Gung Haggis Pipes & Drums & dragon boat paddlers… brave the snow in the Vancouver Celticfest St. Patrici's Day Parade

SNOW and bagpipers and parade dragons normally don't mix
– but the inaugural parade debut of the Gung Haggis Pipes and Dragon Boat Drummers smiles in adversity!

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Our brave troupe of paddlers, pipers and drummers… – photo T.Wong / J.McDonald

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Tzhe carries and the dragon in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, with help from Stephen – photo T. Wong

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Snow and Wind did not deter our pipers and drummers: Front row Bob Wilkins, David Murray, Allan McMordie, 2nd row Barbara, Danny, Patricia, Drummers: Tony & Cassandra – photo T. Wong

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Mackenzie led our contingent as “paddle bearer” leading the pipers! – photo T.Wong

And when it was all over… Pipe Major Bob Wilkins congratulated Mackenzie on a job well-done.  In all his years of piping and parades, it never snowed on him before.  Bob said he “never had so much fun being miserable.”

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St. Patrick's Day 2009 Parade…

Here's a picture of the dragons on our car! – photo T.Wong

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Check out more pictures on
Toddish McWong's Flickr account

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