Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, has officially designated June 30 Social Media Day. Mayor Dean Fortin signed the proclamation after local Social Media Day meet up organizer Paul Holmes petitioned the Victoria City Council. As far as we know, this is the first city to officially proclaim June 30 Social Media Day.
After Mashable announced Social Media Day on June 8 as a day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming social, it has grown to more than 570 meet-ups in 91 countries. Thousands of people will be participating in events in their local communities. With the population of approximately 350,000, Victoria has a buzzing social media and technological scene and among other accomplishments, it is the first city in Canada to formulate a Social Media Club chapter. Subsequently, it is the first city to proclaim the June 30 as Social Media.