You and a Guest are invited to the annual GroYourBiz annual Christmas Social.  This year’s theme is Celebrating Global Unity.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 5 – 9 PM FOR OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Vancouver Lawn & Tennis Club, 1630 W. 15 Ave, Vancouver

Socialize with current and potential members, along with global entrepreneurial business women, good friends, renowned performers and special guests for a pleasant mix of business, connections and FUN! THIS IS A great way TO KICK OFF the festive season and celebrate wins from 2022 and highlights we can look forward to in 2023!

TICKETS for EVENING including DINNER BUFFET and ENTERTAINMENT – $90 + GST

Purchase Tickets HERE

Schedule of Events

5:00 – 5:45 pm – No host bar and mingling

5:45 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Greetings

                          – Extravagant Festive Buffet Dinner

                          – Rosemary Siemens, World-Class Violinist and Vocal Sensation

7:00 – 7:30 pm – Dessert and Coffee/Tea

                          – Valencia Clement, Haitian Activist and Artist

                          – Sajedeh Zaki, Fresh Voice Poet

7:30 – 8:15 pm – Margaret Ramsdale tribute

                          – Entertainment continues

                          – CARE Canada

8:15 – 9:00 pm – Closing remarks

                          – Closing Entertainment

Extravagant Festive Buffet Menu

GYB Christmas Social Buffet Menu

Entertainment From These Special Performers

Rosemary Siemens

World-class violinist and vocal sensation Rosemary Siemens is known for her love of sparkle and bling, quirky laugh, and warm genuine country-girl personality, Rosemary has mesmerized audiences around the world with her three-hundred-year-old violin she named Sparkle.

Rosemary’s dynamic musicianship has allowed her to grace some of the world’s most famous stages including performing four times at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall, and as the first instrumentalist to perform at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. She has also had the honour of performing for the likes of two U.S Presidents and Canadian Prime Ministers, GRAMMY-Award-Winning music producer David Foster, The Gospel Music Awards, The Latin GRAMMY Awards, Hockey Night in Canada, The Miss America Pageant, and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. For more information visit rosemarysiemens.com/

Valencia Clement

Valencia Clement is a Haitian, doctoral candidate, activist and artist. She was the first person in her family to be born in the United States and was raised in Queens, New York. Upon being awarded The Posse Foundation Leadership scholarship, she attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a B.S. ’16 and M.P.P ’18.

She is currently a doctoral candidate studying education policy and program evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She is also an independently published author of 7 poetry books and a vegan cookbook. She is passionate about entrepreneurship especially focused on social enterprise, houselessness and food justice. Most recently, she founded a mutual aid called “Ansanm Mutual Aid,” that benefits houseless and economically vulnerable people in the Greater Phoenix area. In her spare time, she likes to go to farmer’s markets, longboard, create digital art and hike. Valencia’s scholarly work focuses on epistemic justice, blues aesthetics, Black feminist and womanist philosophy and arts-based methods. Valencia completed her doctoral studies at ASU in the Fall of 2022. For more information visit valenciaclement.com

Sajedeh Zaki

Sajedeh is a Hazara woman from Afghanistan, who came to Canada as an unaccompanied refugee minor at the age of 12. Today, she is doing her bachelor’s in social work at UBC, with minor is Law and Society. She is currently working as a women’s support worker at a safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Based on her life experiences, she is a passionate advocate for marginalized communities Black, Indigenous and People of Colour to ensure policies change to better fit the BIPOC communities. Sajedeh have won many awards recognition for her community engagements, resiliency, and advocacy. In 2015 after winning the Fresh Voices Artivism award, she was invited to be part of the board of directors at Fresh Voices, a youth lead advocacy group for immigrant and refugee youth.

Sajedeh has been a keynote at many empowering events and radio channels alongside Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Margaret Trudeau, U.S ambassador Bruce Hayman, Ahmed Hussein, and many more elected officials. Sajedeh’s goal is to spark change through her poetry and speak her mind for all women who were told not to. Fore more information visit freshvoices.ca/yat/sajedeh-zaki/

TICKETS for EVENING including DINNER BUFFET and ENTERTAINMENT – $90 + GST

Purchase Tickets HERE