Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. While Twestival Global put the spotlight around one cause on a single day, Twestival Local is getting back to its roots and encouraging cities around the world to host events in support a local cause on one day during the weekend of 10-13 September 2009.
100% of the proceeds from these events will go direct to the local not-for-profit selected. Everyone involved with Twestival is a volunteer. Cities are asked to set a fundraising goal for their event, but it is much more than reaching a financial target. Twestival Local is a fantastic opportunity to connect with people in your community. The aim is to give people a chance to feel they are contributing to a larger social initiative, but bring the cause a little closer to home.
For the Vancouver Twestival (organized by Rebecca Bollwitt), we will be raising money for the BC Childrens Hospital Foundation to support their “Be a Superhero” campaign. The event will take place on September 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Ceilis Irish Pub. Tickets are $25 and available for online purchase at Amiando. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the BCCHF.
In addition to raising money for a worthy cause and doing some quality networking with fellow Twitter users, you’ll have a chance to win some really cool raffle prizes. I’ve donated a Flip Mino to the prize pool. There will also be a silent auction. Again, 100% of the money is being donated to the BCCHF.
I look forward to seeing you at the Vancouver Twestival. To find Twestival Local events in your city, check out the Twestival website.