Over the weekend I “crashed” another party, this one called #yeghelp. Apparently, according to @KikkiPlanet, crashing parties is my schtick. So, as usual, I crashed the party, snuck in the backdoor and managed to avoid paying the $50 ticket price. But that’s where the free ride ended. There was booze. There were good friends, like @pokerclack, @TamaraStecyk, @eadnams, @jenbanksYEG and many more. What happens when there is booze and friends, music and a charity, in this case the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation?
@Sirthinks starts spending money, that’s what. To make a long story short, crashing this party cost me, with bar tab, about $1000.00 CDN.
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It started on Monday night at 19h45 with a single tweet from Edmonton-Calder MLA, Doug Elniski. He mentioned he had picked up diapers for some group or another. The charity diaper drive had been going for just over two weeks. I hadn’t heard about it as I don’t listen to or watch any of the radio or television stations who were promoting it. However, always working to be a pain in the ass, and challenging our politicians, whenever possible, I responded with a negative comment about disposable diapers not being environmentally friendly
What happened in Edmonton (#yeg) this week speaks to the power of Social Media and how a service such as Twitter can be so important to community. Here is just the very beginning of a conversation that rallied, not only Twitter users in Edmonton, but those from as far away as Anaheim, California. Yes, a donation was made, as a result of this conversation, by a mom in Anaheim California. The story starts with me being a smartass (not surprising)……
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Another gorgeous weekend in Edmonton laid the foundation for yet another GREAT opportunity to help out the community. This weekend the community was invited to visit and support a community icon. The Edmonton Humane Society officially opened their new home at 13620 163 St. NW, Edmonton. Needless to say, the place was packed with people. Some came to adopt a pet, some to look around, a couple just to get jerseys signed by EHS supporter and Edmonton Oiler, Zack Stortini. I was a little put off to see some guys come in, get their jersey signed and then just leave. The whole purpose of the event was to introduce the community to an organization so needed yet so seldom considered.
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