We would like to invite you to our 9th anniversary Gala World Poetry Celebration with our partners at the Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKaye Room, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC, April 26th, 6:30 pm with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. If you can’t come, please send greetings and good thoughts.
Don your cocktail attire and join us in the spectacular atrium of the newly opened Blusson Spinal Cord Centre for live music, wine, magnificently catered hors d’oeuvres and good company!
This event is an exciting interdisciplinary fundraiser with proceeds going to both organizations. Vancouver Cantata Singers needs to rely more than ever on self-generated funds to keep making world-class music in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.
ICORD is an interdisciplinary research group with members from UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health and other institutions working towards the discovery, development and implementation of relevant solutions that will make a difference for people with spinal cord injury today and tomorrow. ICORD is raising funds to support the purchase of new research equipment for their multi-organization interdisciplinary spinal cord injury research centre.
The award-winning atrium of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre features a wrap-around ramp that winds above a central open space below, offering some truly unique performance possibilities!
Saturday November 14, 2009 7-10pm
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 W 10th Ave, Vancouver
A special invitation for you!
The World Poetry Reading Series
And the Vancouver Public Library
Eighth Anniversary Gala Celebration!
February 27, 7:00 PM, 2009
At the Vancouver Public Library,
(our gracious hosts and supporters)
Alma Van Dusen and Peter Kaye rooms
350 West Georgia Street.
250 W. Georgia,
Greetings from the library
Greetings from the City of Vancouver
World Poetry Co-founders and hosts:
Ariadne Sawyer & Alejandro Mujica-Olea
Blessings: Vera Manuel, First Nations
Douglas Beacon, United Church
World Poetry Life Time Achievement Awards:
Ms. Bong Ja Ahn
Professor Diego Bastianutti
Mr. Tong Mo Suh,
Consulate General of South Korea
Dr. Alberta Lai, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute;
cultural office of the Consulate General in Vancouver
African Canadian Heritage Month Special Tribute.
Addena Sumter Freitag
World Poetry Awards:
Volunteer of the year: Jacqueline Maire
World Poetry Radio Show: Guest host Lucia Gorea
Musicians of Excellence: Pancho and Sal
Artist of Excellence: Peter Lojewski
The World Poetry Committee woven word tapestry poem:
The Many Faces of Love
A living wall of poetry from Canada and around the world.
Music by Pancho and Sal
*** 2009 NEW YEARS GALA at the Players Chophouse ***
** Where the Professionals celebrate in style . . .
* Debut the New Year with a truly VIP Manhattan style experience complete with a glitzy red carpet, Valet services, thirty feet illuminated vaulted ceilings, multi-level dance floor, glamorous decor, and award-winning dining.
Congregate at one of our premium Ice Bars; enjoy a chilled martini served through ice louges in our Martini Lounge; or unwind in the fully enclosed and heated Cabana Tent Lounge adorned with chiffon ceilings.
Be dazzled by Magician Extraordinaire Damien Carrieres Platform Comedy Magic & Illusion Show as you indulge in the Deluxe Dessert Buffet.
Dance the night away on Multi-Level Dance Floors, as international acclaimed DJ Wax spins Top 40s, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Techno, 80s, 90s and High Energy Dance Hits.
This New Years Eve promises to leave a lasting impression for years to come.
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.
I had the opportunity to attend the Vancouver Fashion Week's opening Gala the other night down at Bar None in Gastown. It was essentially a meet and greet between a lot of the designers, models and organizers that were involved. I met a lot of interesting people, and talked to a bunch of local designers and models who were all excited to be a part of this weekend's events.
Check out their main web site, as there are a bunch of great events during the weekend, including a swim suit session this afternoon.