How to Create a Facebook Event Page

Events is a Facebook feature that lets you organize events, respond to invites, and keep up with what your friends are doing. By creating Facebook events you are able to invite guests, and have them RSVP, all in one really popular place! Most of our friends and family have Facebook, so Facebook Events are a very popular way to get the word out about your events.

To create a private or public event:

  • Click Events in the left menu of your News Feed, under Favourites
  • Click Create at the top, just about in the middle of the page.
  • Click Create Private Event in the drop down menu to choose between a private or public event. You want this to be a public event.
  • Fill in the event name, details, location and time (See below for template fill in information)
  • Click Create

You'll be taken to your event where you can invite guests, upload photos (see below for a banner photo you can use on Facebook), share posts and edit event details. Note: You're not able to change the privacy settings once you've created the event. You will be prompted about this when you create your event.

Details for your Operation Postcard Facebook event

The following details you can use when you create your Facebook Event page. You can just copy and paste the description and pop in your own event details!

Event Name: Operation Postcard {Name of Town}
Location: Choose your location
Date and Time: Choose a time when you think people will be most available. A Sunday afternoon works!
Description: As you are aware, at the beginning of December, the Canadian government mailed postcards to all Canadians, advising electors to go to a website and complete an opinion survey on electoral reform. It appears that Prime Minister Trudeau, and the Minister of Democratic Institutions, Maryam Monsef, are sincerely reaching out to each of us, to fully include our input as they move toward historic change in our voting processes.

Let’s shine the spotlight on the actions we are taking to prove that Canadians want electoral reform. Acting to encourage our elected representatives to make our voting system fair is a big task, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it fun!

Using “Operation Postcard”, we aim to nationally engage Canadians to pitch in and get involved. People from across Canada are gathering in groups, in the spirit of fun and friendship and armed with laptops, tablets and mobile devices, to fill out the postcards together. We encourage you to film, photograph, live-stream, and/or record our ‘survey fill-in parties’, and send those images to local and national media, partner organizations, our MPs, the PM, and Maryam Monsef. The message will be clear to all: “Canadians care about electoral reform, and we’re working together to make it happen!”

No Party? No Problem!
If you can’t attend a party, no worries! Here’s what you can do instead:

  • Write letters to the editor, and ask your contacts to do the same!
  • Ask your contacts to call their elected officials about the issue, and you do the same, whether or not you attend a party
  • Ask your contacts to promise to complete the survey by a specified date, and follow up with them to assist them doing so, and confirm their completion.

How do I invite people to my event?

If you're a host of an event, you can invite your friends to the event. Event creators are automatically listed as hosts.

To invite people to an event that's already been created:

  • Go to the event
  • Click Invite in the top right, below the photo
  • Search for and select friends to invite and then click Send Invites

As an event host, you can choose different privacy settings for who can see, join or invite guests to your event.

How do I upload photos to my event?

To add a main photo for an event as the host:

  • Click Add Event Photo at the top right of the event page.
  • Choose your photo and click Save Changes. Keep in mind that you can't edit the size of a photo after it's been added to an event.

To add more photos or video, go to the event and click Add Photo/Video. If this is a public event, anyone who views the event can see its photos and videos. Photos and videos posted on private events are only visible to people who were invited. Hosts can remove photos or videos from their event.