Hey Mom! They printed a picture of me in Shared Vision magazine…
it's January in Vancouver, BC, and the Gung Haggis Fat Choy season is
upon us now. Welcome to the first print media sighting of this
phenomena known as Gung Haggis Fat Choy.
The first known media sighting is Anne Garber's Evalu8 Website. Click on the little picture of “Gung Haggis” for the article.
Joe McDonald (in mask) holding his bagpipes, while Todd Wong plays accordion – photo Jaime Griffiths, courtesy of Todd Wong
GUNG HAGGIS FAT CHOY
For most of the year, Todd Wong is a
community activist who works on issues such as Chinese head-tax redress
and the preservation of the childhood home of author Joy Kogawa. Once a
year, however, the mild-mannered Wong transforms into Toddish McWong,
the host and organizer of Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a celebration of
Chinese and Scottish culture in honour of Chinese New Year and Robbie
Burns Day, which occur a few days apart.
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