Meet and Greet
Hello! Ola! Ciao! Bonjour! Salam!
Thank you so much for visiting my website and for being interested in my services. I cannot stress enough about how excited I am to finally launch this oh-so-overdue blog to give you a bit more insight into who I am and why I do what I do.
My name is Sam, and I am currently based in the beautiful Victoria, BC. My passion for events started when I was about 6 or 7 years old! I used to get so excited about any family gatherings and parties, and always tried to make any event special for attendees by planning a fun surprise for them. Whether it was singing a song, or performing a dance/acrobat move, or even decorating (and sometimes re-decorating!) my mom's food spread, I always wanted to make sure guests have a special time while I was hosting. Of course my beautiful mom's patience with me also helped a lot to shape my imagination when it comes to planning and overseeing an event; I mean.. she is an angel! Imagine setting a beautiful top notch dinner table/appy table for your guests to arrive, and all of a sudden your silly chubby 6 year old decides to move everything around, ruin your design, and put stupid toys into all the fruits and cheese boards to decorate them for the guests! nightmare right?! But my amazing mom just laughed at my silliness and let me explore my imagination because she believed that I could turn her event into something even more magical. And guess what? I somehow did! Wether it was my silliness, my ridiculously serious face while performing something for the guests, or my commitment to entertain, people always left our place having a blast talking about something that I had done! That stuck with me from the young age.. I started to see the gift I had which was to host people in the best way possible.
Years passed and so much happened though; from moving to a new country to getting 2 degrees from university, many certificate degrees, getting married, moving cities, changing jobs, and starting a family business, I had to figure out how to adult first before flying high on my dreams and goals (I see you "duh"ing me.. I see your smirk.. I see you nodding.. I see you shaking your head.. believe me, I am rolling my eyes a bit too.. adulting is hard man!).
Annnnd after mastering many skills from analytical plannings to crisis management, from computer to communications, from public speaking to writing proposals, I finally circled back to what I love the most and do the best: planning events!
I have had the opportunity to work with one of the best financial firms in Victoria BC since 2015 as their Head Event Planner, and throughout my time I have planned numerous private, public, marketing and educational events for the firm for different number of attendees as small as 10 to as big as 600.
I have also managed cultural events for different ethnic groups in Victoria BC which has given me so much knowledge regarding cultural differences, values and standards when it comes to events. From ethnic celebrations to multi-cultural business mixers and presentation series, I have done it all and enjoyed every bit of every event!
And now, I believe it is time to make everything official and move on as an independent full time Event Planner; after all it is 2020 baby! So here we are! I am officially and proudly offering all my services to you my old and new friends. I am here to make sure everything is taken care of on your special day so that you can enjoy the show! Whether is is planning a small private party, or a big grand-opening of your business, I am here to provide all my knowledge and expertise to you.
My biggest strength you asked? ... Definitely working with the tightest deadlines and with the tightest budgets and still managing to deliver a jaw-dropping event. I understand that events can be a lot of work, a lot of stress, and can turn out to be costly! I will make sure to use my expertise in a way that your vision comes to life in the best and most cost-effective way possible by thinking outside of the box, and by using all the resources available; so that you just lean back, relax, and enjoy your show!