Well what can I say! This would have to be one of my most favourite fields trips! A once in a lifetime opportunity! I am so thankful to the people at Canada Running Series for making this happen. All the #STWM Digital Champions and Community Leaders were invited for an exclusive invite only run and tour of Twitter Canada HQ followed by a presentation from Chris Doyle the Director of Media leading Twitter’s partnerships for Canada in TV, sports, news, music, gov and more.
The evening started with me taking the GoTrain and man am I ever thankful I made that decision! There were others that chose to drive and because of awful traffic and collisions on the highway they were not able to fully attend:(
The train got me real close to our secret destination downtown and it was only a short 10min power walk! Turned out to be a nice warm up before the run! Although have you ever tried to walk quickly in Birkenstocks? Its no easy
feet feat and I felt my shins start to tighten up a little! Thankfully I got there early enough to stretch them and change into my runners!
Next up it was a brief welcome from Race Director Alan Brookes and a description of the run and route from Community Leader Willaim Chaupiz from Night Terrors Run. Then we were off!
The run went well at a nice pace (check out my Garmin data Garmin Connect) with a few stops for traffic lights and most importantly photo ops!
When the run was complete and high fives given we moseyed on over to the uber secret location to meet with Chris Doyle. Once inside, the perfect post run spread of food and snacks was waiting for us; bonus! Many of us were meeting each other face to face for the first time so this was a great chance for us to introduce ourselves, mingle and, of course, snap some more pics!
Then it was time for Chris’ presentation!
Chris did an amazing job of presenting some Twitter best practices, his involvement with Twitter Canada’s sports partnerships, and, an introduction to their new app Periscope. Periscope is an app where you can live broadcast any event you like! This is the next level of SM sharing. So now instead of text or picture based post you can now bring people right into your world with sound and video! I am very excited about the future possibilities of this! I can foresee many people broadcasting parts of their #STWM race or even the triumph and reunions at the finish line. The possibilities of this really are endless and subject only to the limits of your imagination!
Next it was time to tour the rest of their office!
Once again thank you to Twitter Canada for inviting us into your home! Thank you Canada Running Series for orchestrating this and accepting me as a digital champion! I’m really looking forward to sharing my first marathon journey and interacting with other #STWM runners!
I wish I could have been there 😦 looked like so much fun. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
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I can’t wait to meet you too Rebecca! 🙂