March 24th, 2011 marked the 4th year for YVR Twestival, where Webnames.ca was a proud sponsor.
What is Twestival? Here is a brief history from the Twestival official website:
Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.
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. Over 200 international cities from Buenos Aires to Bangalore, Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong to Honolulu have participated in Twestival.
This year’s Twestival in Vancouver took place at the Vancouver Lookout on Friday March 24th, 2011. The purpose of the night was to raise funds in support of Beauty Night Society, a non-profit Canadian organization that builds self esteem and changes lives of women and youth living in poverty through three streams of programs: wellness, life skills development and makeovers.
The energy at The Vancouver Lookout was wonderful, as everyone was coming together for the great cause. There were many wonderful sponsors for the evening and Mayor Gregor Robertson even stopped in to make a speech and praised the organizers for such a great event.
Webnames was a proud sponsor of the night, supplying .tel cards for all the swag bags handed out at the end of the night to all attendees.
The event was a huge success, raising over $8,000 for Beauty Night! Globally the Twestivals raised over $300,000 for their respective charities! Great job to everyone involved.