Vancouver Sun: dragon boats + mention for Gung Haggis Fat Choy Kogawa House team!
Our draong boat team name “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” on page D15.
but somehow part of our name got dropped. Our official team name this year is:
Gung Haggis Fat Choy KOGAWA HOUSE, as we are helping to raise awarness and fundraising for the Save Kogawa House campaign.
Author Joy Kogawa is our honourary drummer for the team.
Joy has inspired many Canadians through her novels Obasan, Naomi's Road, and Emily Kato.
Last year our dragon boat team won the David Lam Multicultural Award for “best representing the multicultural spirit of the festival”
This year we our vying for the Alcan Sustainability Award, with our efforts to create cultural
sustainability with the preservation of histori Joy Kogawa House.
are also at least 4 head tax descendants paddling on our dragon
boat…. coach/steers Todd Wong, paddlers Dan Seto, Steven Wong and
We are also helping to organize a fundraiser dinner for Joy Kogawa House, on June 23rd.
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