Here is my latest press release for Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2007
January 12, 2007 – for immediate release –
Gung Haggis Fat Choy
Toddish McWong's 10th Annual Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner Spectacular
January 28th, Sunday,
5:30pm reception and appetizers
#400 – 180 Keefer Street
Ever had Haggis Dim Sum appetizers?
Expect the Unexpected!
surprises await… the world's first haggis dim sum appetizer buffet will
greet arriving guests. Imagine haggis shrimp dumplings, haggis spring
rolls, haggis-stuffed tofu??? in addition to the now famous haggis won
along to “Scotland the Brave,” and Burns' perennial favorite, “Auld
Lang Syne;” and the culturally fused “My Chow Mein Lies Over the
Ocean,” and “When Asian Eyes Are Smiling,” plus many more surprises!
Featured performers for 2007 include:
Silk Road Music, World fusion music
Heather Pawsey, Opera Soprano
Brave Waves – Bagpipes and tabla musical fusion band,
Leora Cashe – Jazz gospel singer
No Luck Club – Instrumental Hip Hop
Dr. Ian Mason – Burns Club of Vancouver
Lensey Namioka – Author “Half and Half”
Margaret Gallagher – Writer “All Mixed Up” anthology
“Twisting Fortunes” – sneak preview of play
Co-hosted by Priya Ramu (CBC Radio) and Todd Wong
Haggis Fat Choy does more than mix East and West. It blends them
together and turns them upside down and shakes them out sideways. It
highlights Canada's Scottish and Chinese heritage and pioneers. It
breaks down barriers and is an impressive forum for the emerging
intercultural Canada where everybody can claim and celebrate Chinese
and Scottish culture and everything in-between.
great cultural fusion music between East and West, as Scots musicians
play Chinese music and Chinese musicians play Scottish music…
and everything in between and beyond!
Gung Haggis Fat Choy is growing into a Festival with 4 related events
Haggis Fat Choy started out as a small fundraiser of 16 people in 1998
in a crowded living room. Ten years later it serves 500 people at the
biggest Chinese Restaurant in North America, and has spun off a CBC
television performance special, and the SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy
is the “Little Dinner that Could” which is now growing into a
festival! Creator Todd Wong has been interviewed by BBC Radio
Scotland, plus local and national media.
it is a major fundraiser event for Gung Haggis Dragon Boat team, Asian
Canadian Writers' Workshop, and Kogawa House Committee – helping to
create positive examples of inter-culturalism in our community!
January 15th, 2007. Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver
– featuring bagpipes, Scottish born Chinese-Canadian poet Fiona Tinwei
Lam, Dr. Ian Mason (Burns Club of Vancouver), Leon Yang, Shelly
Haggard, Joe McDonald and Bagpipes + singalongs.
January 21st, 2007. Haggis and Rice – Cric Crac
presented by Vancouver Society of Storytelling
Hodson Manor, 12254 West 7th Ave. Vancouver,
Todd Wong will read poetry + tell stories
January 25th, 2007. SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Canadian Games
SFU Convocation Mall, Burnaby Campus
– Look for Dragon Cart racing, Haggis eating contest + World's first human curling event.
January 28th, 2007
Catch the infamous Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner.
Tickets now available at Firehall Arts Centre
Call Monday to Frieday – 9am – 5pm
Early bird tix available until January 21 $60 adult, $70 for premium seats.
Children 13 and under 50% off.
After January 21st – prices go up to $70/$80
Book a table of 10 and receive a gift basket (value $50)
For more information contact