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Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtor - Latest Real Estate News...

By Maria Mak - Sut... on October 20, 2010 - 10:14am

Housing market factors indicate stability in recent months. September home sales in Greater Vancouver were consistent with activity experienced in the preceding two months across most categories.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that the number of residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,220 in September 2010. This represents a 0.8 per cent increase compared to August 2010 and 37.6 per cent decline from the 3,559 sales in September 2009.

 In comparison, last month’s residential sales represent a 40.1 per cent increase over the 1,585 residential sales in September 2008, a 20 per cent decline compared to September 2007’s 2,776 sales, and an 11.9 per cent decline compared to September 2006’s 2,519 sales. “

We’ve seen fewer properties coming on to the market over the last three months. This trend, combined with the continued attraction of low interest rates, is likely having the effect of less downward pressure on home prices,” Jake Moldowan, REBGV president said. Since spring, housing prices in the region have trended slightly downward, with a decrease of 2.7 per cent compared to the all-time high reached in April when the MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) residential benchmark price was $593,419.

World Poetry October Exciting News, Award Winner, Poetic News!

By worldpoetry on October 8, 2010 - 11:13am

World Poetry October Exciting News, Award Winner, Poetic News!
Welcome World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International!
 A great thank you to the 203 poets and supporters that sent good wishes and prayers to the family of Ashok Bhargava. What a wonderful World Poetry Family! Neil is home and getting better! Our love goes out to them!
 New World Poetry Blog/website coming soon!
Thanks to the help of WP Committee Member Heidi Mueller, we will have a new blog/website starting next week: It is great to use our domain after all these years! We hope to have poet news, photos, and a featured poet of the month, lots of links and our national and international news. World Poetry Café Radio show downloads will be available also.
 World Poetry Canada:
Featured Haiku.

One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine and ten.
Googol, Infinite.*

© Sandford Tuey All Rights Reserved.

 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2011: Dr. Warren Stevenson. His award will be given at our 10th Anniversary Gala at the Vancouver Public Library, February 14th. Also from February 7-14, there will be an interactive display at the library on the Power of Love.

 World Poetry October Events:

World Poetry News!

By worldpoetry on September 8, 2010 - 10:42pm

World Poetry
Reading Series, World Poetry Café Radio Show,
Electronic Newsletter, Publishing Company
Special Events.
Contact person: Ariadne Sawyer, MA


Important World Poetry Canadian and International News!
Welcome to our news, the beginning of a newsletter once again!
I have decided to combine World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International, providing each a section. This will cut down on double lists and make the combined list to around 5,000 participants and readers.
Each section will feature a selected poem and news from Canada and the world. If you have news of a book launch, readings, a book published or an award, please send them in, marked Canada or International. If you want to submit a poem, 1 page only. Send all material to
Thank you for all your support and kindness. You may send this news on to friends and groups.
World Poetry Canada Events in September:
Please mark them down in your calendar.
• World Poetry Reads at Word on the Street.

World Poetry Celebrates! A joyful Bi-Centennial (200 year) Celebration of Chilean Independence Sept. 27th.

By worldpoetry on August 28, 2010 - 1:55pm

World Poetry Celebrates!
A joyful Bi-Centennial (200 year) Celebration of Chilean Independence!
September 27, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm.
Alice MacKaye Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Historical presentation by Eduardo Cruz
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
Bi-lingual poetry presentation of Neruda and Mistral
Chilean Music!
Certificates for performers from the Chilean Consul in Vancouver, Canada.
Dance: Denise Torres, Chilean Co-op.
Information: 604-526-4729,

A World Poetry letter of prayers, thoughts and love.

By worldpoetry on August 28, 2010 - 1:40pm

A World Poetry letter of prayers, thoughts and love to
Neil Bhargava and the Bhargava Family.

Due to the tremendous response from World Poetry members and supporters from Canada and around the world
(more than 100 e-mails in two hours and more coming in) I have decided to combine all the messages into a single letter.
Many people also responded who could not attend the potluck due to distance.
First: A heartfelt thank you to all who responded with prayers, good wishes and love.
I was amazed at the volume of e-mails I received shortly after I sent the World Poetry Potluck cancelation message out.
Second: World Poetry would like to let Neil and the Bhargava family know that the World Poetry Family is sending many
prayers, good thoughts and love to them.
Third: The World Poetry Prayer Circle and other prayer groups are also sending prayers to them.

On behalf of our World Poetry Family, our very best wishes for health and a speedy recovery.

As all goes well, we may have the World Poetry Potluck at their home next month,

Healing blessings and love,

Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea,
Founders and hosts of World Poetry.

Important World Poetry Update for summer and fall!

By worldpoetry on July 10, 2010 - 10:36pm

Dear Honoured Poets and Supporters,

Welcome to another World Poetry Update. We have had another action-packed year.

Highlights were the World Poetry Gala, the life celebration of Li Bai with our first international guest, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia, as a presenter. Dr. Sendoo is our World Poetry Ambassador to China and Mongolia. Thanks to all our wonderful partners and great media coverage, the event was an outstanding success.

We continue another year with the World Poetry Café Radio Show. We now have 25 countries that listen on a regular basis.

We also presented a moving tribute to Vera Manuel with our partners, the Aboriginal Writers Collective, among many other WP events.

Personal news:
Alejandro has a new book coming out, published in the US.
Ariadne is working on the third draft of her novel, and is also doing a book of dream poems called Love Poems to the World. This has been an interesting experience.

Here is a calendar of coming events in the summer and fall, with a peak into the future:
• July 28th 6:30 pm World Poetry Night Out at the New Westminster Public Library (our gracious hosts and partners)716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) with hosts: Ariadne Sawyer & Anita Aguirre Nieveras
Featured talk: Montreal Performance Poetry Method.

Hear our song "Rise Up Women!" on Canada Day!

By worldpoetry on June 24, 2010 - 8:45am

Exciting news about our song ! Created from my poem "Rise Up Women" and Rene’s music!
Rene wrote:
“I will playing with the band on "Canada Day" Festival July 1st. We'll be playing in Kensington Park (Knight & 33rd Ave) at 12:30 PM. I will also sing our song "Rise Up Women".
Come celebrate Canada Day at Kensington Park in Vancouver!

Welcome to a special radio show June 15 with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. Jeffrey Armstrong and Alaha Ahrar!

By worldpoetry on June 11, 2010 - 9:36pm

Welcome to a special radio show June 15 with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
9-10 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Tuesday. CFRO, 102.7 FM or live:
Featured guest: Vancouver author Jeffrey Armstrong with his upcoming book launch for Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar ~ Ancient Wisdom for a New World. Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar Book
Also featured a special e-poetess, the talented Alaha Ahrar originally from Afghanistan, with a poem on peace. Look up her Facebook page!
Add a winning poem from Oneal Walter’s Women’s Inspirational Contest by Kimberlee Edgecombe, the amazing music of feature John Zeretzke from our 2010 partners Ankh Entertainment ( and you have a wonderful show.

Ariadne's Dream Project: Love Poems for the World!

By worldpoetry on June 5, 2010 - 9:15am

Dear World Poets, Supporters and Friends.
This year I have begun a personal research program to create dream poems with the goal of helping to heal the world.
The idea began many years ago when I was apprenticed to a First Nations Elder and he told me about the elders in the past who could heal parts of the environment by going to those places and staying there until the healing began. He described the world as a living entity that needs help and support, at times getting out of balance. Elders like Rolling Thunder did this on a large scale.
A month ago I had a dream which inspired me to begin this project. Most of the time, my research projects are with other researchers but this time I will start the project by myself and then perhaps with other researchers do an anthology of dream poems in the future.
I could use your help in the information process. If you have a short story or paragraph of 100-150 words or a poem that would in some way describe your country or region, I will read one before I go to bed at night and then write the corresponding dream as it happens.

Important World Poetry News and events for June, 2010.

By worldpoetry on May 28, 2010 - 10:22pm

Important World Poetry News and events for June, 2010.

***World Poetry Night Out!
June 2nd
6: 30 PM
New Westminster Public Library (Co-partners)
716-6th Avenue
(Auditorium Room)
New Westminster,
With hosts: Ariadne Sawyer & Kathlean Pronovost
Featured poets:
Cliff Milne
Jacqueline Maire
Sharon Rowe
Margo Prentice
Kyle Christensson
Dora Sanders
Open mike. All Welcome.
Multicultural, multilingual readings.
Open mike
Ariadne Sawyer, 604-526-4729

***World Poetry at the Carless Festival on Denman St. 12-1 pm June 20th.
Thanks to Roger Blenman, World Poetry has once again been invited to read at this great family festival.
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
Confirmed poets:
1. Ibrahim Honjo
2. Kyle Christensson
3. Diane Laloge
4. Catherine McNeil
5. Alan Hill
6. Sharon Taylor

*** World Poetry Celebrates First Nations with a Special Memorial Tribute to World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner, Vera Manuel a Secwepemc-Ktunaxa playwright, poet and healer, Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea, June 21st at 7 pm at the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Peter McKay and Alma VanDusen Rooms. Poetry, music and dance.

Coming soon: A summary of our amazing experiences with Li Bai and Dr. Hadaa Sendoo plus plans for 2011.

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