Vancouver Sun: The next celebration – Toddish McWong helps to spread the word about Tartan Day

Vancouver Sun's Chantal Eustace writes a story about kilts and Tartan Day in Vancouver.

Check out the Vancouver Sun article.
The next celebration: Wearing the tartan

Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Todd Wong (centre right in red vest) wears the tartan on St.
Patrick's Day, along with Nathalie Coulombe (right) and others at
Doolan's Pub.

Todd Wong (centre right in red vest) wears the tartan on St. Patrick's Day, along with Nathalie Coulombe (right) and others at Doolan's Pub.View Larger Image View Larger Image and Story – click here!
We posed at Doolin's for a picture for the Vancouver Sun. left to right is Raphael Fang (Kilts Night at Doolin's co-founder), Dave Samis – dragon boater, Allan McMordie- bagpiper, Heather Deal – Vancouver city councilor, Matt – bar tender, Todd Wong – creator of Gung Haggis Fat Choy, Nathalie Columbe – Doolin's waitress.  photo by Mark van Manen

I usually wear a kilt about 2 or 3 times a month now, and always for Kilts Night, the first Thursday of each month.

past week I wore it on Wednesday for the Co-op radio interview, then
Thursday for the Battle of the Bards when I played Robbie Burns.  Again on Sunday for the St.
Patrick's Day parade.  Then tonight for St. Patrick's Day at the Billy
Bishop Legion.  That's four times within a span of 6 days!

Every 1st Thursday of the month, you can find me
at Doolin's Irish Pub celebrating “Kilts Night.”  Wear a kilt and
receive a free pint of Guinness.

Vancouver Sun wrote a story about Tartan Day coming up on April 5th,
and how it isn't grandly celebrated in Vancouver.  New York City has a
huge celebration which they call Tartan Week.  Last year we had a wee
celebration at Doolin's with a kilt fashion show and a scotch tasting
by Johnny Walker.  Our Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team
participated in the kilt fashion show, and we ended up on the Kilts
Night poster for Doolin's.

Here are some articles I wrote last year for Tartan Day

on Sat 24 Mar 2007 09:21 AM PDT
Tartan Day for Canada? 
Should Scots' contributions to Canada be recognized?
A Bill for Tartan Day.

on Wed 04 Apr 2007 05:42 PM PDT
Tartan Day celebration at Doolin's for Kilts Night
C-402 in parliament is an independant bill

on Mon 16 Apr 2007 12:19 PM PDT
Tartan Day Eve – at Doolin's Irish Pub with the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team

on Fri 13 Apr 2007 11:48 PM PDT
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team celebrate Tartan Day at Doolin's Irish Pub, April 5 – photo Todd Wong Collection.

on Wed 05 Apr 2006 06:04 PM PDT
Tartan Day, on 6 April.
Angus provost Bill Middleton said: “The new
Chinese-Scottish tartan

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