Social Media Club Victoria supports Twestival Victoria. In lieu of a September mixer, the Social Media Club Victoria leadership team encourages you to attend:
Tuesday September 24th
at the Bengal Lounge
in support of
The Cridge Centre for the Family
Tickets are available here and are $40 (with twag bag) or $25. Please note – advance tickets only!
In addition, you will be able to purchase your own food and drink at the event.
Tuesday September 24th from7-10 pm, join the local Victoria BC #yyj social media community for Twestival Victoria 2013, an evening of mixing, mingling, music and fun as we fundraise for The Cridge Centre for the Family.
Our generous hosts The Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress Hotel have provided the venue, musicians are lined up to entertain you, and there will be opportunities to bid on fabulous silent auction items donated by local businesses and individuals.
Tickets are $25 and $40 (with “twag” bag) and all proceeds go directly to the sponsored charity. Every ticket includes a chance to win amazing door prizes. (In addition, food and drink tickets will be available for purchase).
Take your online community offline and connect for a cause.
Funds raised by Twestival Victoria 2013 will be used to purchase a new (used) van for The Cridge Centre for the Family’s Transition House. The Cridge Centre celebrates 140 years of serving the community in 2013, and is the oldest charity in Western Canada. For more information visit http://cridge.org/ or contact Shannon Whissell, Manager of Communication and Fund Development
Twestival Victoria is part of the global fundraising movement, Twestival (or Twitter-Festival) – a movement that has seen over $1.75m raised for 285 charities around the world since 2009.
Social Media Club Victoria has been instrumental in the formation of Twestival Victoria. Leadership committee member Janis La Couvée met Vancouver blogger Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss 604), who suggested the event. She then recruited SMC members for the Twestival Victoria committee. Many members volunteer, provide sponsorships, and donate prizes or silent auction items as well.
Since the original Twestival Victoria in September 2009, Twestival Victoria has raised over $20,000 for local (Power to Be, Victoria Cool Aid) and international (Concern Worldwide) charities. Victoria has always been a top Twestival city, placing 8th in fundraising per capita and 17th worldwide in total donations in 2011. The goal in 2013 is $10,000 towards the purchase of a van. Your #yyjtwestival team is excited to see the possibilities.
Volunteers are always welcome. We have opportunities for photographers, videographers, live bloggers, ticket sellers, greeters, etc. Send us a tweet to @yyjtwestival or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your business would like to provide a sponsorship, or donate a draw prize or silent auction item, please contact us at email@example.com.
Even if you are not able to attend, you can make a donation on the “tickets” page. Every dollar raised through ticket sales goes directly to The Cridge Centre for the Family.
The Twestival Victoria team is: José Albis, Anabelle Bernard Fournier, Sean Dhillon, Linley Faulker, Andrina Fawcett, Alan Ford, Janis La Couvée, Chantele McPhee, Scott McDonald, Asmâa Methqal, Theresa Scholes, Heather Solomonson.
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/YYJTwestival