It's a New Year….
and a new web address
Welcome to Gunghaggis.com
easier to pronounce, less easy to misspell
More Gung, More Haggis
Less Fat, Less green vegetables!
Toddish McWong in Edinburgh, Scotland, at photo exhibit This is Who We Are: Scots in Canada, at Scottish Parliament Building (November 30, 2009)
of the good things from 2010
– but with more Gung and more Haggis
More Kilted adventures with Swedish Glogg, with musician friends: Jay MacDonald, Trish & Allan McMordie
My kilted Swedish-Canadian Glogg Christmas Eve
More intimate readings at Historic Joy Kogawa House with author Joy Kogawa
Poetry + Christmas at Kogawa House with George McWhirter, Christine Lowther and Joy Kogawa
UK Quiz Show “QI” with host Stephen Fry mentions “Gung Haggis Fat Choy in Vancouver” in episode 11
QI show in UK – cites Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner in Vancouver
More Evelyn Lau!
Mayor's Arts Awards celebrate Evelyn Lau and Alvin Tolentino in Literary and Dance categories!
Evelyn receives ACWW Community Builder Award at Ricepaper 15th Anniversary Dinner
Ricepaper Magazine 15th Anniversary + ACWW Community Builder Awards
More kilted adventures paddling down the Fraser River to the Salish Sea, as I joined the “Paddle for Wild Salmon” in Hope BC, and on the 5th day, we paddled from Musqueam to Jericho Beach
More Vancouver Mystery adventures
Todd and Deb visit South Okanagan Conservation areas and see a moose!
Visits to conservation and historic sites owned/operated by The Land Conservancy of BC – such as Craigflower School House and Abkhazi Gardens in Victoria, Sooke Pot Holes and Historic Joy Kogawa House
More Kilted travel adventures to Banff and Desolation Sound, as Toddish McWong discovers the Scottish roots of Banff Alberta and other places throughout BC such as Craigellachie BC – site of the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Silver Medal @ 3rd Banff Dragon Boat Races
More History capturing moments, like inaugural BC Hockey Hall of Fame Pioneer Award recipient Larry Kwong, congratulated by inductee Trevor Linden
Larry Kwong receives the inaugural Pioneer Award at the 2010 BC Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Re-discovering family ancestry stories of Rev. Chan Yu Tan
More BC Highland Games, by meeting more Chinese in kilts!
Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Featival – Best placing in Rec B ever + Silver Medal in Seniors B race.
More special dinners at Foo's Ho Ho Restaurant with special guests such as authors Judy Fong Bates, Dr. John Jung and actor/activist Elwin Xie
Chinese Laundry Kids @ Friends of Foo's Ho Ho dinner event
BC Book Prizes Gala with host Shelagh Rogers + authors Terry Glavin, Fred Wah, Larissa Lai, Charles Demers + more. 2010 BC Book Prizes: Fred Wah wins Poetry Prize
Toddish McWong hosted BC Book Prizes Soiree event, and toasted Lt. General Prize for Literary Achievement winner Stan Persky, with publisher Rolf Aurer. BC Book Prizes Soiree is a friendly, casual but exciting literary event
Adventures exploring 2010 Olympics, as tourist in hometown, and as critic of “non-multicultural Opening and Closing Ceremonies” Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Dragonboats accompanied the Olympic torch bearers (Olympic athletes Kamini Jain and Hugh Fisher), as the torch traveled on False Creek… and I was lead stroke on one of the dragon boats.
Olympic Torch carried on Dragon Boat and Voyageur Canoe on Final Day
Toddish McWong and Bill Saunders, president of Vancouver District Labour Council, with the Burns Check tam, that Todd brought back from the Robbie Burns Cottage in Alloway, Scotland.
2010 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner brings a bit of Scotland back for everybody!