Happy Lunar New Year to everybody!
Here is the Joy TV News video that is currently running on Joy TV – Check it out! Thank you videographer Dean Atwal for checking out our celebratory event.
Vancouver is no stranger to fusion events. One of the most anticipated is the Scottish Chinese celebration of Gung Haggis Fat Gung Haggis Fat Choy. Dean Atwal joins in the fun…
There are many similar traditions between Chinese New Year and Scottish Hogmanay:
1) Both celebrate the beginning of a new calendar
2) Both emphasize food with family and friends
3) Both make lots of noise – Chinese set off firecrackers, and Scots set off cannons in the harbour
4) Both suggest paying off all your debts before the New Year.
Ariadnes Sawyer and Todd Wong – hosts of Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night – photo Stephen Mirowski
Fiona Tinwei Lam – Scottish born Chinese-Canadian poet at GHFC World Poetry Night – photo Stephen Mirowski
Joe McDonald and Chinese flute at GHFC World Poetry – photo Stephen Mirowsk
New Tang Dynasty TV's 2006 Chinese New Year Global Gala: Vancouver
Todd Wong and Don Chow at Centre A reception for Takao Tanabe – photo Deb Martin
Green Lion Dance – photo Deb Martin
Eve & the Fire Horse group at Chinese New Year Parade: actor Phoebe Kut hands out fortune cookies – photo Todd Wong
Todd Wong, Suzanne Anton, Patrick Couling – Chinese New Year Day 2006 – photo Deb Martin
Eve & The Fire Horse parade team – with new friends producer Yves Ma (and daughter) on my left, actor Phoebe “Eve” Kut on my right – photo Deb Martin