In about 2 hours I’ll be heading out to the Opus Hotel to setup for Vancouver’s Twestival.
Twestival is a global event (in about 200 cities) that is taking place all day today to benefit charity:water. We sold out with 200 tickets ($10 a pop + sponsors meaning our city already raised almost $2,000) and I’m proud to take part in the largest charity event ever organized, arranged and communicated over Twitter.
I wouldn’t have been able to put this together without the help of the Opus, 6S Marketing, Molson, along with Strutta who is hosting our video contest, and Marketwire who disseminated our social media new release.
My mind is somewhat mush-like right now but I’ll have photos up later today. You can follow Vancouver’s event on Twitter using the topic #YVRTwestival, the livestream from Scribblelive, Twitterfall or read more on the official website.
Update: John and I have arrived home and I have counted the funds raised by those on Twitter in the Vancouver area and here are the results:
This means that Vancouver’s Twestival event raised has $4,211 and according to the charity:water website a well for a developing community is $4,000 — Vancouver was able to raise enough for an entire well of clean drinking water.
Even though I organized tonight’s event that was attended by 200 people, I had help from some amazing people like Rachael, Lorraine and Raul who volunteered to work the door and raffle as well as Greg who setup the big screen and Tanya along with Jenn who stepped in throughout the evening.
Our fabulous venue will also have a donation update for me at a later time so I’ll adjust the numbers then. Thank you so much to everyone that participated this evening — and now, I am off to sleep (and I’m not setting the alarm).