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January 12, 2007 - for immediate release –

Gung Haggis Fat Choy
Toddish McWong's 10th Annual Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner Spectacular


January 28th, Sunday,
5:30pm reception and appetizers
6:30 dinner

Floata Restaurant
#400 – 180 Keefer Street

Ever had Haggis Dim Sum appetizers?
Expect the Unexpected!


Culinary surprises await… the world's first haggis dim sum appetizer buffet will greet arriving guests.  Imagine haggis shrimp dumplings, haggis spring rolls, haggis-stuffed tofu??? in addition to the now famous haggis won ton!

Sing along to "Scotland the Brave," and Burns' perennial favorite, "Auld Lang Syne;" and the culturally fused "My Chow Mein Lies Over the Ocean," and "When Asian Eyes Are Smiling," plus many more surprises!

Featured performers for 2007 include:

Silk Road Music, World fusion music
Heather Pawsey, Opera Soprano
Brave Waves - Bagpipes and tabla musical fusion band,
Leora Cashe – Jazz gospel singer
No Luck Club - Instrumental Hip Hop
Dr. Ian Mason – Burns Club of Vancouver
Lensey Namioka - Author "Half and Half"
Margaret Gallagher - Writer "All Mixed Up" anthology
"Twisting Fortunes" - sneak preview of play

Co-hosted by
Priya Ramu (CBC Radio) and Todd Wong

Gung Haggis Fat Choy does more than mix East and West. It blends them together and turns them upside down and shakes them out sideways. It highlights Canada's Scottish and Chinese heritage and pioneers. It breaks down barriers and is an impressive forum for the emerging intercultural Canada where everybody can claim and celebrate Chinese and Scottish culture and everything in-between.

Expect great cultural fusion music between East and West, as Scots musicians play Chinese music and Chinese musicians play Scottish music...
and everything in between and beyond!

Gung Haggis Fat Choy is growing into a Festival with 4 related events

Gung Haggis Fat Choy started out as a small fundraiser of 16 people in 1998 in a crowded living room.  Ten years later it serves 500 people at the biggest Chinese Restaurant in North America, and has spun off a CBC television performance special, and the SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Canadian Games.

This is the "Little Dinner that Could" which is now growing into a festival!  Creator Todd Wong has been interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland, plus local and national media.

Today it is a major fundraiser event for Gung Haggis Dragon Boat team, Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop, and Kogawa House Committee – helping to create positive examples of inter-culturalism in our community!

January 15th, 2007. Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver
– featuring bagpipes, Scottish born Chinese-Canadian poet Fiona Tinwei Lam, Dr. Ian Mason (Burns Club of Vancouver), Leon Yang, Shelly Haggard, Joe McDonald and Bagpipes + singalongs.


January 21st, 2007. Haggis and Rice – Cric Crac
presented by Vancouver Society of Storytelling
Hodson Manor, 12254 West 7th Ave. Vancouver, 
Todd Wong will read poetry + tell stories


January 25th, 2007. SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Canadian Games
SFU Convocation Mall, Burnaby Campus
– Look for Dragon Cart racing, Haggis eating contest + World's first human curling event.


January 28th, 2007
Catch the infamous Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner.

Tickets now available at Firehall Arts Centre
604-689-0926.

Call Monday to Frieday - 9am - 5pm

Early bird tix available until January 21 $60 adult,  $70 for premium seats.
Children 13 and under 50% off.
After January 21st – prices go up to $70/$80


Book a table of 10 and receive a gift basket (value $50)

For more information contact
Todd Wong
Phone: 778-846-7090
Email gunghaggis@yahoo.ca
www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com  
 


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