Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

December 06, 2014 12:48 ET

Social Media Breakfast AFTERNOON Calgary #59 - 3:00 PM - 5:00PM, Sunday, December 14, 2014 - The Golden Age Club

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2014) - Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) is pleased to announce the December 2014 Event:

Celebrate the Toy Drive Close with Special Guest Buck Shot!

This year Melrose, 101.5 FM Kool FM, The Peak 95.3 FM and Northland Kia are partnering to spread the spirit of Christmas by running a toy drive to help local charity, The Magic of Christmas.

Donation not required to attend - please help SMByyc as we join Melrose as they CLOSE their Christmas toy drive.

If you have not yet donated to this worthy charity this is your last chance to bring a present and enter the draw. If you are wondering what kind of present - they charity is short of gifts for teens, older kids and adults.

As an added bonus, each individual who donates to this campaign will be awarded a ballot and entered into the Melrose & Molson Canadian Giving Tree promotion.

On Sunday, Dec.14th at this event, Melrose will draw names and 40 lucky contestants that donated a gift during the toy drive (Nov.21st thru Dec.14th) will receive Christmas Dinner for 2 and a chance to pick 1 of 40 items from the giving tree. 1 lucky winner will get a 1 year lease on a Kia Soul EX for 2015 (some stipulations apply).

The Magic of Christmas is a local charity that works with the City of Calgary's social services and the Calgary Police Service to ensure that children living in despair are not left out during Christmas. Every Christmas Eve, the Magic of Christmas staff load up Calgary Transit buses with toys and they drive across the city to visit homes and hospital rooms to bring joy to children's lives.


Buck Shot Joins Santa to create MAGIC @SMByyc59!

If you are not able to attend, follow and join in on the @SMByyc discussion via #SMByyc59.
Or watch a social wall at SMByyc59_TagBoard.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at SMByyc59

About the Event

This is our first ALL AGES event! Please join us at 3:00 pm at the Golden Age Club. Melrose is donating pizza, Jelly Modern Donuts will have some treats for you, and @donnamct will make sure the dessert table is full!

Santa will be in the house. Bring your cameras (make sure they are CHARGED!) and be ready to share your Christmas wish with him!

At 4:00 PM we will welcome our Special Guest - Buck Shot! Bring your questions - he will be happy to answer them. We are honoured to be one of the final audiences that he will play for before he officially retires at the end of 2014.

After his performance, he will be happy to provide photo opportunity for you and of course will be doing autographs!

During the afternoon, Melrose will be taking ALL the entries from each person that has donated a gift to their toy drive… and they will be drawing 40 names. They will be contacting each lucky person to let them know they have won a dinner at Melrose later in the week.

*Remember - if you want to enter this draw - it is NOT to late… bring a gift for the toy drive with you to the Golden Age Club and enter the draw!

Special Guest - Buck Shot

Saturday, November 15th, Calgary Sun posted an article written by Michael Platt about the retirement of this Calgary icon.

"You can't have 16 chickens and no tambourine.

Calgarians will know what that means - at least, those Calgarians who grew up here between the years 1967 and 1997, when a friendly cowboy and a ragged bear named Benny were considered cutting-edge children's entertainment.

For those who remember, suffice it to say that Benny the Bear is leaving town, and Buck Shot and Benny are finally retiring as a duo more than 50 years after Ron Barge and puppeteer Jim Lewis first suited up for the cameras at CFCN television.

"It is the end of an era, and it's a pretty emotional thing - it's going to be pretty hard to get through it," said Barge, better known as Buck Shot."


When: Sunday, December 14th, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Where: The Golden Age Club

Address: 610 - 8th Avenue S.E. (directly WEST of Fort Calgary)

Registration: Please RSVP at SMByyc59

Cost: There is no fee to attend a Social Media Breakfast.

Parking: Street parking in area is FREE on Sunday.




Twitter & Instagram: @MelroseRedMile

Jelly Modern Donuts

Twitter & Instagram: @JellyModern

KAOS - @donnamct

Twitter: @donnamct - @kaosbiz


Golden Age Club

610 - 8 Avenue S.E.

Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M1

Contact: Jessa Arnold

Phone: (403) 262-6342

Twitter: @GoldenAgeYYC


Riverwood Photography

Calgary Custom Portrait and Commercial Photographer

Twitter: @RiverwoodPhoto

Special THANKS to our ongoing event sponsors for their continued support of Social Media Breakfast…

Communications Sponsor: Marketwired
(403) 266-2443
Equipment Sponsor: Matrix Video Communications
(403) 640-4490
Video Sponsor: Calgary Video Creator
Travis Cross
(403) 796-9200
Website Sponsor: Full Blast Creative
Michael Wynn
Website Sponsor: Inkplot Creative
Crystal DeCnodder
Engagement Sponsor: Tweetwall Pro
Cory Chapdelaine
Photography Sponsor: Neil Zeller Photography
Co-Founder: Donna McTaggart

We Invite You To Become A SMByyc Sponsor

For $350, your organization can get some fantastic exposure at the events and online. It is an inexpensive way to get quality back links to your website.

About SMByyc

The SMBYYC houses an open environment to share today's best and worst examples of social media, as practiced by individuals, industries and organizations in Calgary and around the world. Guest speakers share their experience and expertise of social media use, followed by an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded individuals.

Follow @SMByyc

Please follow @SMByyc and the SMByyc Twitter list. This will allow you to connect with all Calgary Social Media Breakfast followers.

Committee Members:

Donna McTaggart: @donnamct

Catherine Saykaly-Stevens: @CatherineNetWeb

Crystal DeCnodder: @Pistol_Crystal

Laura Istead: @DiscoverGreen2

Terry Lo: @calgarydreamer

Gwyn Auger: @magicassistant

Brooke Boser: @BrookeBoser

Jessica Clark: @JemilyClark

James Higgins: @JamesHiggins82

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  • Donna McTaggart


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