Division A & B Laugh Off LOL Festival

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LOL?  Yes, Laughing Out Loud.... A Laugh Off Festival! Against Division B. Division B will bring their four (4) best speakers to “laugh off” Against our four (4) best Division A-Speakers.



  • Date: THURSDAY, OCT 24TH 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Admission: $10.00 PER PERSON Before October 16 | $15.00 at the Door | First Come, First Served Only 150 Seats
  • Refreshments will be served

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Here is a sneak peak at the Division B presenters:

Patricia Williams BPatricia has been a Toastmaster for 3 years. She is a Business Operations Analyst at the Region of Peel, and is currently the President of the Region of Peel Toastmasters Club. She loves rock concerts and fast cars.





Dennis Bartel DTM CDennis joined Hershaw Toastmasters in Oct of 2007, achieving his DTM on December 8th, 2017. He has competed in all four contest types at club, area, becoming the Division B 2017 Humorous Speech Contest Champion, and Division B 2015 Table Topics Champion. Dennis has received the 2009-2010 District 86 President of the Year, 2014 & 2018 Spirit of District 86 Award, and 2017-2018 Publicist of the Year  Award. He also served as the District 86 Webmaster from 2010 to 2016 and as the 2016-2017 Public Relations Manager. Along with Sue Hopcroft Co-Founded Brampton Talks Toastmasters. Dennis also designed the District 86 10-year logo, Toastmasters Flag for the 2017 Spring Conference, and various conference logos and printed programs. He has served as club President 3 times. 


Tuula Redditt DTM BTuula started her Toastmaster journey in November of 2006. Working as a digital media and fine artist for Atlantis Aerospace in Brampton they chartered a corporate toastmaster club. Since then the company closed and the club continued as a public club changing the name to Speak to Inspire Toastmasters in Brampton. Tuula received her DTM award in 2013 and the District 86 Spirit Award in 2015. She is the District 86 Blogmaster and newsletter editor and continues to support the conference committee with graphics and program support. 



Cal Lockhart DTM BCal has been retired since May, 2000 and has been a Toastmaster since May, 2012. He has been a member of two clubs for most of that period and is currently a member of his home club "Speak to Inspire". His 2nd club is "Brampton Alpha" and his 3rd club is "Raisng Champions Advanced Toastmasters. He has had the honour of serving as VPE for 4 terms between clubs. In addition he served for two terms as Sergeant At Arms for Medix Toastmasters (now Brampton Alpha). Cal has also served as a new Club Mentor for Citi Orators TM and was area 34 Director in 2018-19. He was awarded a DTM in July of 2019.


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Colleen Charland, DTM PM4
North Bay & Area Toastmasters

Toastmasters Tribune

High Performance Leadership

The High Performance Leadership Project continues to take our Toastmasters program to new levels by expanding our leadership skills into the public eye. David Lozowsky did just that by embarking on spreading the news about Toastmasters to the public.

14 members from 7 different clubs pitched in to help publicize Toastmasters in Brampton at the Downtown Farmers market on September 14th 2019. We distributed 500 color trifold pamphlets. This was a great opportunity for clubs to talk about their clubs and draw in new members. The lovely collage below has glimpses of this event.


Top Left to Right: David and Mayor Patrick Brown | Pam from Hershaw accepting the flyers to distribute | Michael from Brampton and Dharmesh from Brampton Talks ready to promote their clubs 
Bottom Left to Right: Felicia from Speak to Inspire excited to be speaking with someone | Matthew from Rogers Park listening to a prospect

Speak to Inspire TM Pizza Picnic

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What a fantastic day we had at Chingacousy Park on Aug 21st at noon. This is our club's 3rd annual picnic in the park and this year we had a bonus gift certificate ($50 Pizza party gift certificate) from District 86 for recieving 5 new members in May and June. Congratulations everyone for your hard work. Not only was the weather amazing we had members from our area's clubs attend and many other visitors. Thank you everyone for the delicious food and speeches. Our club knows how to put on a celebration with so many education awards. 

  • Cal Lockhart was presented with his DTM pin and ACG award
  • Phil Coakley recieved his ACG pin
  • Gerry Phillips received his CC pin and presented his ice breaker speech called 'In The Beginning'
  • Tuula Redditt received her MS level4 certificate
  • Adebanjo Owoaje received his LD Level 1 certificate
  • Our club was also presented with our home od Area Director Ribbon by Firdaus Walele our Area Director

Keep up the great work and we have an amazing start to becoming distinguished again after a Presidents Distinguished Year.

Your Truly Tuula Redditt DTM, MS 4
STI Toastmasters VP Membership 2019-2020

The World Championship of Public Speaking Live Stream

Join Us To Watch 'The World Championship' Live Stream

Be a confident speaker, build a better you!
Watch Toastmasters from around the world vie to be the World Champion of Public Speaking!

Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in a contest. Watch contestants from all over the world deliver 5 to 7 minute  speeches that are evaluated by a panel of experienced Toastmasters. After a year of competing in club, area, division, district, region and semi/final competitions, these contestants have advanced for the chance to be the World Champion of Public Speaking.

  • Presented by: Brampton Talks Toastmasters Club
  • Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2019
  • Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Location: Brampton Library | Four Corners Branch | 65 Queen Street East |  Brampton | ON | L6W 3L6
  • Register on Eventbrite Fee is $10
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Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters Celebrates

Special Event – Friday July 12, 2019


This past Friday I had the pleasure of attending a special event at Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters (I was invited by Roger Caesar :). The evening included the club officer induction ceremony, and keynote speaker, Joel Dawson Business Consultant, (bottom left), also former world champion semi-finalist (close friend of Rogers), who came all the way from Louisiana and gave a resounding speech that emotionally moved the audience.

Joel Dawson Business Consultant, brought a surprise with him. He presented Elham Paripour (bottom right) with her DTM Medal, the highest honour you can receive in Toastmasters. Thank you Joel for teaching us that when you raise the level of yourself, you raise the level of your life. Thank you for allowing us to share in Elham Paripour celebration. And thank you for living out the true meaning of being a friend!

What an amazing evening, there was incredible energy in the room, it was an honour to be amongst a group of Advanced Toastmasters who are truly Champions, and know how to have Fun!!

Susan Chhina, Div. B, Area 33 Director

OTM Oakville Toastmasters Open House & 2nd Charter Anniversary Celebration

OTM Oakville Toastmasters Open House
Own the Moment (OTM) Oakville Toastmasters held a very successful multi-purpose meeting event on June 20th, at St Simon’s Anglican Church (McKay Hall), 1450 Litchfield Road, Oakville, ON L6H 5P4. It was billed as End of Year (EOY) Open House & 2nd Charter Anniversary Celebration. Attendance included a total of 55 participants (19 Club Members, 27 Guests, and 9 children). 

The planning started more than a couple of months ago, under the watchful direction of President Sasha-Li Chinloy (Incoming Area 83 Director) & Team. Most Club Members were on deck, either during the planning, implementation and execution of our extravaganza event. This very much contributed to enhance the friendship and team spirit that permeate throughout our members, who are coming from diverse background and professional affiliation. It is expected that the incoming Club Executives will be conducting a Lessons Learned Exercise to further improve on an already successful event and experience.

The Meeting Agenda had all the aspects of a regular meeting, namely Prepared Speeches, Table Topics (where a trio of children participated), and Evaluation sections. In addition, there were recognition for new Members (10 since May 1st); recognition for Members who achieved Educational Awards, and recognition for Club Executives 2017-2018 for having a perfect 7 out of 7 training record during the summer and winter sessions.
The Speech Section included 3 Speakers, at different juncture of their Toastmasters Journey:
• Novice Toastmaster Jolanta Gromadzki: How I enriched My Life.
• Guest Speaker Annie Bai, DTM: The Winner is …
• Josephine Mballa, completing CC: How Can I Help You?
Games and Entertainment Chair Jenny Ngo kept all participants busy with two games, where even the children can participate! The first game is to guess the number of stars in a jar. The second game is to throw dart arrow to the bullseye. The winner is the one with the dart landing nearest the bullseye.
Food & Beverage Chairs Rosanne Garrido and Jolanta Gromadzki sustained us during the 2-hour plus event. Three items greatly enhanced the appeal and success of the Special Event:
• HLN Cogeco Video Presentation - Elora Taylor and Elvis Gregov
• Professional sound equipment - VP PR Peter Day
• Beautiful stage, with projection screen and lighting

The June 20th Special Event met multiple objectives:
• Open House Showcasing Typical Meeting to Potential Members
• Recognition of New Members
• Recognition of Members Successes
• Recognition of Past Club Executives
• Celebration of President’s Distinguished Status
• Transition Phase and Handover to Incoming Executives

The Incoming Club Executives have their work cut out for them. OTM Oakville Toastmasters have achieved President’s Distinguished Club status two years in a row, since chartering on April 11, 2017. They need to have a strategic plan that maps out the drive towards continued club excellence, service to the Club and its Members so that OTM continues to inspire and motivate Toastmasters in the community.
For further information on OTM, visit www.oakvilletoastmasters.com

OTM Oakville Toastmasters Open House & 2nd Charter Anniversary Celebration was a highly successful event. Kudos to Organising Committee, led by President Sasha-Li. The hard work started a couple of months ago payed off handsomely. OTM exceeded what we aimed for in terms of Key Success Factors (KSF).
The Blue Ribbon Guest List included amongst others Representatives from Ottawa - Nancy Buchan-Terrell, Constituency Assistant, representing John Oliver, Oakville MP; from Oakville - Dr. Natalia Lishchyna, Town of Oakville Ward 6 Councillor, representing herself as well as Town of Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, and Tom Adams, PEng, Councillor for Town of Oakville Ward 6, and Halton Region. It is worth noting that Dr. Lishchyna was at our Club Inaugural Launch Meeting on February 9, 2017, and she was with Nancy Buchan-Terrell at our Club Charter Party on June 22, 2017.

District Leaders attending included amongst others (a) Dennis Bartel, DTM, Past PRM, Samaa El-Sayed, ACS, ALB, Incoming PRM, (b) Mina Yoon, ACS, ALB, Division C Director; Linda Rossi, DTM, Incoming Division D Director; Hilgay Beckles, DTM, Incoming Division E Director; John Constant, DTM, Past Division L Governor, Brahm Memone, DTM, Past Division Governor, and (c) many Past, Present, and Incoming Area Directors (AD): George How Pak Hing, DTM, Past Area 35 AD; Karen Hilliard, ACB, ALB, Past Area A36 AD; John Wang, DTM, Past Area 43 AD; Annie Bai, DTM, Past Area 46 AD; Richard Lewis, DTM, Past Area 81 AD; Sasha-Li Chinloy, ACB, ALB, Incoming Area 83 AD; Albert Chang, DTM, Past Area 87 AD; Ping Ge, ACS, ALB, Area 88 AD; Katia Miropolskaia, ACS, ALB, Incoming Area 103 AD.

We acknowledge the tremendous support of our fellow Toastmasters from the many Clubs (Brampton Talks, Clarkson, Confidently Speaking, Great Minds Advanced, Miracle Chinese English Bilingual, Mississauga Sales & Marketing, Port Credit, 7120 Speakers Corner, Speakwell, Wood, etc.), and non-Toastmasters that came in huge numbers to our Special Event.

George How Pak Hing, PEng, DTM
OTM Oakville Toastmasters Founder & IPP
June 22, 2019

World Vision Speechcrafters

WorldVision Speechcrafters

Our 8 week speechcraft session ended Tuesday at World Vision with a celebration of food and fantastic speeches by Olusola Adeosun from Brampton Talks and Cal Lockhart from Speak to inspire Toastmasters. What an inspiring group of speechcrafters receiving their certificates by management. Congratulations! Thank you to all the Toastmasters who volunteered their time to help out from Speak to Inspire members Cal Lockhart, Firdaus Walele, Novlette Evans, Tuula Redditt and Tobista Michaels, Brampton Talks member Olusola Adeosun, Brampton Alpha member Pauline Bourne, One World member Martina De Ruyte and Tangri Toastmasters member Satish Prabhu. We couldn't have done it without your help. Well done everyone.

Our Speechcrafters who graduated were:
Ermira Simeqi, Esther Waweru, Jennifer Miller, Joanne Legin, Sandra Torres, Marcellin Danhoundo and Maya Thomas

Congratulations everyone for inspiring us all with your wonderful stories. The evaluations we received afterwards were extremely positive and World Vision is lucky to have you all working with such a warm group of people. Thank you for sharing your stories. Take advantage of furthering your skills now at One World Toastmasters Club. 

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