Vancouver Twestival 2010

Vancouver Twestival 2010

THIS week, the world’s largest Twitter driven charitable event will take place around the world. On Thursday, 25th March people in hundreds of international cities will get together and attempt to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Educational programs around the world.

Dubbed “Twestival” (Twitter Festival), the whole idea of the day/evening is to, on a large scale, use social media for social good with 100% of the proceeds from events, raffles, silent auctions and more going directly to “Concern Worldwide”, a charitable organisation whose, “education programs target the poorest people in the poorest countries in the world, with particular emphasis on reaching out-of-school children such as girls, orphans, street children, working children, children affected by conflict, children affected by HIV and AIDS, and children with disabilities.”

This year’s Vancouver Twestival is set to take place at a really cool location, CBC Canada’s The Audience Lounge at Georgia & Hamilton, at 6pm on Thursday evening. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased online right now.

For your 20 bucks you get the following:

  • Admission (donation to Concern Worldwide)
  • 1 Wine ticket (more available for purchase)
  • 1 Raffle ticket (more available for purchase)
  • Food (sushi & canapes)
  • Official souvenir YVRTwestival button
  • Entertainment (Rob Cottingham, live DJ, Mojave)
  • Socializing and networking with Twitter friends & contacts.

For further details, check out the official Vancouver Twestival website.

Vancouver Twestival  

My donated print - 'Calm Outlook'.There’s set to be a silent auction on the night to which I have personally donated one of my more popular framed, limited edition photographic prints called “Calm Outlook”.

Shot on the edge of British Columbia’s Harrison Lake a couple of years ago, the print is bound to provide a tranquil influence in anyone’s home and I’m really hoping that a bidding war breaks out on it! Haha!

The HeARTS for Haiti event a couple of weeks ago was a tonne of fun and a big success, so there’s no reason why this little shin-dig can’t be exactly the same! So grab your ticket online now (hurry cause they are selling fast), come on down to Vancouver Twestival this Thursday and dig deep for this worthy cause!

I’ll be down there (@masey), so make sure you find me and come say hello if I haven’t met you face-to-face already!

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