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World Poetry is very proud to congratulate Bong Ja Ahn!

By worldpoetry on June 23, 2012 - 8:57pm

World Poetry is very proud to congratulate Bong Ja Ahn for recently winning the Korean Writers Association 21st Annual Distinguished Overseas Member Award.
(A Crystal Medallion Plaque and $1000)
She is a World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner and World Poetry Ambassador to Korea as well as a World Poetry Director and host.

A Brief biography: Bilingual poet and essayist born in Korea.
Writes about her love for nature and varied human sentiments and yearnings.

Member of: Korean-Canadian Writer’s Association, The World Poetry Reading Series Society and the Korean Writer’s Association, Writes literary columns for the local Korean newspapers, The Korea Daily and The Korea Times.
Her works have been published in several literary magazines on two continents.

World Poetry Ambassador to Korea (2008)

Literary Awards:
World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).
W.I.N. Distinguished Poet and Essayist Award.
Korean Writers Association 21st Distinguished Oversea Member Award.

Author of Six Books:
The Blue Winged Fish (Poetry in English & Korean, 2004)
Because I heard you’re coming (Poetry in English & Korean, 2006)
Like a Camel, I carry yearnings on my back. (Essay in Korean, 2007)
Letter from the Sea (Poetry in English, 2009)
Living, Dreaming & In Between (Prose in English, 2010)

Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtor's latest mortgage update: Mortgage rules tightened as of today June 21 2012

By Maria Mak - Sut... on June 21, 2012 - 4:57pm

OTTAWA — The federal government is moving once again to tighten mortgage-lending rules amid lingering concerns about an overheated housing market and rising household debt levels.

In a decision called for by some of the big banks — and one that's expected to soften housing prices — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Thursday the federal government is reducing the maximum amortization period for a government-insured mortgage to 25 years from 30 years.

It's the third time the Harper government has reduced the maximum amortization period in the last four years, after it initially increased the lengths of mortgage terms to make it easier for Canadians to purchase homes.

The government has since ratcheted it back from 40 years to 35 in 2008, and then further reduced it to 30 years in 2011.

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2012 A Great Success!

By worldpoetry on June 17, 2012 - 9:19pm

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2012 A Great Success!

World Poetry is excited to report a wonderful and inspiring festival with poetry exhibits, talented International and National poets, speakers and dancers. The World Poetry Youth Team with interim leader, Kimberly Tsan hosted an interactive panel which was praised by all. 275 gift poems were given out at the exhibitions and as gifts to the public. At the New Westminster Public Library on May 23rd, 46-53 people welcomed the poets with a lovely cake, book launches and readings.

The main event was at the Richmond Cultural Centre, May 25-26 with the three themes of Inspire, Achieve and Celebrate!

A World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award to Richard Doiron and the Empowerment Series Awards to the International poets visiting from Japan, India and other countries. Over 152 people attended during the two day festivities.

In addition, there were two Poetic Necklace Exhibits, one from May 4-28 at the University Of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, BC and one at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond, Canada, May 25-26th.

Maria Mak - Burnaby Real Estate Agents - New Listing **OPEN HOUSE** - 5106 Portland Street Burnaby BC * $789,000*

By Maria Mak - Sut... on June 12, 2012 - 3:53pm

This fully renovated (from the studs to the concrete foundation flooring in 2009), meticulously well kept and tastefully decorated character home is situated on a corner view lot in Sunny South Slope area near Metrotown.

This is a spacious 2000 plus sq. ft. living area with four bedrooms and two full ensuites. It includes an in-law basement suite with separate entrance.

Gourmet kitchen features designer granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, centre cooking island, tons of storage and cupboard space. Spend a sunny afternoon on the partly enclosed sun deck (off the dining room) overlooking the panoramic southerly view of Mt. Baker and Richmond.

Burnaby REALTOR®.Maria Mak.Burnaby Real Estate Agents - **New Listing - 5106 Portland Street Burnaby BC * $829,000* **

By Maria Mak - Sut... on June 12, 2012 - 3:48pm

This fully renovated (from the studs to the concrete foundation flooring in 2009), meticulously well kept and tastefully decorated character home is situated on a corner view lot in Sunny South Slope area near Metrotown.

This is a spacious 2000 plus sq. ft. living area with four bedrooms and two full ensuites. It includes an in-law basement suite with separate entrance.

Gourmet kitchen features designer granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, centre cooking island, tons of storage and cupboard space. Spend a sunny afternoon on the partly enclosed sun deck (off the dining room) overlooking the panoramic southerly view of Mt. Baker and Richmond.

Maria Mak - Burnaby Real Estate Agents - New Listing - 5106 Portland Street Burnaby BC * $829,000*

By Maria Mak - Sut... on June 12, 2012 - 3:44pm

This fully renovated (from the studs to the concrete foundation flooring in 2009), meticulously well kept and tastefully decorated character home is situated on a corner view lot in Sunny South Slope area near Metrotown.

This is a spacious 2000 plus sq. ft. living area with four bedrooms and two full ensuites. It includes an in-law basement suite with separate entrance.

Gourmet kitchen features designer granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, centre cooking island, tons of storage and cupboard space. Spend a sunny afternoon on the partly enclosed sun deck (off the dining room) overlooking the panoramic southerly view of Mt. Baker and Richmond.

Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtors

By Maria Mak - Sut... on June 2, 2012 - 11:25am

My name is Maria Mak 麥福玲, a Burnaby realtor / Metro Vancouver real estate agent with Sutton Centre Realty.

I approach real estate the same way I approach my art...with passion! When it comes to serving my clients I always come with a big smile and, most importantly, a big heart!

World Poetry welcomes Ahousaht Elder Amelia Barney, winner of the Empowered Artist Award!

By worldpoetry on May 21, 2012 - 11:35pm

Ariadne’s Note: I would like to explain about the World Poetry Empowered Series Awards.

The word “Empowered” focuses on being the best you can be, letting go of negative delusions and allowing that bright light that we all have within us to grow. Empowered creates a space for talents and insights to emerge and to share that beauty with the world. Elder Amelia Barney is one such example. We are honoured to present her here.

Ahousaht Elder Amelia Barney has created the lovely cedar flowers gifts especially for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival participants. Cedar weaving using the bark from the cedar tree traditionally was used for clothing, hats and blankets, being water proof and light. It played a large part in the traditional life of the people; the cedar has as much importance as the eagle. Cedar was also used for cleansing and had a strong spiritual aspect. The cedar bark is harvested with care and blessings.

Amelia has made these cedar flowers gifts with love for our World Poetry Family. We are deeply honoured to present these precious gifts to our National and International guests. They can take home a little bit of the proud Ahousaht First Nation to remind them of the Peace Festival.

Background information on Ahousaht taken from the Ahousaht First Nation site:http://www.ahousaht.ca/Home.html

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Main Events:, 2012! All welcome!

By worldpoetry on May 14, 2012 - 10:53pm

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Main Events:

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, New Westminster Public Library, our honoured partner, New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue (Auditorium
Room) New Westminster, BC. First Nations Welcome by Sharel Wright, daughter of New Westminster Chief Rhonda Larrabee. Featured poets: Richard Doiron, Doc PenPen, Dr. Stephen Gill, Yoshifumi Sakura and Kimberly Tsan. Three book launches, raffle and a welcome cake! All free. Info: 604-526-47729
1.Inspire Peace! May 25, Richmond Cultural Centre, 6:30-8:30 pm, Grand opening: First Nations Welcome by Roberta Price. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer, MA and World Poetry Directors. Achieve Peace May 26, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Book launches, readings. Free! International & National Poets from different countries. Celebrate Peace! May 26, 6-11 pm dinner, music by Rene Hugo Sanchez, meet the poets, readings and fun! Dinner: $35.00 each or 2 for $60.00. Info: 604-426-4729.
2.GENERATION ONE, a signature program with World Poetry at Irving K. Barber Center, UBC Library) Vancouver BC. A signature program.

Maria Mak - Burnaby Real Estate Agent - understanding agency relationship when working with a realtor

By Maria Mak - Sut... on May 7, 2012 - 5:49pm

REALTORS® work within a legal relationship called agency.

The agency relationship is established through a contract between you, the client, and your agent, the company under which the REALTOR® is licensed. Most REALTOR® use a blue brochure titled Working with a Real Estate Agent to disclose the nature of the agency relationship with their client.

A REALTOR® can act for a seller or a buyer, or to a limited degree, both. Whomever they represent, REALTORS® have a legal obligation to uphold the integrity of their clients, while protecting and promoting their interests.

 

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