Vancouver Observer attends and likes Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner

Vancouver Observer news editor attended the 2013 Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner and wrote the following story.

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Mayor Gregor Robertson speaks to the audience on stage, with Gung Haggis organizers Todd Wong and Constance Barnes. Photos by Jenny Uechi. 

At the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy, Floata Restaurant in Chinatown became a sea of Scottish kilts and shimmering Cheongsam dresses. The event, now a famed tradition (celebrated also in Seattle, after having originated in Vancouver), blends Chinese New Year with the Scottish Robbie Burns Day. The tradition began in 1993 when Todd Wong, a fifth-generation Chinese Canadian, was asked to help with the Robbie Burns celebration at Simon Fraser University.

The event, which turns out a large and enthusiastic crowd each year, brought together guests for a lively evening of music, food, poetry and dancing.

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