24 Hours Newspaper puts “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” on the cover for St. Patrick’s Day Parade coverage

24 Hours likes our “multicultural flavour” – We were a pioneer in the inaugural Celticfest St. Paddy’s Parade in 2004, with a Taiwanese drago boat. This year we put a Chinese Dragon and Chinese Lion in Vancouver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade… and our Gung Haggis sign was carried by a Korean-Canadian woman holding a Scottish flag on a hockey stick with a red Chinese hand puppet. http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/03/17/st-patricks-day-parade-elicits-multicultural-flavour

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St. Patrick’s Day parade elicits multicultural flavour 0 By Tyler Orton, 24 Hours Vancouver Sunday, March 17, 2013  CelticFest Vancouver, which celebrated Irish, Scottish and a range of other cultures that founded B.C., wrapped its weeklong celebrations on Sunday following the St. Patr…

Here are our own pictures from the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Celticfest Vancouver.

Here is our enthusiastic crew: Meena, Caroline, Lewis (hidden), Jenny, Karl, Justin, Sinae, Sam & Shaney (in the green lion).  Deb is driving the car.  – photo Todd
Decorating the Audi A4 for the parade.  The bridge was so windy, the plastic signs were blowing off the car.  Usually we tape the “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” sign over the rear passenger windows – not this year.  We mixed up green shamrocks, with Chinese red envelopes, plus Chinese tassels, and pictures of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy icon picture. – photo Caroline
“Toddish McWong” and Steve McVittie, parade marshal for the Celticfest Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade. – photo Caroline
Justin leaps into the air leading the dragon head, as Jenny, Karl, Meena and Lewis follow as part of the 5-person dragon crew. – photo Caroline
The crowd gives a good reaction, as Justin lifts the draon up over their heads. – photo Caroline
Sinae and Todd walk along demonstrating the cultural fusion aspects of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy parade entry.  Sinae is Korean-Canadian and carrying a Scottish flag on a hockey stick, while holding a read Chinese dragon stuffy toy and wearing green.  Todd is wearing a yellow Macleod tartan kilt, while wearing a traditional Chinese Lion Mask costume. – photo Caroline

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