CBC Television Performance Special “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” on February 9th – 7pm

7pm, on Wednesday February 9th – is the CBC Television performance special “Gung Haggis Fat Choy”

To
celebrated the dual holidays of Robbie Burns Day (January 25th) and
Chinese New Year in 2004 (January 24th), CBC Television in Vancouver
decided to produce a performance special based on the concepts of “Gung
Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year
Dinner.  This humble dinner event has grown from a 1998 dinner of
16 people to an incredibly entertaining dinner of 600 people in 2005,
co-hostedy by CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers and attended by Vancouver's
mayor, city councilors and MLA's plus many other cultural and community
leaders.

This is  the re-broadcast of the 2004 performance
special that received nominations for 2 LEO Awards for best in
television in BC.  It was produced by Moyra Rogers of Out To See
Productions, and directed by both Moyra and Ken.

check out www.cbc.ca/bc

articles on this website about the special can be found at:
http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/blog/CBCTVSpecialGungHaggisFatChoy

Gung
Haggis Fat Choy has grown from a simple greeting in 1993, to a house
party in 1998, to a growing fundraiser dinner event (1999 – 2005) to a
CBC television performance special in 2004, a First Night Vancouver
featured musical performance and the Simon Fraser University Gung
Haggis Fat Choy “Canadian Games” recreation event.

At its heart
is the sense of inclusion between cultures.  We learn more about
our similarities by exploring our perceived differences.  As
Canada grows more intercultural through inter-racial marriages and the
new generations of multi-heritage Canadians, we must find ways to
celebrate our shared heritages. 

I hope you enjoy the show,
Todd Wong (aka Toddish McWong)
Creator of Gung Haggis Fat Choy

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