Gung Haggis Fat Choy – March 16, 20141 min read

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17th annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner, celebrating the Year of the Horse

Todd Wong (left) gave Mayor Gregor Robertson a stab at the haggis at 2009’s Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, an annual celebration of both Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year. Photo Credit – The Georgia Straight

Victoria Poet Laureate Janet Rogers was a featured poet at the Gung Haggis dinner, and cohosts were siblings Margaret and Patrick Gallagher.

Janet Rogers was featured in the Ricepaper/Aboriginal Writers’ Collective event in 2012.  She has done extensive research on the iconic First Nations poet Pauline Johnson, and will read both her own work as well as from Pauline Johnson. Like Pauline Johnson, Janet is a Mohawk descendant from Six Nations.

Margaret Gallagher is the host of CBC Radio’s Hot Air jazz program, guest host on North By Northwest, and also featured on Early Edition. Margaret is a familiar face in our Asian Canadian community, and also sings jazz and performs Gamelan. She co-hosted our Gung Haggis dinner in 2004.

Patrick Gallagher just finished wrapping up filming for Night At the Museum 3, in London England. He has recently been on tv for Hawaii Five-0 and Almost Human (filmed in Vancouver). In the first year of Glee, he played Coach Tanaka. He co-hosted the 2011 Gung Haggis dinner which was the inspiration for creating the Hapa-Palooza Festival.

Floata Restaurant: 400 – 180 Keefer St., Vancouver Chinatown

Featuring our world-famous Deep-fried haggis won ton
PLUS Chinese banquet dinner
– Lots of poetry, music, food and fun
– Special theme of Chinese and Scottish ghost stories
– Featuring: Silk Road Music Ensemble, Gung Haggis Pipe Band, storyteller Mary Gavan and more special guests