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World Poetry Proudly Presents the Life Celebration of Marie Joseph!

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 World Poetry is excited to present the Life Celebration of Marie Joseph, beloved mother of Chief Rhonda Larrabee and her brother Robbie Bandura. A journey into the history of the Qayqayt Nation and her own personal experience, this will be an event to remember forever.

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Marie Joseph and Rhonda Larrabee. Photo courtesy of Chief Rhonda Larrabee.

World Poetry Night Out and  Chief Rhonda Larrabee is honoured to invite you to this special and meaningful event. A special Invitation  to the Life Celebration of Marie Joseph, beloved mother of Chief Rhonda Larrabee.

June 25, 6:30-8:30 pm. Our Honoured Partner: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue, New Westminster.

Hosts: Chief Rhonda Larrabee and  Robbie Bandura. Feature: New Westminster Poet Laureate Candice James Tony Antonias. Honour song. Music, stories and more! Open mike, poems to or about Marie Joseph or her family. Raffle, refreshments. Free All welcome. www.worldpoetry.ca

Ariadne Sawyer: 604-526-4729  ariadnes@uniserve.com



World Poetry Proudly Presents Jasmine From the Jasmine Dance Group!

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World Poetry is so pleased to feature Jasmine from the Jasmine Dance Group, our wonderful partners. They have performed many times for World Poetry Events and received an Empowered Group Award at the World Poetry International Peace Festival 2012. Jasmine will be a featured dancer on July 25th at World Poetry Night Out July 25: 6:30 pm at the New Westminster Public Library, (World Poetry Partner) 716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC .  She will be performing as a special welcome for Anna Yin, one of the featured poets.

 Jasmine was a university instructor in China before immigrating to Canada. She loves Chinese folk dance and had received professional training in dancing since childhood. For many years she has been using her spare time to engage in dance teaching and performing onstage in both China and Canada.
 In order to merge into Canada’s multiculturalism, and also to help some friends out of depression and to rediscover their self-confidence in life, Jasmine has organized them to establish the Jasmine Dance Group. For two years Jasmine and her members have offered dance performances onstage in the Crystal Mall, Place des Nations, World Poetry Festival, The Chinese Cultural Festival, Tagore Festival, Spring Festival in Nursing homes, Community centres and  libraries, restaurants (Community Events)  One of her students has won second place in the Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant event June 2012.
Jasmine  hopes to devote her enthusiasm, love and   efforts to the cause of public good, and pursue her own self-fulfillment to the greatest degree.

Jasmine dance group & WP family