Ottawa Twestival

When you see something happening in front of you, is the only thing going through your mind “I totally know how I am going to Tweet this”?

Or when someone makes a funny joke, the first thing you do is grab your phone and tweet it?

Or your boyfriend finished your thoughts out loud and says “You are going to tweet this right”?

A sure sign you are obsessed with Twitter. So why not go to Ottawa Twestival 2011?

Here is the information I found on the Twestival:

What is a Twestival?

A Twestival (or Twitter-Festival) is a single day, global movement which uses the power of social media to organize offline events that mobilize communities in support of a local cause. Twestival was born out of the idea that if communities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but working from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact.

Since 2009, over 200 cities have participated in Twestival, raising close to $1.2 million for important causes like clean water and education. Twestival Local events are coordinated 100% by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised through ticket sales and donations go directly to support charitable projects.

Ottawa Twestival 2011

7-10pm, March 24th | Daly’s at The Westin Hotel
The Westin Hotel: 11 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 (613) 560-7000

Supporting The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

The funds we’re raising will go towards The Royal Foundation for Mental Health’s efforts to launch specialized Women’s and Cultural Health programs.

When you think that one in five individuals will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lifetime, it is easy to understand why the Foundation team is so dedicated to working with key stakeholders, volunteers, donors, patients and their families to make a difference.

The stories of mental illness and of finding wellness are everywhere – they are in the faces of fully contributing members of our society, of healthy workplaces, and of families who find new life through hope and healing.

They are stories that speak in a whisper of journeys from despair to hope, from isolation to community and from fear to peace of mind.

From supporting a colleague’s recovery from addiction, to freeing a student from the paralyzing fear caused by panic attacks, the benefits of mental health care are everywhere.

We can make it better

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