Calgary Twestival

Calgary Twestival

March 18, 2010 13:22 ET

Calgary's Twestival Global 2010 Event, Trivia With a Twist

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together in person to raise money for Concern Worldwide whose education programs target the poorest people in the poorest countries in the world. Twestival™ (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.

The Calgary Twestival event is a trivia contest – with a twist. While there will be some general knowledge trivia questions, there will also be questions about Calgary social media and social media users. Attendees will also be able to purchase tickets to submit for an array of draw prizes and are invited to come early to watch the Flames Game.

Thursday March 25, 2010

Firewater Pub & Eatery

222 7th Avenue SW

5 pm doors open if you're coming for the Flames game

6 pm others begin gathering

7 pm the trivia contest begins

Tickets are available through Amiando for $14.00.

On 12 February 2009, the first Twestival Global was held in 202 international cities to support @charitywater, who do incredible work to help the almost 1 billion or 1 in 6 people in the world that don't have access to clean and safe drinking water. Over 1,000 volunteers and 10,000 donors raised $250k+, which resulted in more than 55 wells in Uganda, Ethiopia and India having a direct impact for over 17,000 people. Calgary Twestival raised enough money to build one well.

Then over a weekend in September last year, 130 cities participated in Twestival Local which invited organizers to host events and select local causes to support. Collectively, these cities raised over $450k for 135 charities, bringing the total fundraising effort in 2009 to over $750k. A remarkable achievement by volunteers working under short timescales and utilizing social media tools like Twitter to make it happen efficiently. Calgary Twestival raised money for Brown Bagging it for Calgary Kids.

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