Shaking it Up: Celebrating Black Excellence in Vancouver

Shaking it Up: Celebrating Black Excellence in Vancouver. A Black History Month Virtual Event centred around Celebration and Engagement.

In honour of Black History Month, Arreglo Entertainment Inc. presented Shaking it Up: Celebrating Black Excellence in Vancouver. A Virtual Event aimed at showcasing the successes of Pan-African Leaders in Vancouver.

The virtual event will consisted of:

  • A panel discussion hosted by Arreglo Radio host BK with 4 Panelists who embody Black Excellence across industries in Vancouver

  • An interactive Cocktail Class with Stephanie Kayser of Dalina and our Event Host Bria

  • Prize Giveaways

  1. Two $250 Gift Cards for the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

  2. Photoshoot with Jarett Lopez valued at $150

  3. Dalina Cocktail Kit for a multiple serve Whiskey Sour and Lemon Drop Martini

  4. Mens and Womens apparel from Caveman Clothing

  5. His and Hers Cosmetics from Sih'le Skincare

Hosts

Stephanie

Stephanie

Mixologist
BK

BK

Panel Moderator
Bria

Bria

Event Host

Panelists

Lystra Germaine Sam (She/Her)

CEO - QmooniTi Travel & Lifestyle
Lystra Germaine Sam

Entrepreneur, actor, writer, longtime Blacktivist and advocate. A Dreamweaver, a storyteller, a mentor, and a mentee with a passion for learning and community engagement and upliftment that forges and informs her path and her goals. She believes that her cultural education; a result of globetrotting all 7 continents and living in several different countries over the past couple of decades, is equal in importance to her achievements as her academic education as they are both largely responsible for her personal development and her successes in life to date.

A self-titled "forever student” of life Lystra likes to stay "in the know" on a multitude of topics like travel, social justice, health and wellness, business development and leadership with a decolonized lens. So, whether you find her in her local Black owned coffee shop writing her travel blog, curating a holiday for one of her clients and groups or laying on a white sandy beach on an island somewhere in the world (her most true happy place) there will always be a book or 2 nearby as she continues to self-educate.

Not one for wasting time, during the pandemic she has enrolled in a Community Building program at SFU and just finished being certified as a facilitator for the Trauma of Money Method both of which she plans on further integrating into her 3 businesses which she leads from a value-based model. Lystra is maintaining and building relationships in several communities and countries so that when travel is allowed again her businesses are ready to fly!

Enya Graham-Shewish

Podcast Host & Model
Enya

Enya Graham-Shewish is from a small town on Vancoucer Island now chasing her dreams here in the city. She is the host and producer of EnyasRRpodcast and is currently moving into being a talk show host so, stay tuned.

Kymani O'neal

Managing Partner - The BlankGroup
Kymani O'neal

My name is Kymani Oneal, Managing Partner at BlankGroup. BlankGroup was founded in 2019 on the basis of growing businesses and brands through design and online marketing practices. Fast forward a year, we have successfully launched a joint venture and can now offer business financing, and will be expanding into the Canadian oil, cannabis and manufacturing markets in the coming years.

BlankGroup supports the growth of business operations, whether it be online, at storefront or the opening of a new shop. We do this through joint ventures. This allows your business to utilize the resources and relationships provided by BlankGroup. By investing into your inventory or projects, we replace your need to fund inventory and projects out of pocket. As a partner we allow you to direct funds into payroll and operational expenses.

Makadi

Musical Artist
Makadi

Makadi is an American R&B/Soul and Hip-hop artist of Zimbabwean descent currently based in Vancouver, BC Canada. He has opened for international acts such as Burna Boy and Badbadnotgood. A champion of versatility and melodic finesse, Makadi consistently pushes the envelope of authenticity. His most recent project ‘BLCK’ released in December 2020 is a visual album that explores an emotional reflection and outlook amidst systemic oppression, anti-black racism, police brutality juxtaposed with the Black Liberation Movement.

Prize Giveaways

Tier 1

2x Willow Stream Spa Gift Cards valued at $250 each

Tier 2

Concept Photoshoot with Jarett Lopez valued at $150

Tier 3

Multiple Serve Cocktail Kit from Dalina

Tier 4

Apparel from Caveman Clothing