What up! How many of you know that Star Wars Day is May 4 every year - May the Fourth Be With You?
For many years, it was something that people wrote on each other's social media walls - May the Fourth Be With You!
in 2011, I had the idea that Star Wars Day was going to one day be a big deal with events all over the world... and if I put together a Star Wars Day party in my hometown of Toronto, Canada, it would be the case forevermore that the first Star Wars Day party in the world was in Toronto. We had costume and trivia contests, and screened a selection of the best fan films and parodies at the (since closed) Toronto Underground Cinema. In 2012, the event was back with celebrity guests and awesome prizes.
Every year we get another wave of requests for interviews about the origins of Star Wars Day. After a hiatus, Star Wars Day returned in 2016 at the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto. it was an incredible community and family event, all around our shared passion for all things Star Wars. In the spirit of fandom represented by the 501st Legion, Star Wars Day Toronto is a fan-run non-profit charity fundraiser. Last year we raised $2000 for SickKids Foundation. In 2017, all proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.
I go so crazy about Star Wars Day, and I care so much about Toronto having a huge Star Wars Day tradition, that I I frequently spend my own money on awesome collectibles I come across so that there's amazing prizes for the winners of our Costume Contest and Trivia Game Show. We're even doing a raffle, and one lucky winner is going to win a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas!
Come to Star Wars Day Toronto 2017! Click here for the Facebook event page
May the Fourth Be With You!