(photo by Elise Lowes)
a group of over 150 people perform FLASH MOB FOR HAITI at Metrotown on Jan 23, 2010
Wise & poetic Sharelle said it best: “I didn't even realize it was on my "bucket-list" until I was doing it.”
...doing what, you ask? Flash mob, people : FLASH MOB!!!! More specifically? Flash mob for Haiti.
Geoff Stewart had been planning a flash mob for awhile; I still remember the day I was sitting in Sandy’s office, admin-ing my way through the hour, when Geoff came bounding in and proudly announced his fabulous idea. Obviously, I was on board immediately! The instant the dates for practice and go-time were set in stone, they were in my calendar. I labeled the days bright blue for Don’t Forget! and typed FLASH MOB!!!! in all caps – my font and punctuation were anticipating the event nearly as much as I was (nearly).
We had our first practice and were set to go for our second (and then to perform) – and on the Tuesday of that week, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake. Geoff realized that we had a sweet opportunity to do something more. So, what started out as Flash Mob turned into Flash Mob for Haiti.
At 1:53pm a couple weeks ago, the earthquake shook Haiti. At 1:53pm this past Saturday, we danced. The red flags we carry in the video (thrown at end) represent the Haitian flag.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1) Watch the video! Lots!!! We are looking for corporate sponsors to step up and donate per view, with all proceeds going to Haiti.
2) Become a corporate sponsor! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Without further ado, here is the video link. - enjoy! (and remember, we are not professional dancers, lol)
update: here's a news article about the flashmob! from the Peace Arch News!
also, be sure to check out www.flashmobforhaiti.wordpress.com for more info on what we did & why, and how you can get involved!