Twestival Victoria set to Tweet. Meet. Give. 3/24

March 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm (Uncategorized)

Victoria’s Social Media Community unites
with Global Twitter-Based Charity Event
to raise Funds for Victoria Cool Aid Society

Thursday March 24th at 7pm, join the Victoria Twitter community (#yyj) for a fabulous evening of food, drink, music and conversation with performances by local talent plus door prizes and a silent auction. Connect with the movers and shakers in the local social media community at the Bengal Lounge of the Fairmont Empress Hotel to raise funds for Victoria’s Cool Aid Society, with all proceeds going directly to provide computer equipment and food to some of Victoria’s most disadvantaged citizens.

What is Twestival Victoria?

Twestival Victoria began in 2009 when local twitterer and long time community volunteer Janis La Couvée met celebrated Vancouver blogger Miss 604, Rebecca Bollwitt.  La Couvée was immediately attracted to this new way of connecting those in need with those who can help.

“Can you imagine an organizing committee of ten members putting together an event to fundraise with sponsors, donors, volunteers, entertainment and venue – ALL in 6 weeks? Twestival Victoria, #yyjtwestival, incorporates traditional fundraising methods and the power of social media to accelerate the connecting of people and the cause.”

Since 2009, Twestival Victoria has raised over $13,000 for local (Power to Be Adventure Therapy Society) and international (Concern Worldwide) charities. In March 2010, Victoria ranked #8 worldwide in funds raised per capita, and 16th in total funds raised. The #yyjtwestival team is excited to see the possibilities in 2011 to increase fundraising levels.

Committee members include: José Albis, Chris Burdge, Jason Finnerty, Scott Garman, Janis La Couvée, Scott McDonald, Asmâa Methqal, Theresa Scholes, and Jaryd Zinkewich.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society


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