Arlene Dickinson's Twitter challenge raises $500,000+ for the Calgary Food Bank

Apr 15 2020, 5:02 pm

It’s been ten days sinceĀ Arlene DickinsonĀ started a Twitter challenge to raise funds for theĀ Calgary Food Bank.

What started as a social media campaign for $10,000 has had some seriously impressive results.

The fundraiser has now raised a whopping $512,000, Dickinson announced on Tuesday.

The Dragonsā€™ DenĀ television personality showed her true blue philanthropist colours when she started a retweet challenge on April 5 with the help of Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

She pledged to donate $1 to the Calgary Food Bank for every retweet of the launch video up until $10,000.