A Moment for Charity

Do you Tweet? Are you all a Twitter? For the uninitiated, Twitter is the latest social messaging service that is sweeping the Interwebs. Originally embraced by web celebs in Silicon Valley, Twitter is quickly finding it’s way into the mainstream with everyone from Barack Obama and Ashton Kutcher to local news organizations and companies jumping on the Twitter bandwagon.

I’ve been using Twitter for just over a year now and find it’s a great way to network with fellow photographers and meet a lot of great people involved in a variety of other professions. The local Twitter community in Edmonton has been quite active organizing Tweetups throughout this past year.

Why am I talking about all this? Well, on February 12th, 2009, the local Edmonton Twitter community will be joining over 160 other cities around the world for a Twestival (get it – Twitter + Festival + Twestival) to raise money for Charity Water. Charity Water is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Now besides coming out to support a great cause and meet new people, there will also be some great door prizes up for grabs including a framed 8×10 print of my ‘Cigar Man’ photo which was selected as the Best in Show during the 2008 Metro Photography Competition.

The Cigar Man

WHAT: Edmonton Twestival 2009

WHEN: Thursday, February 12th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Vintage Lounge, 10124 124th Street – map

COST: A $20 donation which will go entirely to charity: water.

Visit for more details and to register for the event. Thanks to Mack Male and Sharon Yeo for organizing the event. You can follow me on Twitter at

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