Sunday, February 19th 2017

Now taking reservations 
Doors open at 4:00pm
Program starts at 5:00pm

Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ 11
A Celebration of the 258th Birthday of Robert Burns
and Chinese New Year 2017

Hello,
 
     This is your invitation to attend Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ 11.  This unique and very successful event is in its eleventh year.  We are celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year 2017 (Year of the Rooster) and the 258th  birthday of Robert Burns, the bard of Scotland.  As producer of Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ - Seattle, it is my hope that you can join us Sunday evening, 19 February 2017, for a cultural experience like no other. 
 
     This year we are again at China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. N. overlooking Lake Union, in Seattle.  The doors will open at 4:00 pm with an open bar and meet and greet. Program will start at 5:00 pm with our own Gung Haggis Fat Choy program opening (Lion Dancers and Bagpipes.) This will be followed with our own inimitable Gung Haggis Fat Choy Presentation of the Haggis and the reciting of Robert Burns’ famous “Address to the Haggis”. 
 
     Each Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ - Seattle dinner is a fund raiser for Chinese and Scottish youth music, dance, and martial arts scholarship programs. While the program for Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ varies from year to year, we try to keep a balance between Scottish and Chinese entertainment with a full evening of cultural variety. 
 
     Ticket price is $40.00 per person.  Seating is limited to 25 tables (250 seats.)  Early reservations and tables of 10 will receive preferred seating, as available.  For additional information, or to purchase tickets, contact me at (206) 364-6025, or e-mail me at billmcfadden@mindspring.com .                                                                     

                                                                    Yours, aye,                                                                     
                                                                    Bill 
                                                                  

                                                  Gung Haggis Fat Choy™ 11


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Please send check or money order payable to “Gung Haggis Fat Choy-Seattle”. For further information,
call (206) 364-6025  or e-mail Bill McFadden at billmcfadden@mindspring.com 
Include a SASE and mail to:

Gung Haggis Fat Choy 11
12325 40th Ave NE 
Seattle, WA 98125

 

 

Todd Wong (aka "Toddish McWong")

of Vancouver, B.C.,

creator of the trademarked

"Gung Haggis Fat Choy". 

Recognized in the Scottish Parliament's

exhibition: 

"This is Who We Are:  Scots in Canada". 

Photo taken in Edinburgh, October of 2009.

 

A Brief History of Todd Wong's Trademarked Gung Haggis Fat Choy


     Gung Haggis Fat Choy!  Huh?!  In 2007 Bill McFadden, then President of the Caledonian & St. Andrew's Society, introduced Todd Wong's  trademarked production of "Gung Haggis Fat Choy" to Seattle.  Billed as "A Celebration of Chinese New Year and Robert Burns' Dinner", the laughter-filled evening included haggis, a delicious Chinese dinner, Pipes & Drums (traditional and fusion style), sing-alongs (including "When Asian/Scottish Eyes are Smiling" and "My Haggis/Chow Mein Lies Over the Ocean"), Poems, The Address tae the Haggis (delivered in rap to an enthusiastic and responsive crowd) and Auld Lang Syne sung in both Mandarin Chinese and English.