Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

August 12, 2011 12:00 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #21, 8:30 a.m., Friday, August 19th, 2011, Calgary Viper Club

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2011) - The Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC) is pleased to announce Kyle Shewfelt as the August presenter.

This month's topic is:

Inspiring Excellence with Social Media

In this engaging and uplifting presentation, Kyle connects us to our potential for excellence. By sharing some of his adventures (and mis-adventures) through the athletic world and blogosphere, he shows us how social media can play a role in inspiration. It'll make you laugh. It'll make you cry. It'll make you think. It'll make you jumpy clap. Basically, It'll rock your world!

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to RSVP on The second set of seats will be released on Friday, August 12th at 12:00 PM. (Registration will be taken at the event.)

Stay after the discussion to network and share ideas in the realm of social media. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.

Event Information:

Where: Calgary Viper Club, Foothills Stadium, 2255 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta. (Google Map)

When: Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Registration: To register, visit (

Cost: There is no fee to attend Social Media Breakfasts.

About the guest speaker:

Kyle Shewfelt

@kyleshew is a serial optimist who believes in the power of a high five! He is a 3 time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medallist in the sport of gymnastics and was recently inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Retired from competition in 2009, he is now a professional speaker, live event host, broadcaster and performance coach. Kyle is uber passionate about impact and he thinks this world would be pretty rad if everyone loved what they did and felt driven to achieve their ultimate potential. He is an ambassador with @RightToPlayCAN and part of the @awesome_calgary foundation. He can also do a pretty sweet handstand ;) Read Kyle's blog at


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.

The SMB was founded by Bryan Person in August 2007 as an event for social media newbies and experts to come together to eat, meet, share and learn. The breakfast series began in Boston and has now spread to more than three dozen cities around the world. The Calgary chapter of the SMB was started by Scott Baird of McQDesign Strategies.

Follow @SMBYYC

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

We Need Presenters and Sponsors!

If you would like to present, sponsor a future breakfast or just connect, please feel free to contact any of the SMBYYC committee members:

Donna McTaggart @DonnaMcT

Chett Matchett - @chett12, @podiumventures, @binstinctsgroup

Alex Poda - @LexPoda

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Mike Spear - @mikesgene

Roger Kondrat - @west17media, @roger

John Bardos - @smbyyc, @smbyeg @ideaeconomy, @jetsetcitizen

Please Thank Our Sponsors

Our food sponsors this month are:

Alberta Real Estate Association Follow @AREAhub on Twitter. Visit on AREA on Facebook.

Real Estate Council of Alberta Follow @RECA on Twitter. Visit RECA on Facebook.

The venue is provided by Calgary Viper Club.

Special thanks to McQ Design Strategies, Marketwire, Matrix Video Communications and HangarCatFilms for their continued support of SMBYYC.

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