10 Weirdest Events and Attractions In Vancouver

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We have some top notch, world class events and attractions in Vancouver but every now and then, hundreds and even thousands of people gather to participate in something a little out of the ordinary. A roving event that has no venue, a unique pop culture history hub or sporting event, or a locally-invented event that fuses cultures. They all have a place in Vancouver and that’s what truly makes this city so fun!

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10 Weirdest Events and Attractions In Vancouver

Very Weird Chinese New Year Event Returns to Vancouver: Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2015

Photos sourced from GungHaggis.com

Photos sourced from GungHaggis.com

Vancouver’s most unusual Chinese New Year tradition is back.

Gung Haggis Fat Choy – the unique celebration that merges Scotland’s Robbie Burns Day with Chinese New Year – returns Sunday, Feb. 8, at Vancouver’s Pink Pearl Seafood Restaurant.

Started in 1998 by Vancouverite Todd Wong, the fusion event combines traditions from two very different cultures into something that’s, well, odd.

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Very Weird Chinese New Year Event Returns to Vancouver: Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2015

Vancouver Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner January 30, 2011

One of the things I love about late-January / early February in Vancouver is the multiculturalism on display around the Chinese New Year. There are the traditional celebrations, including the Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade followed by the 2011 Year Of Rabbit Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival in Chinatown. And then there are the non-traditional celebrations, the cultural-fusion events that are uniquely Vancouver, like the CIBC 2011 LunarFest and the Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner.

The annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner may be the oddest cultural-fusion event on the Vancouver calendar: It combines Chinese New Year (on February 3, 2011) with the birthday of Scotland’s “national poet” Robbie Burns (January 25).

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Vancouver Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner January 30, 2011

Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner – January 31

Catherine Barr and Todd Wong auction off a bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label at the 2008 Gung Haggis Fat Choy. Image from gunghaggisfatchoy.com

If you’re looking for something truly unique-to-Vancouver to do tomorrow night, why not spend the evening at one of Vancouver’s most famous cultural fusion events, the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner at Chinatown’s Floata Seafood Restaurant.

The annual dinner fuses two seemingly disparate events—Chinese New Year (which comes on February 14 in 2010) and the birth of Scotland’s “national poet” Robbie Burns (January 25).

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Gung Haggis Fat Choy Chinese New Year Dinner – January 31