BC Métis Federation Hits Social Media Record

(Vancouver, BC) – BC Métis Federation continues to make communication a key ingredient for success within the organization. Significant efforts are made each week to share up to date information about the organization and policy issues of substance that are relevant the Métis people throughout BC and Canada.

BC Métis Federation hit a new record over the August long weekend as the BC Métis Federation facebook page reached a new milestone with 6000 likes. The BC Métis Federation facebook page is used to compliment the BC Métis Federation website and was at 1000 likes only this past January. In 6 months 5000 more people, majority British Columbians, have joined the BC Métis Federation facebook page. The BC Métis Federation facebook page is now the largest Métis social media following in Canada and the organization is very proud of this accomplishment.

The 6000 followers are primarily from the following locations:

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Prince George
  • Kelowna
  • Surrey
  • Kamloops
  • Winnipeg
  • Plus a number of other locations

The majority of our followers are female 64% to 36% male and there is an equitable age group distribution following the page. For example the 64% of women following the page are composed of the following age groups:

  • Ages 13-17 ~ 3 %
  • Ages 18-24 ~ 7 %
  • Ages 25-34 ~10%
  • Ages 35-44 ~ 14%
  • Ages 45-54 ~ 14%
  • Ages 55-64 ~ 10%
  • 65 and Over ~ 5%

BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated; “Thank you to everyone who has joined the BC Métis Federation sharing news, stories, and authentic Métis culture. We believe our success has been created by the lack of information generally from other Métis organizations who do not understand the needs of our communities. This is an amazing success and another sign of the growing popularity of the BC Métis Federation.”

BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry concluded; “We not only reached 6000, our facebook page is almost at 6100 already only days later. The fact is people want timely information and BC Métis Federation is proud to provide that much needed perspective and information for the public to review and form their opinions. The BC Métis Federation page supports information sharing throughout the social media networks and our facebook page is reaching approximately 40,000 people per week and people are following us with great interest. Cultural events and thought provoking articles are the most read by the social media followers. Clearly information and knowledge are power and people deserve to have all facts and perspectives. All I can say is thank you to everyone, what an achievement.”

To join the BC Métis Federation facebook page go to https://www.facebook.com/BCMetis.

For more information about the BC Métis Federation please go to www.bcmetis.com.

Media Inquiries:
Keith Henry
BC Métis Federation
#300-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
Office 1-604-638-7220
Cell 1-778-388-5013
Email k.henry@bcmetis.com
You can now follow BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry on twitter @keithhenry

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