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Archive of posts tagged "social media for change"

With Glowing Hearts Unfestival Today

October 4th, 2010 @ 12:52pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the Vancouver 2010 Games, everyone became a reporter in their own way. Photos, videos, podcasts, tweets, and Facebook updates allowed anyone in town to share what they were experiencing with the rest of the world. While all of the high-fives were happening and the streets flowed with flags and colours of all nations, Andrew […]

Got Socks? Help ChangeEverything

December 8th, 2009 @ 9:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the years ChangeEverything.ca has been doing much more than blog about social and environmental causes — they’ve been taking action. Three years ago contributor Kate Dugas decided to take to the streets of Vancouver, moving from the online realm into a real life situation where support was greatly needed. I thought about collecting some […]

Vancouver Twestival Tickets are Now on Sale

September 1st, 2009 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For the second time this year, I am organizing a Twestival event in Vancouver. Twestival is a global fundraising event that is organized through Twitter, using the service to gather volunteers, get community input, invite participants, and publicize the event. Twestival will be like a meetup, where you can show up, have some food, win […]

Blogathon 2009 – Welcome to Blogathon

July 25th, 2009 @ 6:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Post #1 of #49 – Over the next 24 hours I will be raising funds for the Union Gospel Mission during Blogathon 2009. Please consider donating to my cause to keep my going until 6am PT July 26th. Welcome to Blogathon Vancouver 2009! Every 30 minutes for the next 24 hours I will be publishing […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2009 Event Update

July 22nd, 2009 @ 7:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Blogathon Vancouver 2009 is just days away and preparations for the first-ever “on location” Blogathon event are coming along smoothly. Sponsors so far include Kontent Creative (for the logo work), Workspace (venue), Dairy Queen (lunch), and Developmental Disabilities Association (dinner sponsor). The lovely and talented Rachael Chatoor will stop by to treat us to some […]

KidSport – Sports Skills Are Life Skills Contest

July 21st, 2009 @ 10:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow morning I’ll be out at the Vancouver Art Gallery taking part in the KidSport Media Challenge. We’ll squaring off in teams and engaging in some friendly athletic competitions to raise awareness about KidSport and their “Sports Skills Are Life Skills” campaign. To kick-off the campaign, local members of the media will put their life […]

Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree Contest

April 14th, 2009 @ 1:59pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Canadian Red Cross is celebrating its 100th year in style with the second annual Red Carpet Soiree. What Red Carpet Soiree in support of Red Cross programs and services in our region Where Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar [Google Map] When May 6th, 2009 at 7:00pm Tickets Available for $100 The Blue Water […]

Riding to Break the Cycle, Guest Post by Chris Walts

April 13th, 2009 @ 1:10pm by Guest Author

I recently handed over a microcredit gift certificate to Chris Walts (of The 49th Parallel) since he pinged me on Twitter and seemed to have a cause in need of this donation. The following was written by Chris so he could share a bit more about his campaign with my readers… What would you do […]