Social Media Year in Review – March 2010 Victoria BC

Babes Go Bare For Cancer  had a scheduled Head Shave and silent auction March 6th and, on a whim, the week before, I tweeted that I would shave my head if I could raise $1000. Guess what?   

Babes Go Bare was founded by Trish Caddy in the fall of 2009. She connected with the local social media community for much of her sponsorship. Total fundraising efforts for the 2010 calendar were $19,000. The 2011 calendar features many “babes and blokes” from the local Twitter community. Please consider donating or purchasing a calendar. Here’s why I decided to become a model.

Chris Causton announced his Liberal Party of Canada candidacy at an “un-press” conference and invited local social media enthusiasts and supporters.

“Recognizing the role online media plays in local news and opinion, this event is an opportunity for bloggers, online citizen and professional journalists, and social media enthusiasts to meet Christopher. Video cameras are welcome!”.

Twestival Victoria  returned March 25th and raised over $8000 for Concern Worldwide. Victoria was the 8th city worldwide (per capita) and the 16th in total funds. Thanks to an amazing @yyjtwestival organizing committee, and Twitter community! To date we have raised over $13,000 in two events for Victoria based Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society  (September 2009) and Concern (March 2010).

Stay tuned for another Twestival Victoria local March 24th 2011. 

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