Gung Haggis entry in 1st Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Gung Haggis Fat Choy will have a float entry in the 1st annual Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade.  March 13, Saturday, 11am to 1pm. on Downtown Granville St. from Hastings to Drake St.

The Celtic Heritage Society really wanted an entry from Gung Haggis, and executive member Neville kept after me.  The parade is inclusive to all celtic traditions and also extended to multicultural organizations – so I guess that is where Gung Haggis Fat Choy fits in.

I have some great unique ideas for a parade float that will be revealed in the coming weeks.  I have to confirm sponsorships and commitments from other organizations.  But so far, piper Joe McDonald is committed as is Gung Haggis dragon boat co-coach Bob Brinson.

The parade is sponsored and organized by the Celtic Heritage Society and is part of Celtic Fest celebrations in Vancouver.  There are lots of pipe bands entering, lots of organizations coming from Victoria, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast… however there is a shortage of floats.  maybe this will pick up in the coming years.

But Gung Haggis Fat Choy will have a float.  And it will be unlike any float created in Vancouver before.  It will bend notions and stereotypes of multiculturalism and the St. Patrick's Day Theme… ideas are secret for now.

If you would like to be involved as a volunteer or join our dragon boat team – please e-mail me at

Cheers, Todd



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