Gung Haggis Fat Choy entry in Vancouver's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Gung Haggis Dragon entertains in Vancouver's St. Patrick's Day Parade

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photo is courtesy of Catriona67 on Flickr


Great
day at the St. Patrick's Day Parade! Our Gung Haggis dragon was a hit –
interacting with the people lining the streets. The children LOVED it!
Here is a picture of us with our parade dragon. Jennifer is carrying the head of the dragon, Todd is wearing the yellow Macleod kilt, Carolyn in a blue Fraser Hunting kilt, and Evan in green and purple “Pride of Scotland” kilt.

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Photo courtesy of Catriona67 on Flickr.

Gung Haggis Fat Choy parade entry…. representing the largest Robbie Burns Dinner in the City of Vancouver…  the car is covered with Chinese lucky red envelopes that are traditionally given out at Chinese New Year and other special occasions.  A large Chinese Lion Head mask is on the hood of the car, while two smaller Lion head masks are on the roof of the car.  Also on the car are stuffed toy dragons, dragon boat paddles.  On the windshield is a Quatchi Olympic mascot wearing a kilt.My car was decorated with the usual shamrock decorations.Lucky red “li-see” envelopes taped all over the car + St. Paddy's
decorations.

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The Green Man

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Da Danaan Irish School of Dance

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My drummer friends Tony and Cassandra with the City of New Westminster Pipe Band

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The North Shore Celtic Ensemble


The Vancouver Police Lion Dance team was in the
parade…. Gung Haggis Fat Choy had a 5 person dragon…. Falun Dafa
had a “lotus float” + drummers…. BC Lions Cheerleaders had some
Asians, as did 93.7JR Country Radio (driving the truck)…. Koreans were
in the parade… but did you see the Hapa-Asian-Canadians in the Da
Danaan Irish Dancers… and the Stave Scottish Dancers?

Then off to the Celtic Village,

Johnny Fox's Snug for some
Guinness, Ottawa Valley step-dancing workshop with Stephanie Cadman,

then great music with Roolya Boolya @ Doolin's Irish Pub

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