For those of you haven’t heard yet, there’s a hockey Tweetup on Oct. 25th during the Canucks game. But it’s not your average Canucks Tweetup. Although similar to Tweetups held in the past, this one is special because all proceeds gathered are going to Right to Play Canada, an organization designed to help unfortunate children play sports across Canada.
Katie Maximick and Justine Galo came up with the idea to host this event to combine the power of social media with charity. Knowing how many Canucks fans (and other fans) are on Twitter, and how much these guys have loved Tweetups in the past, Maximick and Galo were hoping to capture this passion and transform it into a fun way of helping children in need.
What you need to know:
- The Tweetup is on Tuesday Oct.2 5 at 6pm, at The Charles Bar on W. Cordova (Gastown).
- With a minimum donation of $5 you get one entry for a door prize (which are a pair of Canucks tickets among others), and if you bring a food donation for Five Hole For Food, you get a bonus entry.
- During first intermission of the Canucks game there will be a fun trivia round with tons of amazing prizes like gift cards, spa packages, gift baskets, Erin Ireland’s famous To Die 4 banana bread and more!
- For the second intermission there will be an auction, with items up for bidding like: another pair of Canucks tickets, row 7 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, a pair of Grey Cup tickets, an autographed BC Lions jersey, a signed and used Manny Malhotra hockey stick, and more.
- The door prizes will be drawn following the hockey game.
- You don’t HAVE to be on Twitter to come support a great cause!
Don’t forget to come early to save yourself a seat. Half of the bar is reserved for the event, but knowing how popular Tweetups get, it could fill fast! Also, The Charles Bar has really great food and cheap drink specials during the week. Bonus, right?
Can’t make it or live out of town? You can still donate to the event here:
Hope to see you all there! After all, who doesn’t like hockey, good food, better people and a great cause?
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