Gung HAGGIS Fat Choy – Thank yous… + this week's events!

GHFC2008 VF2_1896.JPG
Catherine Barr + “Toast to the Lassies” kilted male chorus

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!
Year of the Rat

Gung HAGGIS Fat Choy!!

Thank you to everybody for supporting Gung
Haggis Fat Choy fundraising dinner.

I am even now already planning for next year's dinner to
celebrate both: 250th Anniversary of Robbie Burns' birth + Chinese New
Year Eve… all on the same night!

feel welcome to join our future events for Joy Kogawa House, Gung
Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team or Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop.

– Todd Wong aka “Toddish McWong”

Thank you for coming to the 10th Anniversary Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner at the Floata Restaurant.

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser event benefitting: Historic Joy Kogawa House
Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop & Ricepaper Magazine
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team.

was our best event yet, the show flowed smoothly, the food was good
with Ginger crab, deep-fried haggis wonton appetizers + Scotch tastings
from Johnny Walker.

GHFC2008 VF2_1858.JPG
Ji-Rong Huang on erhu + Todd Wong on accordion

Please check out for links to pictures for GHFC Dinner 2008 and upcoming events.

Big Big thank you to our performers:
Catherine Barr
Blackthorn – purchase their new cd here
Brave Waves
Ji-Rong Huang
Grace Chin & Emily Chow – The Quickie
Jim Wong-Chu
Shirley Chan and Bob Sung – Chinese Canadian Historical Society
Ann Marie Fleming – The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam
Charlie Cho – stage manager
Carl Schmidt – sound technician

Big big thank you to our sponsors and gift donors:
Diageo � distributors of Johnny Walker scotch
Firehall Arts Centre's Banana Boys
Vancouver Opera � Italian Girl in Algiers
Vancouver Opera – Voices of the Pacific Rim
Uzume Taiko

Arsenal Pulp Press
Harbour Publishing
Tradewind Books
Ann Marie Fleming – The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam
Janice Wong – Chow: From China to Canada
The Quickie – by TF Productions
Ricepaper Magazine subscriptions
Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop

North American Produce Sales � gift baskets

GHFC2008 VF2_1686.JPG
Joe McDonald, Jim McWilliams and Hareesh
Check out these happening events for
Chinese New Year

TUESDAY to Saturday FEB 5 – 9th
Firehall Theatre
The fun play by Leon Aureas,
based on the Terry Woo novel
Back from a hit run last year… manic comedy and Asian identity… or Asian confusion.

FRIDAY Feb 7 – 16
– Playwrights theatre centre on Granville Island
– this is the play excerpted at Gung Haggis dinner
– this is by the same group that did Twisting Fortunes last year

Friday and Saturday Feb 8 & 9
with special guest Ben
Japanese Taiko drums with a multi-instrumentalist who plays accordion along with mandolin, tenor banjo and Javanese gamelan

Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Ave.

12 noon

Place: Parade starts from the Millennium Gate (Pender and Taylor St.), winds through Pender, Gore and Keefer.
Remember to bring your camera along with family and friends!
Visit for more info.

Flyer front / back

Sunday February 10

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden Courtyard
(part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad)
10:30 -11:30
1:30 – 3:30

– featuring Silk Road Music
+ Uzume Taiko
+ Loretta Leung Dancers
+ many many more!!!

download the program: click here

Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld

This is the CBC documentary about  Modernize Tailors (1903) brothers Bill and Jack Wong took over from their father in 1953.

Wong attended our Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner.  His son Steven Wong
paddles on the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team.  This is a
wonderful documentary that received a standing ovation at the Whistler
Film Festival

Bill and Jack's younger brother Milton Wong is one of Vancouver's
important figures, and former chancellor of SFU, and known as the
“grandfather of dragon boat racing” in Vancouver.

Thursday February 15th
– featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sid Katz C.M,

Canadian Club Vancouver
us for a special luncheon ceremony acknowledging Metro Vancouver's news
recipients of the Order of Canada, and celebrating the 43rd birthday of
the Maple Leaf flag.

Westin Bayshore
11:30 – 1:30pm
$65 for members and Order of Canada members
or call 604-601-5101

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

− two = 2