By worldpoetry on February 23, 2008 - 12:00pm
World Poetry Gala Program 2008.
Feb. 29 at the Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC 350 West Georgia St,Vancouver , BC.
Hostas, Ariadne Sawyer, MA and Alejandro Mujica-Olea (the Peoples Poet)
6:30Pm Doors open for displays and light refreshments. Background music Rene Hugo y Sus Amigos. 7:pm Program starts.
Greetings from the library.
Presentation of World Poetry City Poets and Library Award.
Greetings from the City of Vancouver, Councilwoman Elizabeth Ball.
Short Blessings: Godwin Barton, First Nations, Dr. Douglas Bacon, Rene Hugo Sanchez, Spanish and Quechwa.
Welcome by Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
Thanks to volunteers, World Poetry Committee and sponsors.
Shout to World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Madge Kimball who passed on in 2008.
Welcome to the Lifetime achievement Award Winners by the winners of 2007, Victoria
Pascha and Jan Furst.
Presentation of the Lifetime Award to Bernice Lever.
Diego Bastianutti, poem and presentation of World Poetry Award.
Song by Jude Neal with guitar by Andrew Cameron.
Poems by Bernice Lever .
Welcome Music by Rene Hugo y Sus Amigos.
Intro by Ida Bhargava
Poem by Ahn Bong Ja
Presentation of World Poetry Lifetime Award for Ashok Bhargava
by Mrs. Sabrina Noorani from the Canadian Immigrant Magazine.
Poems by Ashok Bhargava.
Welcoming music by Pancho and Sal
Tribute to African Heritage Month
Addena Sumter Freitag .
Welcoming songs by Andy Vine for the Enviro-poetry project.
Poem Reading from the display by Danielle Arcand.
Two environmental suggestions from the Enviro-Suggestion box read by Anita Aguirre Nieveras.
Dr. Douglas Bacon, World Poetry Volunteer of the Year Award.
Cora Salvador, World Poetry Fundraising Award
Barbara Mumford, Unsung Hero Award
Dr. Diego Bastianutti, World Poetry Guest Host Award of excellence.
Dr. Lucia Gorea, World Poetry Group Excellence Award.
Mehdi Latifi, Technician Award of Excellence.
Happy Birthday to Ariadne Sawyer, Margaret, Aaron and Katrina by Pancho and Sal. If you have a feb. birthday, let me know and you will be included at email@example.com.
9 pm Group dance by Pancho and Sal , Rene Hugo Sanchez and Andy Vine.