2011 has already been a pretty exciting year and it’s only February. Last month two amazing opportunities fell into my lap: co-organizing the first ever Twestival Whistler and participating in the Vancouver blogger team for Chevrolet’s SXSW Road Trip project.
I’m co-organizing Twestival Whistler with my good friend – and owner of PR agency Reine Communications, Michelle Leroux. Our event will take place on March 24, as part of Twestival Local, which involves cities all over the world – from San Francisco to Madrid to Tunis. We’re raising funds for a local charity called Zero Ceiling Society, a non-profit that helps get underprivileged youth off the streets and onto boards, bikes and other life adventures; providing them with a chance to see beyond the boundaries of poverty.
We’ve enlisted the help of many dear friends and contacts from across the Sea to Sky Corridor – including the good people of Origin Design + Communications, who designed our banner ads and logos. Join us to Tweet, Meet, and Give at the Whistler Brewing Company on March 24. Tickets are on sale next week on our site. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Zero Ceiling.
About a month ago, my friend and blogger John Biehler invited me to participate in a once in a lifetime experience to join a team of bloggers departing from Vancouver to participate in Chevrolet’s SXSW Road Trip Challenge. We’re one of 10 teams across North America – and only one of 2 Canadian teams – driving down to Austin, Texas in a Chevy SUV for one of the most influential music, film and interactive conferences in the world. We’ll be participating in a series of “Amazing Race” style challenges along the way and raising money for an educational Canadian charity. Follow along with the “Eh Team”: John Biehler (@johnbiehler), Wayne Racine (@WayneRacine), Michelle Leroux (@michelleleroux @reinecomm), Leila Pejman (@thepej), and I (@amberturnau) as we drive from Vancouver to Austin. We’ll be departing from Vancouver on March 7 and arriving in Austin March 10. Follow along on our adventures with The Eh Team Blog and hashtags #EhTeam and #ChevySXSW.