU Continuing Studies – Gift Certificate
Wesley Lowe – DVD “I Am the Canadian Delegate”
AAA Horse and Carriages – private horse and carriage ride in Stanley Park.