Wednesday Morning Link Fest: Movers and Shakers


Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 — 8:00am PST
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Today I am out and about helping Keira move across downtown so I’ll offer up this super quick, no-fools, link fest.

  • The Massive Technology Show is happening today at Canada Place.
  • I have two more of these shirts, thanks to 6S Marketing. Come by the Tweetup on Friday night @LionsPub and I’ll think of a way to give them away.
  • ....okay!

  • Back in the fall the Tulips for Tomorrow campaign returned to benefit the Surrey Memorial Hospital. The bulbs were purchased and donated and now they’re being planted at dozens of locations around the city. Yesterday planter pots were delivered to recreation centres, libraries, and parks, and next week a display will be set up inside Guildford Town Centre.
  • It’s election season again in BC (no joke) and to celebrate there are sites popping up all over the place that are dedicated to informing about the hot topics and campaigns this season. One of which is BCVote and they’re having their launch party this afternoon at the Redwerks offices.
  • This Thursday the 2nd annual Projecting Change Film Festival begins — it’s the city’s only film festival focusing on social and environmental issues. It will run until April 9, 2009 at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas (2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver). Tickets are $10.00 and to encourage sustainable means of getting to the theatre, if you show your bike helmet at the box office you’ll receive $2 off individual admission.
  • I’ll be speaking on a panel with Gillian Shaw (Vancouver Sun) and Steve Pratt (CBC Radio 3) at the High Tech Communicators Exchange event on April 13th. Social media, print, and radio communications will be represented as we chat about ‘Lessons in Modern Media’. It runs from 6:00pm at the YWCA Hotel (733 Beatty Street) and tickets are $15.
  • I will also be heading to Surrey to speak about Twitter and business at the Tech Valley Social Club’s tweetup on April 16th, 2009. My talk will be brief in order to get in some networking time with members of the tech community in the valley. We’ll be at Dublin Crossing (18789 Fraser Hwy) from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • The Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival begins April 17th and the Zune Concert Series will present The Stills, Metric, Ten Second Epic and DJ Z-Trip, and more.
  • The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is having a fundraiser Saturday, April 18th at St James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver) from 7:00 pm. There will be a silent auction and of course plenty of music from Paperboys, Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson, Dustin Bentall, and many more. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
  • I might stop by the Massive Technology show at some point – or perhaps the closing gala – but otherwise I’ll be offline most of the day except to do my weekly radio segment on Talk 1410am’s Afternoon Buzz around 3:00pm. With any luck I’ll also be able to snap some photos around town today for Orange Day too. Happy April, everyone.

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    4 comments

    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      Robyn and I will be up at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival (TWSS) during April 23-26 if anyone wants to drop by and say hi 🙂

      That shirt is cool! Doubt you have any men’s XL laying around eh 😉

    2. Raul says:

      Thanks for mentioning the BC Vote launch party! 🙂 Hope to see you there! (but I’ll understand if you can’t make it since you’re helping Keira move)

    3. Mom-in-law says:

      Love your shirt! Of course, I’ve yet to see anything that doesn’t look good on you.

    4. Kemp says:

      psssst. It was at Robson Square….

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