For Immediate Release
VENICE, CA, January 18, 2010 – The first annual Feel Good Guru WooWoo Awards were held on Sunday at a private function in Venice California, attended by artists, filmmakers, and environmentalists.
Winners included; Oprah Winfrey for “Social Change Wizard”, feature film Food, Inc. for “Consciousness-Raising Communicator”, electric motorcycle Brammo Enertia for “Shiny Thing”, farmed animal sanctuary Animal Acres for “Animal Angel”, and The Great Klondike International Outhouse Race for “Mirthful Gathering”.
Additionally, the “Hero Of The Year Award” was presented to activist Mark Horvath of Invisible People TV, in recognition of his tireless efforts to help shine a light on homelessness throughout America. The award included a $500 cash prize from corporate sponsor Arpix Media.
Presenters at the awards ceremony included United Nations-affiliated Dream Project founder/author, Kelly Sullivan Walden (“I Had the Strangest Dream”), filmmaker/director Allan Moyle (“Pump up the Volume”), music impresario Johnny Brower (“1969 Rock And Roll Revival”), and author/historian Ritchie Yorke (Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, John Lennon).
The show was opened with the official “Dropping of the Sword” – the plunging of a 27-inch sword down the esophagus of world-record-holding sword swallower, Brett Loudermilk of the Venice Freak Show. Additional entertainment was supplied by Albuquerque, New Mexico based artists Fast Heart Mart and Venice boardwalk street musician, Joey.
The WooWoo Awards make extensive use of technology and social media, using Twitter.com as a call out to online voting site Esurveyspro.com, live internet broadcast on Livestream via livestream.com/fggtv, and Skype, which allowed presenter Yorke to to appear live from Brisbane Australia.
Moira Nordholt, founder of Feel Good Guru and the WooWoo Awards says,
“If we could bottle the enthusiasm, compassion, creativity and love of all our participants, nominees and winners, the world would truly be a better place.”
The WooWoo Awards celebrate people, ideas and things that make the world a better place.
FeelGoodGuru.com is an online destination for wellness and optimism.
Contact: Ron Proulx
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