Tonight we held Twestival Local in Edmonton, a tweetup to raise money for the Youth Emergency Shelter Society. It was great to see a mix of new and familiar faces come out! In all I think we had about 30 people attend, a little less than our last Twestival but still pretty good!
As you probably know, the local community decided in an online vote that YESS would be our cause for this Twestival (each city got to pick a local cause to support). While we didn’t decide specifically what the money raised would go toward, YESS is about to launch a new facility called the Armoury Youth Centre, and that kind of thing doesn’t happen for free! I’m happy to report that we raised $565 tonight for YESS – well done everyone!
You can see the rest of my photos from the evening here. Shout out to @GregWalker, @thalegion, and @JonProject for taking most of them!
We’re thinking our next tweetup might be in October, so stay tuned! Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to support YESS.
2 thoughts on “Recap: Twestival Local 2009 in Edmonton”
Great to hear! I’ve been a YESS supporter for a very long time. Was there anyone there from YESS to accept the money?
As I said, I couldn’t make it, but I’m donating to them myself 🙂
Unfortunately no one from YESS could make it out tonight. I’ll be getting the money to them ASAP. Thanks Evan!