Oct 222011
 

It wasn’t even a year ago that I was researching and writing about the power of social media and charity. Now, myself and friend Justine Galo are trying it out for ourselves to see how generous Vancouver can be.

So on Tuesday, October 25th at the Charles Bar in Gastown, we are hosting a charity Tweetup starting at 6:00 PM during the Canucks game. All proceeds raised will be going to Right to Play Canada, a fantastic organization designed to help unfortunate children play sports across Canada, and around the world.

We know many of you have attended Canucks Tweetups in the past, and loved them, so we figured we could run a similar event with even more prizes and for a great cause.

With a minimum $5 donation, you get an entry for one of the door prizes (which are a pair of Canucks tickets and a pair of BC Lions tickets), and if you bring a food donation for Richard’s charity, Five Hole For Food, you get a bonus entry for the draw.

During the first intermission of the Canucks game there will be a fun trivia round with tons of amazing prizes like gift cards, a Vancouver Canadians jersey, Erin Ireland’s famous To Die 4 banana bread, gift baskets, and more.

During the second intermission, there will be an auction with items up for bidding like: another pair of Canucks tickets (row 7 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks), a pair of Grey Cup tickets, an autographed BC Lions jersey, a signed and used Manny Malhotra hockey stick, and a stay at the Rosedale on Robson.

The door prizes will be drawn following the hockey game.

Also, if you follow me on Twitter you know how much I love to talk about Cheetah Power Surge – well I managed to get them to donate a CASE of the energy drinks, so I will be handing them out at random during the Tweetup, cheetah sounds included, of course.

Don’t forget to come early to save yourself a seat. Half of the bar is reserved for the event, but knowing how popular Tweetups get and how many people are interested, it could fill fast! Also, The Charles Bar has really great food and cheap drink specials during the week, but don’t have debit (they have an ATM though) so bring cash or credit.

Can’t make it or live out of town? You can still donate to the event here:

http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/RacingForRightToPlay/VanCityRTPTweetup

There’s also a Facebook event page for those interested:

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=277417275609497

Hope to see everyone there, and don’t forget a food donation for an extra chance to win Canucks or BC Lions tickets!

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