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YYC4Haiti raises $35K for Haiti relief

February 4, 2010

CALGARY—Three women, two weeks, with the help of Twitter and the people of Calgary. It all comes together to total $35,000 for Canadian Red Cross Haiti Relief. The YYC4Haiti team is so very pleased to announce it will be presenting a cheque worth almost $35,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Relief. The total becomes $70,ooo with [...]

Twitter endorses YYC4Haiti

January 24, 2010

This just in. Social-media giant, Twitter, has endorsed YYC4Haiti as an official Tweetup, allowing the organizational team to use its logo for promotional purposes. Jon Holden, a.k.a. @holdencalgary, approached Twitter representatives for permission and received the go-ahead late Saturday evening. An email from Sean Garrett approved all use of the Twitter logo. “Good luck,’ he said in his email. It’s [...]

Raising money for Haiti just got sweeter!

January 23, 2010

Sold out in two locations on Friday! Crave Cookies and Cupcakes, a.k.a. the company with the best darn cupcakes anywhere, is on board with YYC4Haiti. The Calgary business, which Tweets at @craveYYC, created a special YYC4Haiti cupcake. The delicious treat comes in a chocolate or vanilla base with white buttercream icing topped with blue and red sprinkles to symbolize [...]

Ace emcee joins YYC4Haiti team

January 23, 2010

The YYC4Haiti team is pleased to welcome Steve Pollard into the fold. Steve is an experienced emcee, who will entertain the Flames Central crowd when the good folks of Calgary take breaks from the NHL pay-per-view game between the Calgary Flames and Phoenix Coyotes. During the day, Steve is the Director of Business Development for Cleanmax. With his [...]

Major donor comes through for YYC4Haiti

January 22, 2010

CALGARY—YYC4Haiti is very pleased to announce a major donor will be providing a $15,000 grand prize for the team’s fundraiser at Flames Central on Thursday, January 28. Strategic Group of Calgary has donated a generous destination package to beautiful Kelowna, B.C., this spring. The prize includes: Four days and four nights at the Okanagan Delta Grand Royal Private [...]

We need your help!

January 21, 2010

Thank you so much for supporting YYC4Haiti! We’re exactly one week away from our big event and we’ve already had an incredible response. So many of you have come forward to offer to volunteer, make donations, or help us in recruiting donors – thank you! Now we want to make this even bigger. Our next step, while we [...]

Spread the word about YYC4Haiti, everywhere!

January 20, 2010

YYC4Haiti is nearing its event day … Thursday, January 28! Here’s another great way to spread the word. We have had great success with the Twibbon and the T-shirts, but now you can print out a poster for your work, home, car or wherever and get everyone in Calgary excited about YYC4Haiti! Half letter size page poster Full [...]

Tragedy spurs group to raise funds for Haiti

January 19, 2010

We are or have been women in the media. We all have stood in awe, and sometimes sorrow, of stories, pictures and video clips, scrolling across our computer monitors as another disaster of natural or human cause devastated hundreds or thousands. We all have, at one point, felt helpless, wishing we could do more. Last week, as we [...]