Vancouver Twestival 2010 for Concern Worldwide

March 23, 2010

Vancouver is participating once again for Twestival 2010. For those of you unfamiliar with Twestival, Twestival is a global fundraiser for a worthy cause. This year’s funds will go towards Concern Worldwide. Rebecca Bollwitt of will once again be spearheading this event with Marc Smith from Amuse Consulting supplying the event planning services. Many other volunteers and sponsors have pitched in to ensure that this event will be a success! Visit Vancouver Twestival for more information on Vancouver’s participation for Twestival. You can also follow @YVRTwestival on Twitter for more information.

Tickets for Vancouver Twestival are only $20 and includes everything from food, a wine and raffle ticket, to other goodies. Get your tickets for Vancouver Twestival! 100% of ticket proceeds go directly to Concern Worldwide. Follow Concern Worldwide @Concern on Twitter for more information on Concern Worldwide, or visit their website.


Riverside Child Development Centre

July 30, 2009

For any parents looking to enroll their children into an inclusive daycare or preschool program in either full-day or half-day periods, Riverside Child Development Centre currently has open spaces. Our Child Development Centres offer quality preschool and daycare services that integrate all children regardless of their needs.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo Credit: Rebecca Bollwitt / Miss604

Riverside’s contact information:

Riverside (Richmond) – Children 3 – 5 years old
5862 Dover Street, Richmond 604-214-3844
Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Half Day: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Blogathon 2009 Recap

July 29, 2009

I’ve been trying to avoid the topic of Blogathon for awhile, since Joyce and I are both tired after finishing our long stretch of blogging last weekend, but at the end of all of it, I really should do a final recap on our experience. For me, it was an amazing experience. I did my blogging amongst 15 or so other likeminded individuals at Workspace in Gastown and was thoroughly impressed by the passion and ardor of the other bloggers I was fortunate enough to blog alongside with.

Raul Pacheco-Vega, also known as Hummingbird604 on his blog and Twitter, tirelessly blogged for the BC Cancer Foundation and was an inspirational and motivational character who managed to blog for the entire 24-hours without rest.

Rebecca Bollwitt, was also another motivational person at Blogathon. Besides organizing Vancouver’s Blogathon, she also intermittently dropped by on multiple occasions to see how myself and other bloggers were doing. She was also the top Blogathon fundraiser raising over $5000 for the Union Gospel Mission!

Joyce and I are both excited to partake in Blogathon 2010. I hope to see everybody from last year again and look forward to meeting some new people as well.

For anybody who’s not familiar with Blogathon, check out the blog post by Gillian Shaw (from the Vancouver Sun) on her blog Digital Life, on Vancouver’s Blogathon 2009.

Blogathon: Last Status Update

July 26, 2009

This will be the last Blogathon status update till we hit our total of 49 blogs! Or at least I hope this to be the last status update. I would like to dedicate this blog to a few of the bloggers that I’ve met here at Blogathon Vancouver.

Thanks to the three of you and everybody else for making Blogathon a success. Conversation has decayed a bit here in Workspace, but I know that’s because we’re all focusing our 4am brainpower on blogging!

Blogathon 2009

July 3, 2009

Joyce and I will be staying up for 24 hours and blogging every half an hour for the Vancouver Blogathon 2009. Miss604, Rebecca Bollwitt will be hosting a special event on July 25th for Blogathon Vancouver.


If you would like to support our programs, services and the people with developmental disabilities in Vancouver and Richmond, please pledge Joyce and I by sponsoring us. If you don’t have an account with Blogathon, it takes less than a minute to sign-up for one to sponsor us. Don’t worry if you can’t figure out how to sign-up. Simply contact us with your contact info and pledge amount, and we’ll walk you through it or sign up for you. Remember, you get a tax receipt for pledges of $10 or more. Cheques should be made to ‘Developmental Disabilities Foundation’ with a note that says it is a donation.

Please send cash/cheque donations to the attention of Communications at:

#100 – 3851 Shell Road, Richmond, BC.  V6X 2W2

Also, if you’d like a tax receipt, please let us know by email, or send that request with your donation (if mailed). Tax receipts are issued through DDA, and not the Blogathon.

We look forward to your support. Thank you!