Nearly 300 people braved sleet storms north of Seattle and heavy traffic to the south to attend the 2018 Gung Haggis Fat Choy on Sunday, February 25th. This unusual combination of Robert Burns Dinner and Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) celebration created by Todd Wong and brought to Seattle by Bill McFadden has become a favorite event for the Greater Seattle community since its inception in 2007.

 

Below is the flier from this year's event last February.  Bill McFadden is already talking about hosting a 2019 Gung Haggis Fat Choy #13 in Seattle next February.  We'll post details here as soon as the date and details have been formalized.

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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.