Hola, Namaste, Bonjour our beautiful and radiant Vancouver beings!
I firstly want to give a HUGE Big UPs to all of you that showed up at the First Ever East Van Tweetup February 2, 2011 at the Main St Army & Legion! + Thanks to our speakers / sponsors @kk, Ethical Deal, Welcome To East Van, and Ruven of Mainly Main Magazine. Coolest part of the night was having Whistling Smith of the Army & Navy share his personal stories of working as a DTES Beat cop (Main & Hastings) back in the 70's!
Missed the event?! Check out the coverage in the West Ender + Vancouver Is Awesome + in the Flickr Pool.
SO after the hugely successful First Ever East Van Tweetup, we (Cyndi Hunter @fairlite, Kris Krug @kk and I), thought we should organize East Van Tweetup: Volume 2!
Wed March 23
@ Our Town Cafe
245 E Broadway
*** UPDATE ***
7 - Event starts
740 - Rick Buckmon Coe - EastVan musician with a soulful folk sound
750 - Intros incl. Kemp Edmonds (Moderator) + Special Guest Whistling SMITH!
755 - Our Town Cafe: the vision (by owner Henry Lee)
8 - Keynote: Shane Gibson
** author of two best-selling social media books + founder of Vancouver Tweetup
Shane will be speaking on starting Vancouver Tweetup and building community through social media
825 - Brennan Weuters - Founder, East Van (Hastings-Sunrise) Communal House
830 - Closing remarks
835 - PRIZES! incl EastVan shirts, condoms (courtesy of Welcome to Eastvan)
840 - Announcements
845 to 10pm - Mingling!
10 onwards - HUMP afterparty at Lick
** WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK, PERFORM OR SPONSOR THE EVENT? Email me (ajay at eastofmain.com)
THE VENUE: Our Town Cafe
+ yummy coffee + looseleaf tea (London Fog = so good)
+ Cheap Local Beer!
--> R&B, cream ale and blonde on tap.
--> Random bottles of local microbrew. both for $5 each.
--> Hipster fave PBR for $3.50
+ great nibbles
Where is Our Town Cafe? Here's a MAP!
If you’re an EAST VAN resident or a fan, come have fun and meet others in the hood.
Ajay Masala Puri (@masalapuri)
Mainly Main Magazine, Welcome to EastVan, Yelp Vancouver, Our Town Cafe
Our friends are throwing down a great party HUMP at LICK later in the night...
+ HUMP has OFFERED us 2-for-1 cover!
Check us out on: YELP | Vancouver Tweetup | Granville Mag
What is a TWEET UP btw Ajay? Great summary.