to Todd and crew for another awesome event. 2005 was bigger and better
than ever. What's next? I say go national! More later.
If anybody wishes to join Barb, Bill Stillwell of marginalia.org, myself, and some CBC people at our “bloggers” table at GungHaggisFatChoy, please let me know by Thursday at 8p.m by email to roland AT rolandtanglao.com or by calling me at 604 729 7924 if you already have your tickets. If you DON'T have a ticket yet, please mention you want to sit at the “bloggers table” when you order (please order before 8pm. on Thursday) your tickets through the Firehall Centre at 604-689-0926.
By the way, well over 400 tickets have been sold, so it's going to big and I am sure it's going to be great! See you on Sunday!
Here's my table of contents for the site. I am sure that I missed some important stuff, please let me know what's missing by leaving a comment or emailing roland AT bryght.com and I'll update this post.
- Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2005, Sunday January 30, 2005, 6p.m. at Floata in Chinatown
- Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2004
To reach Todd Wong aka “Toddish McWong
post a comment with your e-mail address, and I will contact you.
phone 604-987-7124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Gung Haggis Fat Choy
World Poetry Night!
WHEN: 7:30p.m. Monday January 17, 2005WHAT: A very special intercultural poetry night celebrating Robbie Burns day and Chinese New Year featuring
Fred Wah, Governor General's Award for Poetry Winner (Waiting For Sasketchewan, Diamondback Grill, So Far, Music at the Heart of Thinking, Loki is Buried at Smoky Creek)
Joe McDonald (left), Dugald Christie, Shirley Sue-A-Quan (Xiaoli Cao), Billy Yizhong, Jacinda Oldale,
Hosted by Todd Wong (creator of Gung Haggis Fat ChoyÔ ) and Ariadne Sawyer & Alejandro Mujica-Olea (Hosts of World Poetry Series)
for more information contact Todd Wong 604-987-7124 or e-mail email@example.com
From Cultures collide: Chinese don kilts, Scots try haggis wonton – written by Amy Carmichael and originally written for Canadian Press.
Here is an excerpt:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Chinese men don kilts and Scots try haggis wonton in the annual multicultural Chinese New Year party for Scottish poet Robert Burns – a 1998 college gag that's become a mainstream event.
More than 500 people so far have snapped up tickets for this weekend's celebration. The birthday of the 18th century Scottish bard is Sunday, at the dawn of the Chinese New Year.
“This is what Canadian society is all about, introducing each other to our cultures and celebrating more holidays,” said organizer Todd Wong.
He was dubbed “Toddish McWong” when he caved in to pleas from friends in a Burns club to help out with their annual reading. The fifth-generation Chinese Canadian was given a book of Gaelic-spiked poems to recite, and a crash course on Scots traditions: men wearing skirts, carrying swords and eating weird foods.
“People, especially Scottish Canadians, thought it was really cool to see a Chinese guy wearing a kilt,” he said.
for more… check out Cultures collide: Chinese don kilts, Scots try haggis wonton – written by Amy Carmichael and originally written for Canadian Press.
Check out my Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2004 Report. I say: this year two dinners, next year the rest of Canada!