Five Hole for Food – Help the Mustard Seed Food Bank

It's no secret that a good deal of my news concerning special events comes from social media via Twitter and Facebook. So, when Dixon Tam tweeted me about Five Hole For Food, I was only more than happy to help promote this fundraiser/foodraiser for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. I've known Dixon virtually for several years now; Five Hole For Food is his volunteer commitment. It will be an added bonus to meet him in person. What is Five Hole … [Read more...]

Darth Fiddler and his violin – can we help?

2pm June 14th, please read below for an update It started as a mention on Twitter: (#yyj is Twitter shorthand for Victoria BC). And before you knew it, everyone was weighing in.  Within minutes, we had the official news from the Victoria Police Department via their website. And while the site does not specifically name "Darth Fiddler" as the victim of this assault, nor mention that his means of livelihood - his violin - was damaged, it … [Read more...]

#yyj Twitter #Fooddrive Results & Update

Saturday December 4th saw the Victoria BC #yyj Twitter community join together in support of the Mustard Seed and Westshore Food Banks.  Rocky Mountain Soap, Fiber Options and Jamtots agreed to be our drop off spots. Thanks to Scott McDonald  (aka @FootButterGuy) of Rocky Mountain Soap for the updates for Victoria proper(Megan from Fiber Options – now EcoEverythingBC – took the donations from her store to Scott). There was a total of $146 … [Read more...]

Victoria Tweetups Aug 9 – 15th 2010

It's a busy week in Victoria, BC for tweetups. There are simply too many to mention in a single tweet.   Wednesday August 11th noon join Dan Parks @cpudan and Sean Dhillon@I_lend_Money for the weekly 4Square High Noon Hump Day Tweetup. This week  the group meets at Ric's Grill 910 Government Street. If you are a fan of mobile apps, FourSquare and the rest - this group is for you. Thursday August 12th 8am join Janis La … [Read more...]

International Free Hugs Day July 3 2010 Victoria BC

All photos Carol Aileen, used with permission It all started on Twitter, doesn’t it always? Alex Yates @Lunacee tweeted about International Free Hugs Day, and before you could blink we had a Facebook event and people committed to attending in front of the Visitors Information Bureau on the Inner Harbour, Saturday July 3rd 2010. International Free Hugs Day was the inspiration of Juan Mann (a pseudonym) an Australian, in 2004. The hugs were … [Read more...]

#yyj Twitter #Fooddrive Results & Update

Saturday December 4th saw the Victoria BC #yyj Twitter community join together in support of the Mustard Seed and Westshore Food Banks.  Rocky Mountain Soap, Fiber Options and Jamtots agreed to be our drop off spots. Thanks to Scott McDonald  (aka @FootButterGuy) of Rocky Mountain Soap for the updates for Victoria proper(Megan from Fiber Options – now EcoEverythingBC – took the donations from her store to Scott). There was a total of $146 … [Read more...]

Sweetening the pot for @Cabin12Victoria.

@Cabin12Victoria is an amazing story. The owner Corey Judd raised the capital to start his restaurant from a Facebook group. Cabin 12 is home to our morning #victoriatweetup. We’ve enjoyed the casual atmosphere and honest home cooked food on many occasions. Now, they need our help. Operating funds have dried up – not surprising for a newer restaurant in November in Victoria BC. Corey is staging a fundraiser on Saturday November 21st from … [Read more...]

Sweetening the pot for Cabin 12

@Cabin12Victoria is an amazing story. The owner Corey Judd raised the capital to start his restaurant from a Facebook group. Cabin 12 is home to our morning #victoriatweetup. We’ve enjoyed the casual atmosphere and honest home cooked food on many occasions. Now, they need our help. Operating funds have dried up – not surprising for a newer restaurant in November in Victoria BC. Corey is staging a fundraiser on Saturday November 21st from … [Read more...]

#victoriatweetup my 6th month Twitterversary

Today is my sixth month Twitter anniversary! Appropriately, it was also the morning of our regular #victoriatweetup. I remember being introduced to Twitter and thinking “this isn’t for me, it’s just another time waster”. Then, I went to a business breakfast where we discussed  social media. One of the participants@Susan_Low mentioned that twitterers in Victoria were actually meeting face to face at spontaneous tweetups. Something went … [Read more...]