Dragon Cart Racing is a most excellent sport at SFU
– part of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy Festival.
The winners of the dragon cart races were the Wellness Warriors, from the Health & Counseling Department at the Student Services Building. I came up with the idea of dragon cart racing, because I tried to think of ways to adapt Scottish and Chinese recreational activities into a fun way for university students to participate in intramural events. At UBC, there is the Day of the Longboat. At SFU, we have dragon cart racing as part of the SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Festival. The “paddlers” have to propel themselves by using poles.
McFogg the SFU mascot dog and a SFU piper look on, as Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and SFU President Michael Stevenson taste the haggis. Stevenson was doing a tour of all 3 SFU campuses. He started at SFU Harbour Centre, then went to the Burnaby Mountain campus, then finished at the Surrey campus. This haggis was made by Bruce Roane of Roane's Haggis.