Social Media Breakfast #smbyyc75

Today we were invited by SMByyc’s Donna McTaggart to speak about and promote the Culinary Race at the Social Media Breakfast Meeting or SMByyc for short. What is a Social Media Breakfast? Well it starts as a conversation. This conversation carries on throughout the morning between presenters at the meeting, volunteers, attendees and on twitter with both those in attendance and many following along from different Cities. The meetings are so popular the hashtags trend in Canada during breakfast.

Meetings are monthly at revolving locations and include guest speakers who share their experience and expertise. There is always an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded individuals. SMByyc connects the local thought leaders with social media practitioners.

It takes a village to make SMByyc happen and the proceeds from today’s breakfast meeting went to the University of Calgary’s campaign to assist Syrian refugees called the Syrian Refugee Fund. <– Click on the link to learn more about how you can help this great cause.

Donna has grown the social media breakfast into a much anticipated event every month and tickets tend to sellout within hour of being posted. To learn more about social media breakfast check out their website or follow them on twitter @smbyyc.

Thank you to Donna for allowing us to share the details of our race. Check out the hashtags below on twitter to see the many thoughts and photos from today’s meeting.

#smbyyc75 #fakegreenplant #UCalgary50



team wanda and merry
Race Organizers Wanda & Merry at #smbyyc75

What is the Culinary Race?

We’re glad you asked.

On Saturday, June 11th, registered singles, teams of two or groups participate in an all day, City wide race against the clock taking them to all four corners of Calgary.

The first part of the race includes checking into the Calgary Farmers Market and picking up a registration package. From here teams will solve challenging scavenger hunt style clues, questions, teasers or puzzles to determine where they need to go.

Then it’s off to the races literally, to arrive at several locations and perform adventurous tasks with photographs for social media sharing. Books are stamped to confirm the task has been completed and participants race to the next location for more outrageous fun. With several locations scattered all over Calgary, racers will stay on the move as they battle to win first place. The day wraps up at the Italian Centre Shop as winners are crowned and prizes awarded.

Over 30 food related businesses and restaurants are joining in on the fun and each one is a secret location discovered only on race day by registered participants.

The Culinary Race kicks off at 8:30am the Calgary Farmers Market.

The day wraps up at 5pm sharp at the Italian Centre Shop.

Registration opens soon.


Calgary Farmers Market to launch Race

We are pleased to announce the Calgary Farmers Market Calgary Farmers Market is our official launch location for the Culinary Race on June 11th!

We love to shop the Calgary Farmers Market Thursday through Sunday to pick up some locally made items or farm fresh foods. Dropping in for lunch, a coffee or to listen to local entertainment is also a fun adventure when you shop the market and support local.

Registered participants will receive more details on what to expect when they arrive at the Calgary Farmers Market the day of the race!

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