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Michael Flatley in Riverdance

Most people seem to have very strong feelings about Michael Flatley. Either they love him, and revere him as a sex god, or they hate him and would probably use his likeness for target practice, given the chance. But no matter what category you fit into, Riverdance-wise, there will definitely be something for you at Edmonton’s Twestival on March 24th.

YEG Twestival” is part of a global network of tweet-ups. They’re designed to raise money and awareness for local charities. The League of Extraordinary Media — which includes members from TheCharrette.ca, TrueBritl.com, UserCreatedContent.ca, TheEdmontonian.com, and The Unknown Studio — organized this year’s festival. This year, YEG Twestival will support the Edmonton Public School Foundation.

The EPSF aims to get kids ready for school, through kindergarten and pre-school programs. Here’s some info from the foundation’s website:

The Foundation was launched February 10, 2010, for two main purposes: to spread the word about the great things happening in the public education system and to support Edmonton Public Schools across Edmonton. We do this by offering opportunities for improved learning through financial, in-kind and human resource contributions.

So what we really do here is raise friends and funds to support early learning intervention and student success. Research shows children develop the foundation for strong communication skills, literacy, social competence, numeracy, adaptability and physical health as early as age three.

As far as the Twestival event itself, we’re getting the Twitterati together to socialize, share stories, share drinks, and bid on silent auction items. And man, do we have some excellent ones, including:

  • $600 Cheer for a Year Prize pack from Hudsons Canadian Taphouse
  • A pair of weekend passes to the Pure Speculation Festival
  • Edmonton Rush four pack flex pack
  • Two tickets to Salif Keita on March 31 at the Winspear,
  • Two tickets to Riverdance Courtesy the Edmonton Journal

NOW you get why I opened with Flatley, amiright?

Support our local public school foundation and join us for Twestival on march 24th, starting at 6pm at Red Star. Details are on the YEG Twestival website. Scott and I look forward to seeing everyone there!

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