Twestival Toronto offers networking and fun for a purpose

by Liam Britten

Think globally, act locally; that’s the mantra of Twestival Toronto, an event that will “Combine the global reach of Twitter, the local fun of Festivals and the great feeling of raising money for charity.”

Plugged-in Torontonians have been spreading the Twestival word on Twitter for months. On March 24th at The Fifth, they’ll all be gathering for a night of revelry and networking, meeting with like-minded, forward-thinking colleagues for a night of fun. Professionals working in marketing, digital media and other fields will be coming out with the goal of raising $25,000 for Twestival Toronto’s chosen charity, The REMIX Project. All ticket money plus all donations received throughout the night will be going to this initiative.

What is The REMIX Project? It’s a charity that was created in order to help disadvantaged youth from disadvantaged, marginalized and underserved communities in Toronto. Youth looking to enter creative fields or further their formal education are served by The REMIX Project’s efforts to find opportunities with alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. They make it their mission to “help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.”

Beyond networking and fundraising, Twestival will feature karaoke, DJs, dancing and even a performance by Toronto artist Obie, who is an RnB, reggae and hip hop singer-songwriter. His first single received radio play in Toronto, on FLOW 93.5.

To find out more about Twestival Toronto, click here.

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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