Thank you to our sponsors and prize donors from Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns & Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner!

We had the biggest silent auction and raffle prize draws this year for the 2009 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner.

DSC_4217_103769 - Gerry O'Neil & Stuart MacKINNON, winning bid CAD 750 & losing bid by FlungingPictures.Gerry O'Neil and Stuart Mackinnon were the staunchest bidders for the special limited edition of 37 year old Famous Grouse blended whisky valued at $800 CDN… in the end there could only be one winner – photo Patrick Tam Flunging Pictures.

Every year we receive incredible prize donations for the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner.  This contributes a lot to our fund raiser, as the dinner itself costs quite a bit, production costs include sound and equipment rental, poster and program production, and we always have complimentary tickets for our headline performers and special guests.
The Famous Grouse whisky 37 year old blend
This year featured some very special big ticket items in our silent auction, which was capped by the live auction of a rare and very special 37 year old blend of “The Famous Grouse” whisky, specially created for the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.  Only 250 bottles were made, valued upwards
of £400, to be auctioned off at Burns Suppers all over the world
helping to raise a minimum of £10,000 for their chosen charities.

The winner of this special bottle at the live auction at the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner was Gerry O'Neil.  Mr. O'Neil is president of AAA Horse and Carriage, whose horse and carriage rides in Stanley Park walk past the Robert Burns statue in Stanley Park every day.  Inspired by the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, this first time attendee spontaneously donated a private horse and carriage ride to our silent auction.

Proceeds from the Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year go to:
Historic Joy Kogawa House Society
Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop – publisher of Ricepaper Magazine
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team

We also acknowledge our 2009 partnership with the Vancouver Chinatown Lion's Club, celebrating their 49th annual Burns Supper.

Our sponsors and donors for 2009

VisitScotland – special limited edition “The Famous Grouse” 37 year old blended whisky – one bottle for auction

Maxxium Canada – whisky tasting of Famous Grouse blended whisky and single malts The Macallan and Highland Park.

Royal BC Museum – admission passes and loan of display figures from “The Party” display from “Free Spirit” exhibit: 1st BC Governor James Douglas, 1st BC Premier John Foster McCreight, Mungo Martin, King Freezy, James Cleland Richardson (Richardson bagpipers), Emily Carr, Nellie McClung, Emery Barnes, Joy Kogawa and Todd Wong

The Land Conservancy of B.C. – 2 Nights at Baldwin House

Dennis Goodman Studio Gallery – Golden Sunrise painting

Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancity Theatre 10 Movie Ticket Pack

PuSh Festival – 2 Tickets to the Show of your Choice

Cheuk Kwan, Tissa Films – DVD Chinese Restaurants

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel – 1-Night Stay for 2

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens – 10 Passes

Vancouver International Children’s Festival – 2 Tickets to a Show

Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society
– 2 DVDs Heroes Remember + DVD Chinese Canadian Citizenship Celebrations

DOXA Festival
– Two Tickets + Two Memberships to Opening Night Gala

Vancouver Museum – Family Admission

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum & Archives – 10 Passes

Electronic Arts – 2 XBOX Video Games

Harbour Publishing – “Spirit of the People” by Jean Barman

Pacifique Cinémathèque – 10 Movie Ticket Pack

Videomatica – Gift Certificate

Chan Centre – 2 tickets to a show

Vancouver Opera – 2 Tickets

Neworld Theatre – 2 Tickets to Mixie & the Half-Breeds

Vancouver International Wine Festival – 2 Tickets to the Tasting Room

Listel Hotel
– 1-Night Stay for 2

Ricepaper Magazine – Subscriptions

Floata Seafood Restaurant – gift certificates

Firehall Arts Centre – gift certificates for upcoming shows

Vancouver Fringe Festival
– Tickets

Nightwood Editions – “Forage” by Rita Wong

SFU Continuing Studies – Gift Certificate

Wesley Lowe – DVD “I Am the Canadian Delegate

AAA Horse and Carriages – private horse and carriage ride in Stanley Park.

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