Spring Conference 2016 - April 22 to 24, 2016 | Hilton Mississauga, ON

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Evaluation Speech Contest

1st place Brian Brennan
2nd place Andrew Mertens
3rd place Steve Elliot

International Speech Contest

1st place Roger Caesar
2nd place Chris OBrien
3rd place Joe Vanderkooi


Team Energy Achieves Magic

Teamwork is about more than just putting together a team. Effective teamwork can create energy which enhances project quality, morale and retention. This can create a successful outcome on any project as powerful as magic. Learn all you can about effective teamwork to ensure your success.

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Meet The 2016 / 2017 District 86 Team
New Distinguished Toastmasters
Spring 2016 District 86 Evaluation & International Speech Contests



Ross MacKay

2014–2016 International Director, Region 6
  Ross Mackay, DTM, AS, ID

Conference Keynote Speaker | Sunday 1:25pm

Ross Mackay of Aurora, Ontario, Canada, is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant. As President of Ross Mackay Associates Ltd., he is an acknowledged international expert in the pump engineering field. He has served four terms on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. He was also president of the organization’s Toronto chapter and currently serves on the Toronto board of directors.

Mackay earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Stow College of Engineering in Glasgow, Scotland, and studied business administration at Seneca College in Toronto.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 23 years, Mackay is a member of three clubs and has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters. He is the recipient of the prestigious Accredited Speaker award and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization. He says, “Toastmasters is the finest personal development program in the world. Nowhere else can you find a group of people who come together with the express intention of helping each other grow and develop.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Mackay is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

Jocelyne Vezina

The Power of "I"
  Jocelyne Vezina, DTM

Keynote Speaker

District 86 Keynote Speaker | Saturday Morning

At work do you feel engaged? Do you feel you could do so much more than what is asked of you? Do you feel your contribution counts? Join me on Saturday April 23rd. I will give you tools to make your career a more rewarding one and give you a feeling that you are making a difference in your team. Come learn how your energy can help your team make magic!

Jocelyne started her Toastmasters journey in 2009. She’s never looked back. The more she learns about Toastmasters the more she wants to get involved. She received her DTM in 2012. Since then she has held several positions within the district with the most recent being the REP Chief Ambassador. She is looking forward to serve the district in that capacity.

Ross MacKay

Your Leadership Legacy
  Ross Mackay, DTM, AS, ID

Workshop Presenter 

Plenary Workshop | Sunday 8:00 am

Do you have what it takes to be an effective leader? Participate in this interactive workshop to explore the power and responsibilities of leadership, not only in Toastmasters, but also beyond. In this educational but entertaining session with a three-time club president, you’ll discover the qualities of an effective leader that you may already possess. We’ll also explore the various leadership styles to find the one(s) that will work for you, as you establish your Leadership Legacy.