I attended the 100G for Shaun G event on Tuesday, December 14th at the Commodore Ballroom. It was an impressive and interesting mix of music artists and DJ’s that came together to raise money for the newly formed “Shaun G Foundation,” a Vancouver movement to fight cancer. Shaun G (Gauthier) was an event promoter, half of the duo “Pedro and Shaun‘- aka Soulgood, and he was also involved with event planning, working with Molson Coors Canada and with Bacardi. Shaun recently lost his battle to an extremely rare form of cancer called Angiosarcoma, a cancer that only on average 2 Canadians a year are diagnosed with. Shockingly, Shaun only became sick, and was diagnosed a few weeks prior to succumbing to the disease.
I don’t recall whether I have ever attended an event that Soulgood threw, but I can assume by the group that attended this event that they likely attracted hot and fun people. I had a great evening listening to new music, meeting new people and downing a few cocktails (all for charity of course). There were also some sad/touching speeches and shout outs to Shaun and his family by the musicians and hosts of the evening.
The evening was hosted by Zahf Paroo & Flipout (THE BEAT), with featured performances by:
* THE RASCALZ
* DIRTY RADIO
* TITO DEVILLE BAND
* CHIN INJETI
* BOOMBOX SAINTS
* MASS UNDERGOE
* BULLETS OVER BEAUTY
* LOS HERMANOS LIBRES; FLIPOUT (THE BEAT) & ZAK SANTIAGO
* THE GET! FRESH DUO; PHYSIK & STIMULANT J
* THE ROCKWELL CREW; LOKOBOY TROPIC & RELIK
* THE GOODFELLAS
* MATEO VS. C STYLEZ
* ERIC CARVER VS. JAMIE VAN GOULDEN
* SEAN CHRISTOPHER VS. JOHNNY OMEGA
The goal of the event (obviously by it’s name) was to raise $100,000 in one evening. They did much better than that and raised $120K.
For more info head over to http://shaungfoundation.com/