Happy Chinese New Year's Eve
to all my friends across the Country….
Especially Halya Kuchmij, who directed the CBC documentary Generations: The Chan Legacy – about our family's 5+ generation contributions to Canada, and who is going to call us onstage at tonight's Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner, as we celebrate Year of the Dragon arriving in Toronto!
And also especially to writer Susan Crean who was our recent writer in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House and helped encourage me to come to Toronto for a Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner… as Deb & I chatted with Susan on her last night in Vancouver after her residency, when we took her for dinner at Wild Rice restaurant at the edge of Vancouver Chinatown.
And to all our friends and family in Victoria, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Sasketchewan (like my cousin Janice Wong's mother), and even in the USA in Portland and Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Los angeles and New York City… and over in Hong Kong… and Scotland, where I had such a great time in Edinburgh for Homecoming Year 2009.