The Vancouver digital media industry is hosting the Help for Haiti Pub Night tonight at Steamworks in Gastown.
Lead organizer and videogame veteran, Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch says, â€œLike many Canadians, our hearts go out to Haiti. My husband, Eli and I are both take action type of people and we decided to gather our network around a long-term sustainable project: clean drinking water. With Steamworks hosting the event and the help of friends in the music and digital media industries, we’re hopeful that Thursday night will raise enough money to launch this project for Haiti.”
Funds raised throughout the evening and from ticket sales will be donated to the Unicef Safe Water Project‘s initiatives in Haiti, with matching funds from CIDA.
The theme is “Beer for Water” and tickets can be purchased for $25. With each ticket you will get a beer and a choice of burger and fries. There will also be live entertainment from Adaline, DJ Revise, Echo Pilot and The Zoe Trio. The videogame sector has also donated prizes for a silent auction.
Register online to make your donation and stop by Steamworks tonight (January 28th, 2010) from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.
Updates and event information is available through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.