My partner Deb likes men in kilts – At the 2008 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, she poses with Vancouver City Councilor Raymond Louie, and then-MLA, but soon-to-be Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has confirmed his attendance for the 2013 Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner… Gregor wasn’t able to attend in 2010 or 2012 – but will be reading Burns poetry and wearing his kilt in 2013. He first attended the Gung Haggis dinner in 2008 wearing his Robertson family tartan… then captured the cameras attention at the 2008 mayoral inauguration when he wore his kilt. But… we saw it first at Gung Haggis Fat Choy!
Here’s a video from the 2009 Gung Haggis Dinner that features Robertson cutting the Haggis.
Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2009 – YouTube
Also in the video is hip hop artist Ndidi Cascade who will also be performing at the Gung Haggis dinner event. It’s been great watching Ndidi perform around town such as at the Vancouver 125 Anniversary celebrations at Jack Poole Plaza in 2011. This weekend she will be performing with celtic/hip hop fiddler Kytami at the Red Room.
City of Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau will be attending the Gung Haggis dinner, and is donating copies of her new poetry book “A Grain of Rice” for our raffle prize. Last year, Lau’s 2010 poetry collection “Living Under Plastic” won the Pat Lowther Award.
More additions to the raffle prizes are coming in. We have some great tickets from the Arts Club Theatre for tickets to the production 2 Pianos 4 Hands at the Stanley Theatre.