Hilltop Toastmasters Presents

Audience Choice Humourous Speech Festival

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Eight Amazing Speakers | Absolutely Free | You Pick The Winners

Check out the festival Speakers!

Alexandre Matte is one of those rare storytellers that can transport you to the time and the place he is describing.
Two-time District 86 champion at the international Speech Contest, Alexandre finished 2nd place in the world semi final in 2012.
After 15 years managing finances of cultural organizations, most recently as Director of Finance of the oldest cultural centre in French Ontario, he transitioned from counting to speaking.
At home, Alexandre practices the art of storytelling with his most difficult audience, his 2 seven-year-old girls.



Certified World Class Speaking Coach
District 86 Speakers Bureau
District 86 2019 International Speech Champion
Region 6 2019 International Speech 2nd Place winner
District 86 2016-2017 President of the Year Award Recipient
Founder and Club Counselor of Mississauga Gavel Club, a youth public speaking club affiliated with Toastmasters 



Cal Lockhart is retired, or as he prefers a “Gainfully Unemployed” Professional Engineer. He worked in private industry for 18 years, mostly in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the federal public service and practiced Civil Engineering for 22 years with Indian & Northern Affairs Canada.
He attended his 1st Toastmasters meeting in the spring of 1960 and his 2nd in the spring of 2012. Immediately he realized the greatest mistake of his life – the waste of those 52 years.
He is a member of 3 clubs, Speak to Inspire, Brampton Alpha and Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters club.



Kim Bernard loves to talk! If she can put a smile on your face for just a bit with her stories then, as she says, her job is done! Laughter is the best medicine and we sure need it during these trying times.
Kim has been in Toastmasters for over 2 year and helped start the new club at William Parkway Operations Centre. She is currently the VP Education…..for the 2nd term now…. she didn’t get it right the first time….. twice a charm as they say!




He joined Toastmasters in March 2014 to improve his communication skills and quickly discovered Toastmasters also had leadership training. In July 2014, he accepted a club officer role and benefitted both as a communicator and leader. In 6 years as a Toastmasters he has served as Sergeant at Arms, VP Public Relations, VP Education, Club President, Area Director, Spring Conference Photography Chair, District 86 Photographer, New Club Mentor and Club Coach.
He has received his Triple Crown for the past 3 consecutive years. When Pathways rolled out in District 86, he embraced the change. He is Visionary Communication proficient and is working on Level 4 of Innovative Planning and Presentation Mastery.


Rowan Faludi has been a Toastmaster for over 10 years. He has competed in speech contests, multiple times on the District Stage. He loves giving humorous speeches and has compiled material from all over the world. He is also an accomplished Scuba Diver and underwater photographer and enjoys sharing his experiences with his audience.
When he is not diving or engaging in Toastmasters activities, he is an economist and urban planner, and helped to start a well known land economics firm in downtown Toronto. 



Stephen Elliot has been with Toastmasters for 7 years. He is a member of Port Credit Toastmasters and Great Minds Advanced Toastmasters. Stephen feels blessed to have discovered Toastmasters as the organization as given him so much.
Stephen is the proud father to Derek and James. Being a Dad brings him joy and wonder and the occasional grey hair. Stephen has been told he has a face for radio and has recently been pursuing becoming a voice over talent.
Stephen lives in Mississauga and is the co-founder of e3 Toronto, a company that helps youth and professionals find their voice.




Tuula Redditt has been a toastmaster for 13 years and is presently the President for Speak to Inspire Toastmasters Club #972044. In 2018-2019 she was awarded the Toastmaster of the Year award for District 86 and looks forward to giving back in any way she can throughout the District.
Tuula is on Level 2 of her Engaging Humor Path.

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