World Poetry Canada International Festival , May 25-26th, Celebration Dinner!

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World Poetry Canada International Festival!

May 25, Richmond Cultural Centre, 6:30-8:30 pm.   All free!

Theme: Inspire Peace !  Grand opening with First Nations Welcome. Awards for  International visitors.  Greetings by partners. Dance by  Jasmine dancers, Presentation of Lifetime Achievment  award to Richard Doiron, readings. Light refreshments.

May 26th, Richmond Cultural Centre: 10:30 am-4:30 pm.

Theme: Achieve Peace!  Addresses by Dr. Stephan Gill and Ashok Bhargava on Peace. Poetry readings and book launches  by International poets and  local partner poetry groups. Awards, dances by Jasmine dance group. Light refreshments in the afternoon. World Poetry Youth Team will host  Achieving Peace, an interactive panel.

May 26, Theme : Celebrate Peace!  This will be a special dinner seating at 6:30 pm. Please specify (Fraser Valley Chicken Breast or vegetarian)  Meet and with the international poets and guests from several countries,  network, read your  poetry,  buy books from the book table, listen to music and dance!

The Executive  Airport Plaza Hotel  and Conference Centre  7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC is across from the Quality Hotel where most of the International visitors will be staying. Hours 6:o0 pm-11 am.   Meet the Interantional Poets Peace Celebration including dinner will be $35.00 or two tickets for $60.00!  Get your ticket now at the shopping cart!  For more information, contact

If you want to buy  tickets or sponsor a poet with a ticket,  we will send you as a thank you, a World Poetry Certificate or a membership!

Looking forward to  an empowering, harmonious and peaceful festival!

World Poetry in kind Sponsors and partners:  Exclusive Media Sponsor: CTV.  Print Sponsor: TAN-The Afro News. Partners:   Signature partner: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, The Vancouver Tagore Society, Jasmine Dance Group, Canada Council for the Arts, The Writer’s Union, Rice Paper Magazine, The Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, The Airport Quality Inn Hotel, Aboriginal Writer’s Collective West Coast. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia (UBC Library)

*These are  Sponsors and partners in kind, we do not receive any money from them, only services in kind.*  However, their help is gratefully appreciated.

With support from the City of Richmond.

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