is always special when the Gung Haggis dragon boat paddlers show up…. especially when the “Halifax Wharf Rats” are playing their celtic tinged folk and rock songs!
Happy Birthday Tim! Bass player Tim Renaud of “Halifax Wharf Rats” with Alissa and Marion of the Gung Haggis dragon boat team – photo Todd Wong/Bunny Bears.
It's “Kilts Night” – the first Thursday each month. We meet at Doolin's Irish Pub. If you wear a kilt, you receive a free pint of Guinness beer.
There is great music by the Halifax Wharf Rats” which specializes in Canadiana music with a celtic twist of folk and rock.
When you can learn thewords to songs like “Farewell Nova Scotia,” “Alberta Bound,” “Four Strong Winds,” and “Barrett's Privateers,” – you know you're Canadian.
And when you can wear a kilt and look around you at your friends all wearing kilts, and realize that half of them are Canadians of Asian ancestry, and you don't think that's weird – then you know you are amongst your friends on the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team… and that feels Canadian.
Vancouver's heritage is full of diversity, and nothing brings people together easier than music and a good drink.
Welcome to Kilts Night – Gung Haggis Fat Choy style!
A writer and photographer Derrick Lepper, for Frommer's travel guide showed up researching Vancouver's night life. They took a picture of Marion pulling the darts out of the dart board – photo Todd/Marion