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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

#HoHoTo reaches it’s goal of $25,000!

@MolsonFerg

On Monday night @MolsonFerg and I attended #HoHoTo at the Mod Club in Toronto — an interactive holiday party for all the “geeks, phreaks, webheads, twitterfiends, techies, media, marketing, and PR types and all their friends” (hohoto.ca).  Seeing that I consider myself one the these “types”, I bought my ticket early and eagerly anticipated a night of holiday cheer with good friends and new friends.  Plus, a HUGE bonus to this event is that all proceeds from the ticket sales, raffle sales, photobooth, etc. go to The Daily Bread Food Bank!

During the week leading up to #hohoto, I had been mentioning it to people at Molson.  To my delight, our Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer, Scott Ewart, heard me go on (and on!) about #hohoto and wanted to help out.  The goal of the campaign was to raise $25,000 (a challenge from Mayor David Miller), and just as Ferg and I were leaving the office for the Mod Club, Scott said that it would be tragic if the event was just short of the goal…so he gave us a license worth $2000 “if we needed it”.  After a quick chat with the organizers the next morning, we topped up the total and #hohoto reached the goal!  $25,000 to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Some of the MANY photos from the night:

@alexaclark, @molsonferg

@alexaclark and @MolsonFerg

#hohoto

Bar skin – so cool (request a song via twitter)

Everything at #hohoto was interactive – it was streamed live to the web and displayed flickr photos, youtube videos and twitter posts. Tweets were posted on huge video screens at the club.

@MolsonFerg, @kasialech, @toniahammer

@MolsonFerg, @kaisalech, me (@toniahammer)

I had a great time at the event as did many others.  Kudos to all the organizers and the attendees for their community and holiday (and party) spirits.

Molson…Proud to Play our Part. Cheers and Happy Holidays!