Monday, March 22, 2010

Do Some Good, Have Some Fun, Attend a #Twestival

Last year around this time I attended a fantastic even known as #Twestival. This is a world-wide event that brings together the Twitter community in local parties for a global cause.

Parties are thrown in hundreds of cities around the globe to raise money for charity. Last year the charity of choice was Charity:Water and the global Twitter community helped to raise over $250,000 which assisted in the building of 55 water wells in Uganda, Ethiopia and India.

This year the #Twestival will be raising money for Concern Worldwide. A little bit about Concern Worldwide not in my own words:

"Concern is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of poverty. Their mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives - improvements they can sustain without ongoing support."

Not only does #Twestival help to raise money for good causes, but it's also a really fun time. Last year I attended the local Toronto party, aptly dubbed #TwestivalTO. The party was at Circa Nightclub and featured great tunes, good times and lots of Twitter friends. In fact, it was at this party I met a lot of my online friends in real life for the first time.

If you don't believe me it's fun, just click here and check out the Flickr set of photo's from the past event for yourself.

Anyways. I hope that where ever in the world you're reading this from you can find a #Twestival near you to attend, and if not, you can always donate and watch and follow the parties online.

And if you're going to be at the Toronto party, make sure you come say hi to me.

For more info and to find a #Twestival near you check out the official #Twestival site. Through there you can usually get tickets to your local event.

So, do some good, have some fun, attend a #Twestival!

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