I have partnered with the Vancouver Canadians this month to assist with their first tweetup event happening at the end of the month. The Vancouver Canadians are the ‘A’ affiliates for Toronto so we’ll be getting together to watch the Blue Jays take on the Mariners.
What: A Tweetup (in-person meeting of people we know from Twitter) with the Canadians
Where: Mahony & Sons Public House at 1055 Canada Place (beside the large rain drop statue)
When: Saturday, 28 April 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tickets: It’s FREE but there is an online RSVP service so we can get an idea of the number of attendees.
There are many Jays fans in Vancouver but due to our proximity to Seattle, there just might be a few Mariners fans among us. Mahony and Sons will be broadcasting the game on several HDTVs (with audio), and will feature contests between innings hosted by Rob Fai (@RobFaiNation). I will be there and will be checking out the Twitter conversation using the tag #CanadiansTweetup, we’ll have a raffle, and our own section of the bar.
I admit it took me years to get into baseball but thanks to my American husband who was born and raised amidst the cornfield ballparks of the Midwest, it’s grown on me. You can’t deny the history and passion that the Vancouver Canadians have brought to our town since 1951 and the C’s also coming off a historic season, winning their first Northwest League Championship.
Canadians games are fun for the whole family with plenty of activities for the kids (I love their A&W Family Fun Sundays) and they run promotions all season long. Please join us April 28th and get to know fellow baseball fans in town. Follow @VanCanadians on Twitter for more information leading up to their own season this summer.
Related: Check out my Hall of Fame posts about baseball history in Vancouver: Arnold Hallgren, Larry Walker, Helen and Margaret Callaghan.