Calgary Twestival

Calgary Twestival

March 21, 2011 14:23 ET

Calgary Twestival Announces Mandie Crawford as Emcee

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) -

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The Calgary Twestival committee is thrilled to announce Mandie Crawford, President of Roaring Women, as the emcee for this year's fundraising event to support Making Changes. Crawford was honoured as Business in Calgary's 2010 Woman of the Year, and has a passion for encouraging women.

"All great leaders in history have used their passion as the driving force in making a difference in other people's lives. Mandie is a great example of someone in our community who decided to step up and make a difference," says Jay Cloutier, Calgary Twestival committee member. "Her life's work is to empower women to strive for the best and be confident in their abilities, which is a perfect fit for this year's theme. We are extremely excited that she accepted our offer to emcee this event."

The event is on March 24th at Firewater (222 – 7th Street S.W.), and tickets can be purchased online at http://calgary.twestival.com/ for $15, and also sponsorship is available for as low as $100. The theme of the night spurred from one of Making Changes programs called Walk in Closet whose mandate is "To empower women by providing them with knowledge and a selection of work attire for their transition into the workplace." At the event, there will be a paparazzi-filled red carpet, a photo booth, and models. People will have the chance to buy Espy clothes off models backs for chances to win bigger prizes.

Follow the conversation online through @YYCtwestival #yyctwestival #FashionAuction #ClothesOffBacks

About Mandie Crawford:

Mandie Crawford is an outspoken business owner advocating finding your passion and following ones dreams. A former award-winning Police Officer, she founded Roaring Women in 2004 with one meeting in Hamilton, Ontario. Since then she has grown the organization to include 19 national chapters. Her voracious appetite for new information, statistics and trends has kept her on the leading edge of a minority of trend spotters. Her ability to turn that information to the benefit of business and consumer helps her to provide unique win-win situations for both.

Read more: http://www.mandiecrawford.com/whois.html

About Twestival

Three years ago, as Twitter was growing to host much of the world's communication and social space, a fundraising initiative was launched to harness the energy and initiative of this community. Twestival was created by a woman from Canada, Amanda Rose, and was born to bring Twitter users together in support of local and international initiatives.

Since then, over 200 cities have participated in Twestival, raising close to $1.2 million for important global and local causes like clean water and education. Twestival Local events are coordinated 100% by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised through ticket sales and donations go directly to support charitable projects.

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