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The Social Media Hub at Canada Place’s Canada Day celebration was sponsored by Vancouver is Awesome and myself. Throughout the day, bloggers stopped by for some WiFi connectivity and caffeine compliments of Salt Spring Coffee.
The Celebration of Light fireworks in English Bay are taking place July 30th, August 3rd, and August 6th. This year, you can catch the dazzling offshore display of pyrotechnics from reserved bleacher seating and I’ve already given away a pair of tickets for the first show July 30th when China will light up the skies.
2. Or for an additional entry, post the following on Twitter:
I entered to win bleacher seating for the @CelebofLight fireworks from @miss604 http://ow.ly/5tvcw
One winner will be drawn at 10:00am Monday, July 25, 2011 at random from all entries (contest box entries will be compiled along with Twitter entries).
Also new this year, you can pick up Celebration of Light t-shirts which are now for sale online for $20. I was one of the t-shirt design contest judges and it’s great to see contest winner Reena Negi’s idea come to life on this year’s shirt.
Social Media Day 2011 takes place June 30th in over 1380 communities around the world. Each of these communities has planned a meetup where people will get together to celebrate social networking, its technology and the connections it has made.
Pete Cashmore (@Mashable) & City of Vancouver’s Andrea Reimer
with the “Social Media Day in Vancouver” Proclamation June 30, 2010. Photo by John Biehler on Flickr
You can meet your Vancouver online community offline at one of the following events:
Social media isn’t just for making connections online, a large part of it (and often its main goal) is to bring people (friends, clients, partners, customers) together in an offline environment. The tag for Social Media Day on Twitter is #smday so you can share photos and updates from your local meetup.
From June 20 to July 3, the public will be able to contribute to their local KidSport chapter when ordering off the Triple O’s menu in any of the 30 participating locations. Funds raised during the two-week period will help kids with financial barriers experience the benefits of sport participation by covering the registration fees for a sport season of their choice.
To help get the word out, here’s how you can enter to win a $50 gift card from Triple O’s:
Leave a comment on this post listing your fondest childhood sports memory – or why you think it’s important for children to be involved in sport (1 entry)
Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT & @TripleOs will donate $1 to @KidSport http://bit.ly/jImUcb & enter you to win a $50gc via @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5shCB
That’s right, for every re-tweet on Twitter (up to 25,000) Triple O’s will donate $1 to KidSport. Enter to win a gift card and donate to a great local cause all in one shot. This campaign hopes to raise enough to cover the registration fees of children in 39 BC communities.
Everyone is welcome at Vancouver’s Canada Day on the waterfront at Canada Place however if you’re looking for something local, there are a few other locations where you can celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday.
Head to the Burnaby Village Museum for carousel rides, Vaudeville performances, dancers, artists, and more.
Lonsdale Quay will be the hub of activity on the North Shore with concerts and activities for the whole family. They’ll also be hosting a series of free summertime events throughout July and August as a part of SummerFest 2011.
Canada Day, July 1st means it’s also the 66th annual Steveston Salmon Festival. Starting out with a pancake breakfast the Canada Day Parade will follow along with music, craft shows, activities, and the famous salmon bake.
Owned and operated by Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604.com (since 2004) provides daily information about life in Metro Vancouver, events, community happenings and local history. It also features music, film, and television interviews along with travel features for day-trips and weekend getaways.
Online since 1997, Rebecca also started podcasting RadioZoom in 2005, co-founded sixty4media, a WordPress website development firm, in 2008, and co-authored the book, Blogging to Drive Business in 2010.
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