5th Anniversary of
Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner
My parents tell me that I first visited Seattle, Washington, when I was a year old. We would drive south from Vancouver BC, in Canada, cross the international border at the 49th Parallel, and visit both family and friends in Seattle.
In the 1980's I would drive down on my own to visit with friends, see concerts, and go skiing. In the 2000's I would travel to Seattle for dragon boat racing. From 2007 to 2011, I now cross the border wearing a kilt to emcee the Gung Haggis Fat Choy Seattle Dinner event.
Bagpiper Don Scobie, Todd Wong (me), event producer Bill McFadden, and young bagpiper – all playing with a kilted Quatchi Olympic mascot.
The Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner is different but similar to the Vancouver Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner. Bill McFadden organizes the dinner food, and the entertainment. The food is simpler than what we have at Vancouver's Floata Restaurant, and the entertainment is more traditional – both Chinese and Scottish. But I am still the emcee, and I bring in the poetry, some of the Vancouver elements, and of course my characteristic “Toddish McWong” energy!!!! to perform my rapping version of the famous Robbie Burns poem “Address to the Haggis”. And there are always lots of surprises. Last year, I challenged an member of the audience to a hockey shoot-out, to avenge that day's preliminary Olympic hockey game loss by Canada to the USA. But because I forgot to bring a puck – we used the Olympic mascot wannabe – Muk Muk as a puck!
Seattle's Gung Haggis Fat Choy V
February 20, 2011 5-9 pm
8 course dinner with haggis, great entertainment, and too much fun! China
2040 Westlake Ave N.
$35 per person – Tickets now available
Additional details available at:www.gunghaggisfatchoy-seattle.com
Belltown Martial Arts Lion Dance Troopwith Master David Leong ,
Red McWilliams, Scottish Troubadour
Susan Burke, Cape
Piper Don Scobie & Nae Regrets,
Northwest Junior Pipeband*
Lauren Black** Premier Level Highland Dancer
Organizer Bill McFadden writes a Special Note:
Lauren Black and her family will be joining us
Beautiful new location on Lake Union:
$35 per person – Reservations required
Additional details available at: www.gunghaggisfatchoy-seattle.com