Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Downtown, waiting for you tonight...

Ok I realize I'm posting twice in one day, but considering how excited I am about this and the fact that my original post for today is quite long enough on its own, I felt a whole new post was in order.

Tonight I'll be attending a launch reception (not sure if it's really classified as a reception but that's what I'm calling it) for a fun new promotion being put on by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. It's called #bigdaydowntown, and I think it's a great way to promote downtown and from the unique perspectives of just some of the amazing writers and commentators we have here. Basically the DHBC is giving 30 bloggers $100 to spend anywhere downtown, however they want, then asking them to write about it (of course!).

I've been following and connecting with some of the other participants on Twitter and I can't wait to read their postings of their Big Day experiences! Some of the activities they are planning sound really fun. There is so much to do in our downtown the sky is really the limit for how you could spend your day, but I love that everyone has their own favourite places to go and their own priorities. Sure, some of us will inevitably visit some of the same places, but each person's "mixture" of experiences will be different and that's pretty cool.

I still feel like a beginner when it comes to all this social media stuff, so I'm still pinching myself that I'm participating in such a cool challenge, and with some of my favourite bloggers and writers in Halifax. I can't wait to meet some of them in person tonight.

I'm not 100% set on my activites for "the big day" and I'm also not sure what exact day I'll be doing it, but I do know that what I'll be doing fits into three categories: Food/Drink, Shopping, and Art/Culture. When I think of downtown and my favourite things about it/why I go there, this is what I think of, so it seems only fitting to try and fit a little bit of each into my big day!

Stay tuned for the report of My Big Day, coming soon to a blog reader near you!

9 comments:

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

I'm really looking forward to the launch party and the whole event! It really is the perfect way to showcase everything that our beautiful downtown has to offer. I can't wait to hear everyone's ideas and how they're gonna to spend the $100.00!

-Lynn

Kim said...

That's so exciting!

Mine would involve: Yoga or Pilates, a dinner at Niche when they have jazz playing, and with anything leftover, shopping!! What are the boundaries of "downtown"? Does Spring Garden Rd. count? Because lululemon would claim a lot of my $100 if that was the case.

Kim Humes said...

Kim - I LOVE Niche! Great food and atmosphere. Great idea! Unfortunately we can't do Spring Garden bc they have their own separate business association - you have to stick to Brunswick Street and down. I think they said something about a Round #2, so I would keep your eyes open - perhaps you will get the chance to participate later!

Silver Strands said...

Loved visiting your blog today!
Xoxoxoxo
Denalee

Krysania said...

This is a really good idea.
I noticed you over at WWEPW, noticed we almost have the same last name and then found out we're from the same place.
Needless to say I'm thoroughly creeped out. xD

Kim Humes said...

Really Kris?! What is your last name? And I assume you mean you're from Halifax? Hmmm interesting...I'm kinda creeped out too lol

Krysania said...

Hume....no S, and yeah Halifax.
The coincidence is kind of freaky.

Kim said...

That's so exciting!

Mine would involve: Yoga or Pilates, a dinner at Niche when they have jazz playing, and with anything leftover, shopping!! What are the boundaries of "downtown"? Does Spring Garden Rd. count? Because lululemon would claim a lot of my $100 if that was the case.

Krysania said...

This is a really good idea.
I noticed you over at WWEPW, noticed we almost have the same last name and then found out we're from the same place.
Needless to say I'm thoroughly creeped out. xD

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