Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we all know what that means: it’s time for all the singles to have some fun! And how exactly does this bizarre concept of singles and fun on this dreaded holiday work? With the HEART AND SOUL’D dating auction!
A quirky fundraising event to help support the Ruff Ryders Ride Team. The Team (Christina Bauzon, Melissa Lai, and Jose Gonzalez) is participating in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer – a two-day, Vancouver to Seattle bike ride that raises thousands of dollars for the BC Cancer Agency annually.
What to expect:
They will be auctioning off SIX datees (three women, three men) with six dates, which include an activity and a dinner for two. The dates and the activities are as varied as you can imagine, so be prepared for just about anything. See their bios below:
You do NOT have to be single to be able to come out and enjoy the fun. This event is open to everyone looking to have a good time and wishing to support their cause.
When: Saturday February 11th (Just enough time to potentially meet that special someone for Valentine’s Day!), starting at 6:30 pm.
Where: Fortune Sound Club (147 East Pender St)
Price: $20/each **Includes one free drink**
Tickets can be purchased through ClubZone, at the door, or through Christina Bauzon (604 897 8493).
Note: If you can make it to the auction, make sure to get a stamp so you can re-enter. If you CANNOT make it to the auction, but would like to join us for the party, you can use this ticket as cover.
DJ FLIPOUT (@djFlipout) – Don’t let his job at the Top 40 Radio Station fool you, Flipout is a very educated genre-blind musical connoisseur and b-boy for life, having battled and won many local M.C, D.J, & b-boy competitions! Plus he’s toured with KRS-One and The Liks, and has served as DJ for among others, Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Talib Kweli, and Jin the MC! Flipout has opened for Jay Z, Biz Markie, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Ice Cube, Lil Jon and Jermaine Dupri among others. Flipout has enjoyed DJing alongside DJ Vice, DJ Starting from Scratch, DJ Spider, Questlove (the Roots), DJ Kemo, DJ Eleven, Team Canada, eH!Team and Ali Shaheed Muhammed (A Tribe Called Quest/Lucy Pearl). With his long-time companions Jay Swing (those mf’s) and Zak Santiago (los hermanos libres), Flipout can be found any night of the week making very diverse crowds go crazy! And you thought you knew him, huh? Did we mention that his all hip-hop mixshow with Jay Swing was named “Best Mixshow in Canada” 2 years in a row by the entire Canadian Urban Music Industry? Everyone from Ghostface to Kanye to Common had love for Straight Goods radio! In fact, The Godfather of Hip-hop, Afrika Bambaataa reached out to Flipout to make him an honorary member of the Universal Zulu Nation!
MARLEY SNOW – Marley was born and raised in Victoria. After high school he decided that there was more to life than island life and spent a few years travelling and working across Canada. During his journeys he did everything from driving big rig trucks for the oil industry of Alberta to guiding kayak expeditions through the gulf islands. After a few years and multiple careers he decided there was a justification for education and went back to school for finance in Vancouver. For the last number of years he has worked for the wealth management division of TD Bank Financial Group and is also the author of the popular Wise Investor publication. In his free time Marley enjoys soccer, snowboarding, fishing and more recently scuba diving. He has also been told by friends that he plays a respectable game of golf but that might just be because he never shows up with an empty cooler. When he’s not working or playing hard in the lower mainland he enjoys hopping on a plane destine for tropical weather. Marley’s ideal evening would coincidently include a helicopter tour around the city and bottle of wine shared over a nice meal with a waterfront view!
RYAN YAO – Graduated in Kinesiology and Health Science from the University of British Columbia, Ryan has taken on various jobs and events benefiting children with special needs. His passion for working with children and the community is seen in the countless lives he touches working for Canucks Autism Network as their Sports and REC Coordinator. Ryan’s hobbies include playing volleyball, basketball, soccer, snowboarding – basically he just loves sports. He also enjoys FOOD! Luckily we live in Vancouver and have a great assortment of awesome cuisine. Ryan also loves to travel and is always itching to visit more sites around the world
AMIE NGUYEN (@amienguyen) -Amie Nguyen can be found endlessly eating anywhere and everywhere, at her job at the swimming pool, or getting her competitive fix playing some sport. If not, she’s tweeting about the #Canucks, trying to retrace the steps of the night before or posting Instagram pictures of Miga. If you know her, you’ve probably attended one of her many events before, trying to save the world one charity fundraiser at a time. If you know her, you’ll know she’s kinda weird. Find out for yourself if it’s a good weird or a bad weird
DJ YURIE (@ChristineYurie) – When she’s not surrounding herself with her passion for music, Christine Yurie Colling keeps in touch with her roots with a healthy obsession of sushi. A born and raised Vancouverite, this girl’s always on the go and meeting new people who share her infectious laughter and odd humour. Currently pursuing studies in radio broadcasting, her alter ego comes out at night when she transforms into DJ Yurie.
AMANDA SILVERA (@amandasilvera)- She is a songwriter, singer, and actress. She has collaborated with many local hip-hop artists by writing and singing hooks. In 2008, Amanda’s life veered towards a solo career as an R&B songwriter/singer. She’s performed alongside Ginuwine and SWV, and has opened for artists Bobby Valentino, Too Short, Jeremih.