Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner will be held January 30, 2005 at the Floata Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown, #400, 180 Keefer St.
I am excited by the move to Floata Restaurant, which provides a great stage, lighting, sound and video equipment that will allow us to improve performance presentation while seating 600 to 700 patrons in one evening.
Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC Radio's Sounds Like Canada, will be co-host with me, along with Tom Chin from Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre. Both are excited to be part of the show and will bring great chemistry to our presentation.
Returning performers include: Bagpiper Joe McDonald and Brave Waves, his world fusion band; Opera soprano Heather Pawsey; Scottish dancing brothers Cameron and Vincent Collins.
New for 2005 are: Chinese musicians and storytellers Karen Wong and Zhongxi Yu from Dragon River Shadow Puppet Theatre; Governor General's Award winning poet Fred Wah. Contemporary songstress La La, who sang Auld Lang Syne in the CBC tv special “Gung Haggis Fat Choy.”
More performers to be named and details to be released… stay tuned!