The First Global Winnipeg Tweetup
Together is Amazing Kicks Off
I had the pleasure of being invited to Global Winnipeg’s first Tweetup today at Harv’s Air in St. Andrews. This is the home of the Global Television SkyView 1 helicopter! It was an amazing event centered around one very important issue, Fill The Food Bank. Winnipeg Harvest head, David Northcott made some startling revelations about the state of need in Winnipeg. I was shocked to hear that in the last month, there has been a 70% jump in need for the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank. It was incredible to see the passion David has for helping and serving our community. Sometimes we take for granted all the things we have, and we forget that there are so many people, young families, children, that are in desperate need for people to step up to the plate and donate to Winnipeg Harvest. I have to say I was incredibly moved.
The SkyView 1 Helicopter
During the tweetup I had the chance to meet many of the Global Winnipeg team. Some of them brought their young families with them to see the helicopter landing and see a very cool detailed presentation on how Global, Shaw, and CJOB keep an eye on traffic and breaking news with the incredible SkyView 1 Helicopter.
Winnipeg Tweeters Get The Word Out
The event had some of Winnipeg’s A-listers when it comes to twitter, with a combined following getting close to 100,000 in attendance. It was great to mingle and catch up with friends, and more importantly help get the word out that Winnipeg Harvest, and the Winnipeg community really needs our help. If you live in Winnipeg, please head to Safeway, Superstore, Shaw, or Global Television and drop off a non-perishable item today. If you don’t have time to drive down and drop off some food, just head to TogetherIsAmazing.com
The Community We Serve
While this was definitely a fantastic event to mingle, eat great sandwiches and some amazing cookies, I left the event with a more important message. With some of the news you see broadcast on television, it’s easy to become disheartened at the state of affairs in our world, and our community. Today was a great reminder that there are people that truly care about Winnipeg, our community, and the world we live in. They want to help, contribute, and give back in any way they can. Why does Global Winnipeg, Shaw, and CJOB exist? Why do these people get up at 3 in the morning to host morning television or radio? They do it to serve, and hopefully make Winnipeg a little better every day.