The World Poetry Reading Series @ the Vancouver Public Library
Fourth Anniversary Gala Celebration!
February 11, 7:30 PM, 2003
Vancouver Public Library,
Alice McKay Room,
250 W. Georgia,
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
World Poetry Life Time Achievement Awards For: Addena Sumter Freitag, poet and actress
Dugald Christie, poet and crusader for justice.
World Poetry Special Group Recognition Award: Pandora’s Collective.
Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni.
Blessings by: Reverend Christine Rowe, English, Shamas Umedaly, Arabic, Rene Hugo Sanchez, Quechwa, Ashok Bhargava, Hindi.
Key speakers and presenters:
Janice Douglas, Director of Programming, Vancouver Public Library.
Naeem “Nick” Noorani, Publisher of The Canadian Immigrant Magazine.
Michelle Lee Williams, editor of The Afro Newspaper.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Duncan Shaw, BC Supreme Court Justice.
Mary Duffy, Children’s Librarian and board member of Pandora’s Collective.
World Poetry Ambassador Medallion:Anita Aguire Nieveras
Woven Word Tapestry Group Poem:
“Oh, Canada” by Alejandro Mujica-Olea In 18 languages.
Seamus Gagné, one the top ten Scotish Harpists in North America.
David Campbell, famous Guyana musician, poet and songwriter.
Tamdin Tseten, Traditional Tibetan Singer.
Rene Hugo Sanchez, Award winning musicain and poet from Peru.
Mayo Landicho, Well known singer, singing a song in Tagalog.
Melic Thrum, Vancouver based band.
Tommie Olajide, talented young African drummer.
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