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Friday, June 23, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (MDT)

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Social Media Breakfast Calgary #89
8:30 am – 10:30 am, Friday, June 23, 2017
Bow Valley College (NORTH CAMPUS)


Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) Presents
#SMByyc89  When Tragedy Strikes What Should We Do

It feels like the world is on FIRE! Tragic events are exploding on our social platforms. When tragedy strikes our community, our reflex action is to help. But what can we do. What should we say.

As #SMByyc89 supports the family of a recent local tragedy, our conversation will look at how to channel & share our thoughts & look at where to focus our actions.  

Constable Jeremy Shaw  |  @CstShaw

Marcus Jannesson
Julie Van Rosendaal  |  @dinnerwithjulie

The family of
Nicholas Ozoechi Nwonye has been left devastated. If you wish to donate more than the fee charged thru registration…  please check out the Go Fund Me page that has been set up.
Nicholas was a student at Bow Valley College. The have generously offered space to us.

Copied from Calgary Herald – June 5, 2017
Nicholas Ozoechi Nwonye was a kind person who, even in the briefest of moments, left an indelible impression.

That’s how those who knew the victim of Friday’s deadly CTrain platform stabbing are remembering the 46-year-old father of three — killed in an attack police say was random and unprovoked.

“He was just such a treat to have there,” said Rhonda Hersak, an instructor at nearby Bow Valley College, where Nwonye was enrolled in the school’s practical nursing program. 

“(He was) a very kind, empathetic individual. He smiled all the time.”

Indeed, Nwonye was on his way home from Hersak’s lecture hall when the deadly attack took place, at 6:45 p.m. on the westbound platform of the City Hall LRT station in downtown Calgary.

Stabbed in the chest and abdomen by a man he’d never met, Nwonye was rushed to hospital, where he later died. 

The man accused in Nwonye’s death was caught by police shortly thereafter, arrested as he attempted to flee the scene in an eastbound train. Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Nwonye only recently moved to Canada with his wife and three children from Nigeria, and was only four weeks into his studies when he died. 

Hersak remembered Nwonye as a deeply spiritual man whose faith formed a large part of his life.

Being the only male in the class, Nwonye brought a unique insight, Hersak said — laughing as she described him being responsible for the creation of some “pleasant controversy” during in-class discussions. 

Despite only being a student for a short time, Hersak said Nwonye made a definite impression, both on his fellow students and the faculty. 

“He had an impact. He had a really big impact in the classroom,” she said.

“He will be missed in the classroom. I know this for a fact.”

Nwonye’s classmates have organised a GoFundMe campaign to help the family. To contribute, visit




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If you are not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion @SMByyc via #SMByyc89.

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About the Event

When:          Friday, June 23, 2017

Time:           8:30 AM to 10:30 A.M.

Where:         Bow Valley College (NORTH CAMPUS)
332 – 6th Avenue S.E.  |  Calgary, AB  |  T2G 4S6
2nd Floor, Room N231

Parking:       Street parking subject to City of Calgary parking rates
*Email will be sent to everyone that RSVPs w/ more parking info

Location:     MAP  



Venue Sponsor:  Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College is committed to improving the educational and career opportunities for our learners. We believe in providing an educational experience that is relevant, leading-edge, flexible, and focused on the needs of our learners. Education is more than just what happens in a classroom — it is about life-long learning and being meaningful contributors to our diverse communities

Wherever you are in life, BVC offers the programs, service, and flexibility you need to reach your goals faster.


Twitter:        @BowValley
Facebook:  /BowValleyCollege
Instagram:   @bowvalley

Breakfast Sponsor:  Julie Van Rosendaal
In Julie’s words… I’ve been cooking ever since, and now I get to write about it and talk about it on the radio. After opening a bakery with my husband, Mike, back in the nineties, I got tired of getting up at 2am and after closing the bakery published my first cookbook, One Smart Cookie, back in 2000. Since then I’ve written 7 best-selling cookbooks, with an eighth scheduled to release this spring. I’m one of the new generation of Best of Bridge ladies (a story in itself) along with two of my BFFs, Sue and Elizabeth. I’ve had a food column on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One for the past ten (!!) years. I write for newspapers and magazines across the country, I’m the food editor of Parents Canada (based in Toronto) and the contributing food editor for Western Living (based in Vancouver), but what I enjoy most is getting to hang out here and share what I cook in my own kitchen in Calgary, where I live with my husband, Mike, and ten year old son, Willem. And of course our big black dog, Lou.


Twitter:        @DinnerWithJulie
Facebook:   /dinnerwithjulie
Instagram:   @dinnerwithjulie
Pinterest:     @dinnerwithjulie



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Friday, June 23, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (MDT)

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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.


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


Equipment Sponsor:  Matrix Video Communications
(403) 640-4490   |   @MatrixVideoMVCC 

Sponsor:  SOS Charging Solutions
Joel Olandesca   |
(587) 755-9355   |   @TakeChargeSOS 

Sponsor:  Empower Media
DJ Perez   |   |   @EmpowerMediaTV 

Sponsor:  Abtek Web Design
Re Carlson   |   |   @AbtekWeb  

Sponsor:  Bourbon & Honey
Brittany Brander   |   @BrittanyBrander 

Sponsor:  The Social Page   |   @TheSocialPage 

Co-Founder:  KAOS
Donna McTaggart   |
   |   @kaosbiz


Interested in Sponsoring a Social Media Breakfast?
For reasonable fee your organization can get some fantastic exposure at the events and online.  It is an inexpensive way to get quality back links to your social networks.

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.

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


SMByyc Team Members: 
Donna McTaggart@donnamct
Rachel Clark:  
Debbie Laval:  
Wanda Baker:  @WandaBaker_
Kelly Hipkin:  
Corinne Ofstie:  
Erin Van Horn:  @VanHornSMC
Art Proctor:  @ajproc

To add your name to mailing list:
Please visit our website at
(You will receive email with a link to the SMByyc Press Release to RSVP)

For more information, contact:
Donna McTaggart @SMByyc

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