Oh, the social media generation. How I love thee. How I hate thee. How I love to hate thee. This1 industry is slowly taking shape before our eyes and for the first time in the history of new industries we are able to watch it in virtual-real-time, on a global scale. It’s exciting. It’s terrifying. It’s just plain awesome.

DefineTO is an event inspired by a huge, twitter-festival that was celebrated globally -more specifically at the Fifth Social Club- last year where a certain fragileheart2 you may know won the first ever Nat&Marie Karaoke Twidol3. Beating out worthy opponents like Sean Ward, Michael Nus and so many more. Yup. It was glorious. I wore blue. I may wear blue again this year, who knows!

The aim is to celebrate those who are redefining what it means to be passionate, ambitious and successful while doing what this generation does best: Support great local causes4. These are the people who refuse to accept previous generations’ rules about what it takes or means to be successful5.

Last year $18,000 was raised for The REMIX Project. I sure hope we can beat that amount this year. The REMIX Project provides a helping hand to those who need it the most, they did such a great job of writing about what they do on their website I couldn’t dream of rephrasing it:

The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities. Our programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education; The REMIX Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. Our mission is to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.

The venue, The Fifth Social Club, is fantastic for such a night; not only because it can hold so many people. The layout, aesthetics6, the secret back-room where the karaoke twidol competition was held last year. Ah memories.

I’ll stop jibber-jabbering now and give you the details you need to make sure you can attend this awesome event and support the boys and girls of the REMIX project.

When: Thursday, April 12th starting at 7pm
Where: The Fifth Social Club, 225 Richmond St. W.
Why: To meet the Molson Girls7
How: Click here to buy your tickets NAOW ($20)!

I was going to keep it a secret but there’s no fun in that, so I’ll answer your question before you even ask: I will be putting in my name for the Karaoke Twidol Lottery and will be summoning all the forces I can so that my name gets picked. It’s $5 to enter your name. Wanna take me on? Twidol entry tickets can be purchased on the same eventbrite page as listed above.


Photo stolen from Chris Luckhardt Photography‘s flickrstream8.

How do you define yourself?

Footnotes:
  1. new[]
  2. please tell me you know more than one[]
  3. Thank you Melissa Etheridge[]
  4. like The REMIX Project[]
  5. hopefully while still taking note of the important lessons we’ve learned from said generation’s mistakes[]
  6. of the lounge and the staff[]
  7. oh wait, had I not mentioned that before? *grin*[]
  8. also, if you complain about the photo being too small it means your penis is small. If you don’t have a penis, then I’m right! HA![]