Jan/Feb – 2018

After our potluck Christmas party in December, the new year started out strong in January.  By the end of February, our club has seen many new guests, speeches, and new members.  Our club president Wes has also welcomed a ‘new member’ to his family – we congratulate him & his wife on the birth of a healthy baby!


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Nov/Dec – 2017

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  As our club wrapped up 2017, we celebrated with a special edition of a Toastmasters meeting: a Christmas potluck party!  There was amazing food, an exciting debate competition, and most of all – great people to celebrate the night … Continue reading

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Recap: Meeting on Oct. 25

The theme of this week’s meeting was “The 4 Stages of Learning New Information”, which was lead by Bob, our Toastmaster for the evening.

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Our speaker this evening was Andrew, who delivered a speech with a purpose of informing the audience of new information using different techniques.

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Theresa lead an exciting Table Topics session, and we had TWO winners! Having a split decision on a Table Topics winner hasn’t happened in a long time – Congratulations to Catarina and Wes on sharing victory.

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Looking forward to the next big meeting, where we will have 3 speakers!


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Positivity and PESTs: October 18th meeting recap

This week, we started the meeting by welcoming a new official member to our club, Magda.  We’re excited to have you here Magda!  Can’t wait to hear your first speech.


Des was our Toastmaster for the night, and began the meeting by encouraging us to focus on the positive, believing ‘you are are enough’.


Our first speaker for the night was Catarina, who walked us through a process for solving challenging problems.  This framework can be used for many things, including how to start a business, or whether to stay with a boyfriend!


Our second speaker of the night was Bob, who talked about the power of your frame of mind, and how he had a “perfect flight”.  With multiple major flight delays, it was a happy flight where he made great new acquaintances.


Olga lead an exciting Table Topics session where we heard about many different types of “firsts” in peoples lives.  The winner was our guest Frederica, who won for her second time! We heard about her first time communicating with people who spoke a different language in Greece.


Looking forward our next meeting on October 25th, with speeches from Adrian and Andrew.


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Laughter, Portland, and Spaghetti Squash: Meeting Recap of October 11

John K. was our honourable toastmaster for the evening, and kicked off the meeting with a joke, reminding us that laughter is the best medicine.  We wish him best of luck in the next round of humourous speech competitions, as he recently won our internal club competition three weeks ago!

Heidi was our first speaker, who talked about her adventures in Portland.  She convinced the audience to visit “The City of Roses” to try delicious hand-roasted coffee, taste a variety of craft beer, and eat very strange donuts in the shape of voodoo dolls.  Definitely an interesting place to visit!

Next, we had a full round of Table Topics, lead by Andrew.  He had numerous participants tell funny stories about strange fruits and vegetables.  We learned the names of a few interesting and uncommon legumes.

Wes provided evaluations for each participant, and the winner of the Table Topics session was Camila!  She gave a detailed account of how to use spaghetti squash for cooking and her ‘beauty’ routine.  Congratulations Camila!

See you all for another great meeting on October 18th!  Our lineup of speakers includes Bob and Catarina, and we’re excited to hear what they have prepared.


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