Outdoor Meeting this Wed June 29

Get ready for a breath of fresh air….

This week’s meeting will be held outdoors along the waterfront! Experience Toastmasters amid the unique sights and sounds of the harbour — airplanes, seagulls, party boats and more.

Waterfront Amphitheatre, located mid-way along the waterfront trail between Spadina and Bathurst, overlooking the water in front of the Music Garden.

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From Spadina and Queens Quay West, head west along the water until you find the ramp leading down to the theatre space.

From Bathurst and Queens Quay West, head east along the water.

There are also stairs and a wide path leading from the Martin Goodman bike trail on Queens Quay West directly towards the theatre space.


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The lower theatre space can be accessed via a ramp on the west side.

BYOP: Bring your own pens and paper!
This meeting will also be, for the most part, paperless. If you have a role, please bring your own pen and paper, and a surface for writing notes.

Call our Sgt. of Arms James: 647-773-1858
or incoming President Be: 647-887-1624

See you at the water!

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Year in Review — June 22 Meeting Recap

01 Mark June 22

How often do you check in on your progress?

Our Toastmaster Mark encouraged us to do away with Jan 1st resolutions and instead hold July 1st mid-year reviews. Which is also a good time to shake off the Deochi (“evil eye”), a Romanian superstition vividly described by Cristina, and hold a Christmas in July-themed get together, pitched to us by Karoline. Finally, Be took us back to her homeland of Vietnam with the inspiring tale of a fisherman who never gave up!

Congrats to LVTM alumni and former president René for winning a pitch-themed Table Topics.


TONIGHT @ 7pm !!!
Amsterdam Brewhouse, 245 Queens Quay West

It will be a night of food, drinks, and celebration! Be there for the presentation of awards (‘Toastmaster of the Year’, ‘Most Improved’, and more), toast the new Executive Team, meet LVTM alumni and members from other clubs, drink and be merry!

Arrive at 7pm to get your spot. Guests are welcome!


We’ll be holding a special outdoor meeting in the Music Garden (right next to our usual venue). Exact location will be announced on Tuesday.


02 Cristina June 22

03 Karoline June 22

04 Be June 22

View the video of Be’s CC#10 speech:


05 Table Topics June 22

06 Sushi June 22


For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

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Toast! — June 15 Meeting Recap

01 James June 15

It was a night of toasts!

For good reason, of course, because two of our longest-serving members completed a major milestone in their Toastmasters journey: completing their 10th and final Competent Communicator speech!:)

After our Toastmaster James led a toast to the members of honour, we got to see them in action. Mohammed gave us a heartfelt speech on the trials and treasures of parenthood, bringing some of us to tears. Mark then gave his best TED Talk pitch on how we should all take risks to achieve ‘Mark’s Meaning of Life’. Our guest Lalo then took a toast-filled Table Topics hosted by Cristina.


02 Mohammed June 15

03 Mark June 15

See the kind of ovation you’ll get when you complete your CC#10:


04 TT June 15

05 Sushi June 15


Mark will be our Toastmaster, and we’ll hear speeches from Cristina, Karoline, and Be’s CC#10!!!!!

For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

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Get outside of your comfort zone! — June 8 Meeting Recap

Want to feel more confident and creative?

Reaching outside of your comfort zone will help get you there, according to our Toastmaster Maria. In her Icebreaker Speech, Jill shared three important lessons she learned this year. Bob told a story of the richest man who put his treasures toward the betterment of the society, and Andrew shared a humorous air travel tale of lost baggage and his unsuccessful (but hugely entertaining) attempts to claim it.

Congrats to Arash who won Table Topics with the account of his misfortunes using a popular dating app.







James will be our Toastmaster, and we’ll hear speeches from Mohammed and Mark (both CC #10!!!).

For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

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Elections! — June 1 Meeting Recap

01 John June 1


After our Toastmaster John inspired us to step up and make an impact with the story of his eventful 5th year in high school, the night only got better. Arash encouraged us to build the right support network and follow our (YouTube!) dreams, while Karoline rallied us with her own personal ‘step-up’ story. Finally, Maria led an election pitch Table Topics, won by our guest Kate!

And of course, the 2016/17 Executive Team was elected! These inspired members will lead Liberty Village Toastmasters over the next year:

President – Be
VP Membership – Silvio
VP Education – Wes
Assistant VP Ed / Secretary – Maria
VP Public Relations – Mark
Treasurer – Mohammed
Sgt. of Arms – James

Congrats! Pics of the new team below!


02 Arash June 1

03 Karoline June 1

04 Table Topics June 1

05 James June 1

James, Sgt. of Arms

06 Mohammed June 1

Mohammed, Treasurer

07 Mark June 2

Mark, VP Public Relations

08 Maria June 1

Maria, Assistant VP Ed / Secretary

09 Wes June 1

Wes, VP Education

10 Silvio June 1

Silvio, VP Membership

11 Be June 1

Be, President

12 New Exec June 1

The 2016/17 Executive Team

13 Kate June 1

14 Meeting June 1

15 Sushi June 1


Maria will be our Toastmaster, and we’ll hear speeches from Jill, Bob, and Andrew!

For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

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