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Montreal Draft Tweetup: Day 1

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I really appreciate all the messages of support for the Montreal Draft weekend. I am grateful to be working with great people: @amandafortier @metricjulie and @kyleroussel .

It was also a thrill to meet passionate hockey fans and friendly, fun-loving people.

Are we having a good time?

Perhaps one photo can give you a sense of what it is like to be in Montreal this weekend.


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Follow the tweetup in Montreal with video from FlyersRule

Thursday, June 25, 2009



Montreal Draft Tweetup Video -- Get there early!

You have been hearing that the Montreal Draft Tweetup is *the* destination for hockey fans this summer. You also know that it will be a weekend full of events and that you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes.

But why take our word for it? Here's the perspective of a hockey fan who is actually making the 'pilgrimage' to Montreal. Read the full story »

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Montreal Draft Tweetup: Prizes from the NHL Foundation


Perhaps you would like to take a closer look at some of the prizes that will be available at the Montreal draft weekend. The generosity of our partner organizations will help to make this a truly memorable event.

Prizes will be awarded during the weekend events but particularly at the Montreal Draft Tweetup on Saturday June 27th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Ye Olde Orchard Bar and Grill, 1189 de la Montagne.

There are many ways to win. There will be draws and contests throughout the afternoon. A paid raffle will be used to determine the winner of two very special prizes with the proceeds going to "Hockey Fights Cancer". If you would like to donate to this worthwhile charity, click here.

Participants of the Fun Ball Hockey Challenge at McGill University will be eligible for a draw for one of the signed NHL caps.

All Habs is truly grateful to Ann Marie Lynch at the NHL Foundation for providing the unique signed hockey merchandise.


Prizes from the NHL Foundation

*Signed merchandise*

  • White cap, NHL logo - signed by the 2008-09 New York Islanders team
  • White New Era cap, NHL logo - signed by Martin Brodeur
  • Montreal Canadiens away jersey - signed by Saku Koivu
  • Tampa Bay Lightning away jersey - signed by Vincent Lecavalier
  • 2009 Eastern Conference All-Star jersey - signed by the Eastern conference all-stars
  • 2009 Western Conference All-Star jersey - signed by the Western conference all-stars
arranged by @umassdilo and @All_Habs

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Draft Tweetup: Prizes from the Montreal Canadiens


The generosity of our partner organizations continues to help make the Montreal Draft tweetup a truly memorable event.

All Habs is truly grateful to Jon Trzcienski and the Montreal Canadiens for contributing a number of books and publications as prizes.


Prizes from the Montreal Canadiens:

  • current issue of CANADIENS magazine (50 copies)
  • Sports Illustrated special hardcover “The Canadiens Century”
  • hardcover copy of “Maurice Richard: Reluctant Hero”

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Montreal Draft Tweetup -- weekend schedule

Tuesday, June 23, 2009



As organizers, we have tried to plan a weekend that will maximize your hockey experience, put you in touch with the best sports fans in the world, and give you a taste of the beautiful city of Montreal.

The weekend begins as hockey fans arrive in Montreal from all over the continent...

Friday June 26

Ye Olde Orchard 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

If you have received ticket confirmation from an organizer of the Montreal Draft Tweetup (@all_habs, @amandafortier, @kyleroussel, @metricjulie) you may pick up your admission pass to the 2009 NHL amateur draft at Ye Olde Orchard, 1189 de la Montagne between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. These are general admission tickets. Doors to the Bell Cente will open at 4:00 p.m. Tickets not picked up by 5:00 p.m. will be forfeited.


Bell Centre 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2009 NHL amateur draft

You are encouraged to tweet the results of the draft on Twitter and post your photos and comments to our official Montreal draft event page at HockeyBarn.com

After the draft, you are invited to join the group for conversation and beverages at a location to be announced.


Saturday June 27

McGill University Athletics Fieldhouse 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Meet at the fieldhouse at 9:45 a.m. Participate in the ball hockey challenge. Equipment (and ability) not necessary. Raffle prize: signed NHL merchandise.


Ye Olde Orchard 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Meet passionate hockey fans like yourself. Watch the draft coverage on the NHL Network. Share the experience virtually with your Twitter followers. Trivia contest. Participate in HockeyBuzz podcast. Raffle prizes: NHL merchandise Paid raffles: East and West conference signed All-Star jerseys (proceeds to Hockey Fights Cancer)


The Atrium

Public skating at the Atrium year-round ice surface. Bring your skates or rent.
Raffle prize: NHL merchandise


Attendees return home having met great friends and made special memories at the Montreal Draft weekend!

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Montreal Draft Tweetup Video -- Get there early!

Monday, June 22, 2009



Posted by Rocket
Video by FlyersRule


You have been hearing that the Montreal Draft Tweetup is *the* destination for hockey fans this summer. You also know that it will be a weekend full of events and that you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes.

But why take our word for it? Here's the perspective of a hockey fan who is actually making the 'pilgrimage' to Montreal.

FlyersRule is packed and ready to make the trek from the land of orange to be with her fellow hockey fans in the city of bleu, blanc et rouge. It promises to be a very memorable weekend.

All Habs has managed to secure FlyersRule as our official 'foreign' correspondent to give a unique glimpse into the event from the vantage point of a new visitor to Montreal. (Who says a Flyers fan and a Canadiens fan can't collaborate?)

After watching the compelling video, if you are convinced that you too must attend the Montreal Draft Tweetup, be sure to RSVP here today!

If you aren't able to join us, make a regular visit to All Habs to share a virtual experience with your friends in Montreal via updates from FlyersRule. If there is anything/anyone you wish FlyersRule to cover/interview in an update, leave her a comment below. Or, just let her know what you think of the video!

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You Could Win Draft Tickets

Friday, June 19, 2009


You would like to go to the 2009 NHL amateur draft but you don't have tickets. What to do? Visit All Habs!

All Habs will be giving away 2 tickets (1 each) to two lucky winners. They are general admission tickets to the Bell Centre for the NHL draft.

To be eligible, you have to be in Montreal and available to go to the draft on Friday June 26th.

(Be sure that you are also planning to attend the Montreal draft tweetup at Ye Olde Orchard, 1189 de la Montagne on Saturday June 27 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

It's easy to enter. Choose one of two ways:

1. Be an All Habs member. On the All Habs website, scroll down until the All Habs Members section appears in the right red section. Click "Follow". All current All Habs members are already entered.

OR

2. On Twitter, send an @ reply to All_Habs. Be sure that you are following All_Habs so that I can DM you if you are a lucky winner.


Contest will close for entries on Sunday June 21, 2009 at 5:00 EDT. Winners will be chosen by random draw and notified on Monday June 22nd. Only the winners will be contacted.

Tickets must be picked up in person at Ye Olde Orchard on Friday June 26th at 4:00 p.m. Tickets not picked up will be forfeited and redistributed.

Good luck!

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Did you pack your skates?


The Montreal Draft Tweetup is an entire weekend of events June 26 - June 28 with something for everyone.

What would a hockey event in Montreal be without a chance to lace up the skates? Even at the end of June? No problem!

The venue is The Atrium / L'Atrium. "In the heart of downtown, bathed in warm light flowing through its magnificent glass dome and dancing on the surface of the indoor skating rink of the prestigious Le 1000 De La Gauchetière, you will find the dream spot to enjoy an outing with family or friends."

Yes, public skating is a family friendly event. Skating expertise is not required. Folding chairs aren't allowed but maybe you will find a friend to lend an arm of support!

So, don't forget to pack your blades. If you prefer, skates can be rented at the Atrium for a nominal fee.

To indicate your interest, simply leave a comment to this post.

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Prizes, prizes, we have prizes!


If you are a regular All Habs reader, you already know that there are many reasons to come to the Montreal Draft Tweetup. Still not convinced? Would you reconsider if you had a chance to go home with one of many special hockey prizes?

We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our partner organizations to help make the Montreal event a truly memorable weekend.

Prizes will be awarded during the weekend events but particularly at the Montreal Draft Tweetup on Saturday June 27th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Ye Olde Orchard Bar and Grill, 1189 de la Montagne.

There are many ways to win. You will get a chance to win something just for RSVP'ing and being present at the tweetup. There will also be draws and contests throughout the afternoon. A paid raffle will be used to determine the winner of two very special prizes with the proceeds going to "Hockey Fights Cancer". If you would like to donate to this worthwhile charity, click here.

All Habs would like to thank the Hockey Hall of Fame, Versus and the NHL for contributing prizes to the event. A very special thank you to Ann Marie Lynch at the NHL Foundation for providing the unique signed hockey merchandise.


Prizes:


The NHL Foundation

*Signed merchandise*

  • White cap, NHL logo - signed by the 2008-09 New York Islanders team
  • White New Era cap, NHL logo - signed by Martin Brodeur
  • Montreal Canadiens away jersey - signed by Saku Koivu
  • Tampa Bay Lightning away jersey - signed by Vincent Lecavalier
  • 2009 Eastern Conference All-Star jersey - signed by the Eastern conference all-stars
  • 2009 Western Conference All-Star jersey - signed by the Western conference all-stars
arranged by @umassdilo and @All_Habs


Hockey Hall of Fame

  • 2 pairs of admission passes
arranged by @kicksavetwenty and @dani3boyz


NHL

  • NHL All-Star Game 2009 Old Time Hockey shirt (2)
arranged by @umassdilo and @All_Habs


Versus

  • Hockey pucks
arranged by @dani3boyz


Sponsor:

Hockeybuzz.com


Partners:

Ye Olde Orchard

McGill Athletics


Delta Centre-Ville


Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

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Take Part in the First Tweetup Hockey Challenge!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Coming to Montreal next week for the Draft Tweetup? You should be because we continue to elevate this "mother of all hockey tweetups with great activities, sponsors and prizes.

No hockey event in Montreal would be complete without playing a game of pick up hockey, even in late June when summer has officially started.

Forget the Stanley Cup finals and ignore salary caps! On Saturday, June 27th, McGill University Athletics has granted us use of their Fieldhouse and equipment to play the first of what will hopefully be many annual Tweetup Hockey Challenges at the annual NHL Entry Draft.

This will be a FUN game, open to guys and girls of ALL skill levels. Essentially, if you have a heartbeat, you can (and should) play! However, space is limited. We're looking for enough recruits to fill 2 teams (11 per team, goalie included). You will not have to bring any equipment with you in your travels except for running shoes, and whatever you want to wear. Equipment such as gloves and helmet are optional, and not required. However if you're like me and can't play hockey without gloves, it would be a good idea to leave some extra room in your luggage for them.

If you choose not to play, you are still encouraged to come be one of the coaches, determine line combinations and, *ahem*, "strategy". We're also looking for a ref who will also moonlight as in-game commissioner (to make trades as he/she sees fit to keep the game evenly matched).

The deal will be sweetened for the winning team, so you do want to score at least 1 more goal than the other side! Who's going to be the Max Talbot of the Tweetup Hockey Challenge?

How to reserve your spot? Don't be shy!

Leave a comment below and let us know if you'll participate as a player, coach or referee. In order to help us stay organized, only by posting here on this blog can you reserve your spot. Twitter posts, or comments left on other blogs, emails, voicemails, fax, snail mail, telegrams, telegraph and morse code will not be accepted.

Thanks to hockeybuzz.com for sponsoring this amazing and unique event!

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Montreal Draft Tweetup welcomes a new sponsor!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The excitement continues to build as we get closer to the 2009 NHL amateur draft and the Montreal draft tweetup weekend. Have you sent your RSVP?



All Habs is pleased to welcome Hockeybuzz.com to the fold as an official sponsor of the Montreal draft tweetup. Hockeybuzz is a collective of bloggers and correspondents from around the league and one of the most popular hockey rumor sites on the net.

There will be a live Hockeybuzzcast Podcast from the Montreal tweetup headquarters -- Ye Olde Orchard Pub -- at 3pm, on Saturday June 27th. Drop by and visit. Give your opinions of the draft selections and any of the potential blockbuster trades that may happen on draft weekend.

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Draft Tweetup: Are you coming to Montreal?

Friday, June 12, 2009



Are you coming to Montreal?

  • Perhaps you want the chance to meet fellow hockey fans from across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Or it could be your opportunity to visit the beautiful, vibrant and romantic city of Montreal.
  • Maybe you will be one of the lucky few attending the NHL amateur draft in person, watching the likes of John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Victor Hedman, Brayden Schenn, or Evander Kane being selected by your favorite team.
Whatever your reason, you probably know that attending a hockey event in Montreal is like no other around the league. This is a rare chance.

Fans who trek to Montreal to watch their favorite team play the Canadiens universally report that there is something different and palpable about how hockey is embraced in this city. Montreal is the mecca for hockey fans. Special things happen in the city that is home to 24 Stanley Cup winning teams.

Similarly this will be an opportunity to attend a hockey tweetup like no other. Loyal, passionate and knowledgeable hockey fans will get together to meet, enjoy, and follow day two of the 2009 NHL amateur draft.

For those already living in Montreal, it is your chance to meet with hockey fans and bloggers from across the continent.

The Montreal Draft Tweetup headquarters will be Ye Olde Orchard Pub and Grill. Ye Olde Orchard is a friendly Celtic Pub located on the first floor of a beautiful downtown heritage building within walking distance of the Bell Centre.

Other draft weekend events include a fun road hockey challenge playing at McGill University and skating on the year-round ice at the Atrium.

You'll even have a chance to win hockey prizes from the Hockey Hall of Fame, NHL Foundation, Versus and others.



If you haven't yet signed up, do so today before it's too late!


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Want to be part of Hockey History?

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Montreal Draft Tweetup


All Habs will be hosting a Tweetup in Montreal for the NHL amateur draft. This is a unique opportunity for passionate fans from all over the continent to come together to network and celebrate hockey. Besides Montreal, there are confirmed attendees from Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Detroit, Tampa and San Jose.




Events will take place on Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27.


Partnerships

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and Delta – Centreville have established special Tweetup rates for our out-of-town attendees.

Check out their reduced rates and information about the great city of Montreal.

The Hockey Hall of Fame and the NHL have provided prizes.

The NHL has provided a limited number of tickets to the draft.


Schedule of Events

Friday June 26

Bell Centre – 2009 NHL Amateur Draft (tickets are limited)

Saturday June 27

McGill University – Fun hockey challenge

Downtown location – Montreal Draft Tweetup

Atrium – Group Skating (family event)



See you there! Register today!!



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NHL Pleased to Officially Support the NHL Draft Tweetup in Montreal

To the good folks organizing the NHL Draft Tweetup in Montreal - @all_habs, @amandafortier, @kyleroussel, @metricjulie, et al - I am pleased to tell you that the National Hockey League is committed to officially supporting your wonderful effort at this “tentpole event” and we’ll do what we can to make a nice event even better.

As an initial gesture of the NHL’s support, I have sent to @all_habs some complimentary general admission tickets to the NHL Draft.

I also have shipped up some wristbands and a few goodies to be given out.

We intend to be as supportive as possible, and so I hope to assist even further as we get closer to the event.

Good luck! And thanks again for your support of the NHL! (or is it LNH?)

Mike DiLorenzo, @umassdilo

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