Gung Haggis Fat Choy is the celebration of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year.
“I think it is important to learn more about each other,” said Stella Au, the senior’s coordinator at South Arm Community Centre.
“I am so thrilled to do this here in Richmond,” she said.
The event was founded in 1998 by Todd Wong, who helped put on the event at South Arm.
Wong, along with Joe McDonald, played music, read poetry and spoke about Chinese and Scottish traditions.
“It [was] very engaging,” Au said.
Along with live music and stories, there was a dragon parade, haggis parade and the traditional Robbie Burns Day Address to a Haggis.
For lunch, there were lettuce wraps, which some guests put haggis in, chow mein, fried rice and fortune cookies for desert.
Gung Haggis Fat Choy was attended by a very diverse crowd of 70 people.
“I am very please that a good number of Chinese and English speakers came out,” Au said.
The event was conducted in English and translated into Mandarin.