Afro World Expo 2024

WESTERN CANADA'S BIGGEST EXPO OF AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN PRODUCTS AND CULTURE!

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Event Agenda

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Show Doors open

Opening Ceremony

Panel: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Jollof Championships

How to access free courses, education, and advisory services from Small Business BC

Wealth planning for entrepreneurs and families

Venture Capital Reverse Pitch

Designer Fashion Show

Live Band - tika

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Show doors open

Panel: How to thrive in the music industry

Soca Sensations

Palesa

Lordnation

Concise & Checkmate

Steelpan- The Headley's

Krystle DosSantos

Masquerades

tugstar

African drumming

Closing & Thank you

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General Admission

$5 /day

Price is per day

For attendees over 12

Early Bird - Both Days

$7.50

Price is for entire event
(June 1st and 2nd)

For attendees over 12

Before May 1, 2024

Apply for a Vendor Booth

Categories

Services & Consultants

MYNT CONDITION FITNESS

Booth #103

A holistic approach to overall wellness.

Pyoor Entertainment

Booth #304

We are a urban recording label specializing in music and entertainment.

Emerge Soar Consultancy Inc

Booth #107

My mission is to empower individuals, especially women, to live lives brimming with comfort, fulfillment, abundance, and prosperity, transcending all barriers of condition, social status, or origin.

Six Sense Entertainment Limited

Booth #414

The Nigeria Masquerade Exhibition presented by Six Sense Entertainment Limited is a masterpiece displaying the heart of Africa that has over 500 languages and 200 tribes. This exhibition is perfectly curated as a learning blueprint for Nigerian culture. The exhibition symbolizes the artistry of Nigeria through masquerades. Masquerades, traditionally, are regarded as custodians of history, religion, tradition, myths, norms, and values. The exhibition creates a positive atmosphere of cultural awareness, educating the masses on traditions and arts of the Nigerian culture from the West African. region. 

Yadira Stubbs Designs

Booth #117

We have been in business for more than a decade and are experts in the field of marketing and graphic design. From branding to social media marketing, right down to website design, we take care of everything so that our clients can focus on what’s most important; their brand. We have a track record of helping businesses solidify their brand and increase their social media presence through consistent marketing strategies and brand messaging. Our top priority is to ensure the final results and experience is beyond what is envisioned with ongoing guidance and support, one-on-one training, and years of industry experience.

STAT Solution Services Inc

Booth #307

MOBILE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

  • Home Health & Home Support
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Event First Aid
  • Infection Control & Management
  • Occupational Testing
  • Healthcare Staffing

Marielle de Vassoigne – Change Specialist & Coach

Booth #214

Individual coaching for your personal and professional transformation.

Available in English or French.

“Imagine turning your fears about the risks associated with change into impactful decisions and seizing opportunities.” 

This is what I offer you: Marielle de Vassoigne, Coach and catalyst for change. 

As an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) member of ICF, and with 20 years of experience in organizational change management, I will guide you to find your own answers. 

I will challenge you with kindness.

In our sessions, I become your partner to navigate obstacles, design new narratives and create your roadmap to success, together.

Take the first step today to unlock your true potential by booking a discovery session.

Let’s take a step back and a leap forward together. 

What’s in it for you?

– Time invested in yourself and your success as you define it

– Partnership to co-create a non-judgmental ecosystem for your self-development

– Learning from your challenges to take action toward achieving your goals

 

Wealth Marathon

Booth #106

Wealth Marathon is an online platform founded by Brighton Gbarazia, a mortgage broker and author with over ten years of financial and real estate experience. Having previously worked with some of Canada’s largest banks such as Scotiabank and CIBC, Brighton established Wealth Marathon as a place where individuals and families can learn how to save, invest, and grow their wealth without the constant pressure of buying products. At Wealth Marathon, you can access all the bank’s secrets on investing, buying real estate, or improving your credit at your own pace. All services are provided online and can be accessed from any platform, anywhere in the world. Start learning how to grow your money and avoid enriching the bank.

Griottes Polyglottes

Booth #212

We help you to practice French with Fun, so you can speak it with Confidence!

Interactive storytelling for Kids.

Improv workshops for adults.

PaaS Paralegal as a Service

Booth #110

QmooniTi Travel & Lifestyle

Booth #412

QMooniTi is a team of travel experts who specialize in lifestyle tourism such as curating, advising and bridging the gaps in the industry for more secure and comfortable travel in products for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous People of Color), disabled, LGBTQIA+, and the new or solo traveler. We also update our website, blog and s.m. pages with information about these subjects and other fun travel information

Website: www.qmooniti.com

Go2Girl Services

Booth #108

Go2Girl started in 2013 by La Toya Barrington. At that time, she was a low income, single mother of 3, trying to put food on the table and make ends meet. Busy moms started hiring her to clean their home, run errands, assist their weddings, and other odd jobs, so that they could tend to other commitments.

Website: yourgo2girl.ca

Health & Beauty

Si’hle

Booth #600

At Sih’le, we believe that beauty is about much more than how you look.We believe in…
…the beauty of nature.
…the beauty of simplicity.
…the beauty of authenticity.

We combine natural, sustainably sourced ingredients to create simple yet effective formulations that leave your skin nourished and feeling radiant. Our soaps and body oils are lovingly crafted in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.

Heavenly Lox

Booth #313

Luxury Lace Wigs & Hair Extensions

Virgin hair wigs

Balayage wigs

Organic Skin Therapies

Booth #313

Our passion for clean living has driven us to create a line of skin, hair, and body care that employs only natural and organic botanicals that are potent, effective and healthy. Safe, clean, natural, skin and body care. Organic oils, herbal infused butters, essential oils, botanical extracts all with a designed purpose. Expertly handcrafted using scientific principles. Specialty botanicals from all over the world.

K and Q Empire

Booth #306

K and Q Empire is your personal vegan skin and hair care partner. We’re not just about products, we’re about experiences. For busy, health-conscious individuals, we offer high-quality, customizable solutions that are ‘By You, For You’. Dive into a world of natural, vegan care that’s tailored to your needs.

Afro Hair Studio

Booth #119

Afro hair studio was founded by husband and wife, Emebet belay & Abraham Berhe. Both of Ethiopian descent, immigrated to Canada in the early 90s and brought the authentic service from they’re east African roots, bringing an unseen product and service for the Vancouver and Canadian scene. Now over 30 years later, afro hair studio is a thriving family business that has built an amazing community, with 3 locations, and expanding globally with our online services.

PhilosSophie Hair Inc.

Booth #109

PhiloSophie Hair GRO was created to assist in promoting hair growth, strength, and retaining moisture.

Sir4ace Grooming Co.

Booth #112

Grooming products for men with dry and sensitive skin with curly or coarse hair. No heavy dyes or scents. Focusing on moisture, nourishment, and healthy hair and skin.

Dumonde

Booth #102

Naza Naturals

Booth #113

Naza Naturals had it’s humble beginnings back in 2019 when one of our active and sporty teenaged daughters chose to no longer use certain store bought, mass-produced body care products because of the harm she was learning they could cause. The research began and has resulted in what has become an ever-expanding mission and passion for truly natural and effective body, skin and self care products.

Our products are carefully and thoughtfully handcrafted to nourish your skin and energize your environment without the use of harmful chemicals. We are EXTREMELY particular about the ingredients we use, opting for pure essential oils, botanicals, natural colorants, organic when possible, and ECOCERT certified preservatives etc.

Show your skin some real love!

DES Haircare

Booth #302

Welcome to DĒS Hair Care, Canada’s top-rated black-owned salon & hair care brand that brings your hair dreams to life! With over 10 years of experience in the hair industry, we offer premium hairstyle services to enhance your natural beauty including protective hairstyle, curl care & luxury extensions. We also got you covered with the finest selection of hair care products to protect your crown such as our best-sellers Hydrate & Restore Collection, Extra Hold Edge Control & All-Natural Hair Growth Oil.

Our company was founded with the desire to create a brand that celebrates, highlights and helps to promote healthy curly hair. We are committed to provide our community with the highest quality products and services in order to advocate a healthy narrative surrounding curly hair. Everything we do at DĒS is inspired by self-love and the intersection between wellness, beauty and culture. Protect your CROWN with us and join the thousands of others who choose DĒS Hair Care to nourish, style and showcase their beautiful curls and coils around the world.

A&T Apothecary

Booth #205

Welcome to the A&T Apothecary! Established in 2022, A&T was created in an attempt to make candles and aromatherapy that didn’t smell absolutely horrible and give me a headache. I am a ticketed electrician, so making candles was used as time to unwind and enjoy the little things.

Blaze Beauty

Booth #416

Blaze Beauty is an award winning Vegan, Cruelty free and Paraben free cosmetics based in Vancouver BC since 2021. We are committed to provide the highest quality, safe and clean products that works really well and deliver high end makeup. Our clean cosmetics are uniquely sourced to enhance natural beauty with nourishing ingredients, amazing scent and high pigmentation.

We care for non toxic healthy consumption of makeup and the overall environment so prioritizing ingredients that are sourced of non-animal origin, Cruelty-free, Paraben free is what sets us apart in the makeup industry of Canadian market.

African Fair Trade Society

Booth #209

We believe that small amounts of targeted money can make a huge difference in the lives of people in rural West Africa. The African Fair Trade Society uses the profits of our Shea Butter sales to invest back into the education and health care of rural villages. Also by providing employment for communities we are giving people a means to provide.

Website: www.africanfairtradesociety.com

Real Estate

Branding & Marketing

Finance & Technology

Freedom

Booth #309

Freedom is a vibrant community of driven individuals working to achieve financial and holistic freedom! Join us as we learn, share, and flourish together, celebrating successes and learning from our collective experiences. Explore endless opportunities and personal growth within our dynamic network. For a comprehensive journey towards time and financial freedom, visit our booth and engage with our supportive community. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to join our empowering movement!

Sabilink

Booth #206

our mission is to provide the necessary tools for personal, professional and business development diverse techniques that always exude brilliance

Education

Foods

KULA Foods

Booth #408

KULA foods is a plant-based brand bringing Afro-Caribbean food for a more plant-forward future!

The altitude foods

Booth #104

The Altitude Foods is a boutique African cuisine company, making homemade specialty products and providing a range of catering services. Based on Vancouver, British Columbia, our authentic African fare is available across Metro Vancouver. Esinam Doe and her team at The Altitude Foods are delighted to share their culture and cuisine with the people of BC and beyond.

Dung A Yaad Trading and Services

Booth #115

Dung A Yaad loosely translates to “At home” in the Jamaican dialect. Our goal is to facilitate a sense of belonging and nostalgia within the Afro-Caribbean community as well as the wider communities in which we exist. We are not a grocery store, a market or a delivery service; we are conveyors of a unique experience, synonymous with flavor, rhythm, culture, pride, excellence and positivity. 

 As importers, distributors and retailers of the highest quality and the most authentic products out of the Caribbean direct to our partner resellers and loyal base of consumers, we constantly strive to ensure an authentic experience and vibe everytime. We draw from our ancestors’ use of traditional herbal remedies and aromatics for healing and beauty in our Jill & Will line of personal care products and have incorporated our passion for art, community development, wellbeing and cultural expressions in all faucets of our operations. This is evident whenever you connect with our team, food products, art, personal care or novelty items.  

 We cannot wait to share our passion with you as we serve you on the shores of Victoria to the edges of the Okanagans and all the communities in between.  

 

Apparel & Accessories

WDIA

Booth #602

Art & Home Decor

ABH

Booth #204

Mint Greetings Inc.

Booth #308

Founded by Alisha WedderburnMint Greetings combines her love of words with her natural affinity for using them as a tool to empower, uplift and encourage her nearest and dearest. On the premise of creating a meaningful collection of relatable greeting cards that would allow people of colour – her community – to be represented and accurately depicted, Mint Greetings came into being.

With cards for occasions that speak distinctly to our children, parents and grandparents alike, Mint Greetings is both a written and visual representation of Alisha’s shared, intentional desire for the community to see themselves and be seen.

Art by Kiyari

Booth #305

InkFable Media

Booth #207

a visual communication company that specializes in illustration foremost and various forms of graphic design mainly located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We have a love for all things art related especially if Illustration can be design.

Toe Comics

Booth #208

“Toe Comics is dedicated to providing customers with high-quality products featuring the artwork of Samuel Owonte, which is inspired by a wide range of themes and styles. Browse through Toe Comics’ selections of card games. Comfortable playing among friends and family. The deck inspires moment that provokes deeper interpersonal connections. At Toe Comics, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring every customer is completely satisfied with their purchase. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or want to treat yourself to beautiful artwork, this website is the perfect destination for art lovers everywhere.”

Boostani

Booth #203

Community Organizations

Unity Centre Association for Black Cultures

Booth #503

UCABC was created to act as a hub with a focus on promoting opportunities for greater collaboration and support amongst organizations within the Black community in British Columbia.

Hogan’s Alley Society

Booth #519

The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. The Society has been working with the City of Vancouver to ensure that the redevelopment of the Hogan’s Alley block represents the legacy of the Strathcona’s Black community, which was displaced by the construction of the viaducts.

Nigeria-Canada Association of British Columbia

Booth #512

NCABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare and interests of Nigerians and Canadians in British Columbia Canada. We strive to create a strong and vibrant community by providing opportunities for social, cultural, and professional engagement. Our organization is open to all Nigerians and Canadians, regardless of age, gender, religion, or background.

Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association of BC

Booth #516

The Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society Of British Columbia (TTCS) is a non-profit society based in the Vancouver, BC, Canada area dedicated to preserving and sharing Caribbean culture through social services and community events featuring food, art, music and more.

Haitian Cultural Association of BC

Booth #517

The Canadian Haitian Cultural Association of British Columbia (CHCABC) works hard to facilitate the participation of everyone, near and far, who want to partake with us in celebrating our rich heritage.

Barbados Cultural Association of BC

Booth #515

We are a non-profit organization, dedicated to sharing Caribbean culture through food, music, education, and arts, and supporting the Barbadian community in BC.

Non-Profit Organizations

Sponsors

Community Service Providers

Le Relais Francophone

Booth #502

Le Relais Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique cooperative offers free services to francophone and francophile immigrants wishing to settle in this beautiful province. Our settlement services are available to permanent residents, temporary residents (temporary workers and international students), refugees and foreign-born (naturalized) Canadian citizens.

Black Boys Code

Booth #213

Black Boys Code is the largest organization in Canada dedicated solely to empowering Black youth with digital literacy skills to become tomorrow’s leaders in tech. With 12 chapters across Canada, and new chapters expanding into the US, we’re poised to make a meaningful impact in the lives of Black youth.

We’re in the business of empowerment. We provide Black youth with the essential training and tools to carve out their destinies and thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the innovation economy.

Black Advisory Hub

Booth #404

The Black Advisory Hub (BAH) at entrepreneurship@UBC is a project aimed at fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem for Black and BIPOC entrepreneurs on the West Coast. With a focus on supporting diversity and inclusion, the goal of the BAH program is to deliver national services over four years to support 8,500 entrepreneurs and 750 Black-led businesses. The overarching mission includes the creation of 175 new businesses and an estimated 1,000 jobs, contributing significantly to economic empowerment and community development.

In collaboration with the Casa Foundation, the University of British Columbia has been designated as an academic anchor for this initiative in British Columbia. Specifically, entrepreneurship@UBC has been the key partner facilitating connections and providing support through BAH to BIPOC entrepreneurs within the university and the wider regional ecosystem.

The Black Advisory Hub is committed to increasing Black representation across various startup and founder programs, ensuring equitable access to resources and opportunities. This inclusive approach encompasses students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists who fund Black-owned businesses. By bridging access to wealth and opportunities, the BAH aims to empower the entire Black and BIPOC community on the West Coast, fostering innovation and economic growth.
To be a part of, collaborate, or to learn more about BAH programming and content, contact Abigail Okyere, Program Manager at abigail.okyere@ubc.ca

Hogan’s Alley Society

Booth #519

The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. The Society has been working with the City of Vancouver to ensure that the redevelopment of the Hogan’s Alley block represents the legacy of the Strathcona’s Black community, which was displaced by the construction of the viaducts.

New Hope Media

Booth #114

We specialize in helping Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits break through systemic barriers to tell the story of the work they’re doing and the people they serve. Our clients have been featured in local and national media, helping to boost their profile and fundraising efforts.
We love helping small nonprofits share their stories with a wider audience and strengthen their media relations strategy as they make an impact in their communities and beyond.

RB Jumpstart Coaching

Booth #202

Hello! Meet Rasie Bamigbade, a leadership coach, book coach and speaker with 16+ years of lived experiences in Leadership and Management. She is the author of  Amazon Bestsellers: “Lead In Your Truth” & “Heal On Your Terms”.

As the founder of RB Jumpstart Coaching, her goal is to close the opportunity gap in leadership by supporting leaders in organizations with leadership training, coaching and development. She also supports authors with the construction process of their book from idea to publishing.

Our Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win one of two baskets of goodies from our vendors, each worth over $500. To be eligible for the draw, kindly subscribe prior to the event. The draw will take place at noon each day.

Our core services are provided in partnership with PacifiCan

The Black Business Association of BC is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs and businesses across Canada. Serving the business community through strategic planning, market access and growth initiatives, sustainability planning, leadership development, and networking.

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