The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.


We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.


Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.


This year, the age range is from 12-100!


An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us know.


This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.


The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: or


All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!


World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!


World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.


World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.


World Poetry Cultural Ambassador Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.


World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.


World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.


World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana


World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.


World Poetry Empowered Poets:

 (5 poets are from Immagine & Poesia Art-literary Movement)


Janet Kvammen, Canada


Elaine Woo, Canada


Honey Novick, Canada


Una Bruhns, Canada


Lini Grol, Canada


Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.


Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.


Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.


Helen Bar- Lev, Israel


Mamta Agarwal, India


Peter Thabit Jones, Wales


Stanley Barkan, USA


Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.


Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.


Lidia Chiarelli, Italy.


Murray Kion. Netherlands


Empowered Musician:


Enrico Renz, Canada.


World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:


Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.


Empowered Filmmakers


Kagan Goh, Canada.


Mary Fowles, Canada.


Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.


Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.


Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.


Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.


*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected


Gift Poems at the 4th World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival
Gift Poems at the 4th World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival