Division A

Division A Director - Raam Lakhanpal

Headshot of Division A Director

Division Boundaries:

North:  King / Aurora, Markham / Whitchurch-Stouffville

South:  Steeles Avenue (Markham / Toronto)

East :  Markham / Durham

West: Hwy 404


About Division:

Division A is comprised of 17 clubs in 4 areas located in Markham.

Division A Achievements:
Selected Distinguished Award 2017 - 2018;
President Distinguished Award 2016 - 2017;
President Distinguished Award 2015 - 2016;
Selected Distinguished Award 2014 - 2015;
President Distinguished Award 2013 - 2014;
President Distinguished Award 2012 - 2013;
Selected Distinguished Award 2011 - 2012;
Selected Distinguished Award 2010 - 2011;
President Distinguished Award 2009 - 2010;
President Distinguished Award 2008 - 2009


Message from Division A Director: 

How can the old be new?

Yes, the old Division A is the new Division A— vibrant, dazzling!

We are the clubs east of highway 404 in the City of Markham, “Canada’s largest diverse community, with a rich cultural heritage, outstanding planning community services and vibrant local economy.” (Taken from their website)

Our four enthusiastic and energetic Area Directors and I plan to avail of the wealth of this city and share it with our corporate and community club Toastmasters members.

Having been District 86 Division Governor of the year 2012-2013, I am humbled to lead Division A again this year. Thank you for the renewed confidence and the empowerment for another opportunity to serve Toastmasters.


#LOL Festival Division A vs. Division B (1st of a kind)

Division A proudly invites you to the First of its kind #LOL festival!

Division A will first put members on stage September 26th to chose the funniest top four.

Division B will bring their four funniest speakers to “laugh off” against our four (4) funniest Division A-Speakers.

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2019

Where: IBM Toronto Labs 8200 Warden Avenue, Markham


Division A - Contacts

Area Director: Gloria Markiewicz | areaA21director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Unionville Toastmasters Club 640216.toastmastersclubs.org640216OpenMondays 7:00 pm
Markham's Talk of the City Clubmarkhamtalkofthetown.toastmastersclubs.org712923OpenThursdays 12:00 pm
GE Markham Toastmastersx3925020CorporateWednesdays 4:30 pm
Cornell Markham Toastmasterscornell.toastmastersclubs.org4662653OpenThursday 7:00 pm

Hitesh Parmar | areaA22director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Markham Toastmasterswww.markhamtoastmasters.com4782OpenTuesdays 6:50 pm
IBM Toronto Lab Clubx9024CorporateWednesdays 12:00 pm
Toast at Noonx1146924CorporateWednesdays 12:00 pm
Power Speaking Toastmasters Clubpowerspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org1183006OpenFridays: 12:00 pm

Area Director: Philip Zhu | areaA23director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Markham SweetTalkers Clubwww.sweettalkers.ca4635OpenTuesdays 6:00 pm
IIBA Markham Toastmasters Clubx5242727Open2nd and 4th Thursday 7:00 pm
General Motorvatorsx7055555CorporateTuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
RPP Toastmasters7186747OpenMondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Area Director: To be filled | areaA24director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Markham TD Toastmastersx5151708CorporateWednesday: 5:30 pm
Momentum Toastmasters www.momentumtoastmasters.ca2015480OpenThursday: 12:00 noon
Cole Engineering x7081017Corporate2nd & 4th Thursdays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lenovo Toastmastersx7256470CorporateWednesday: 2:00 pm
OneHub Toastmasters Clubhttp://www.onehub.ca/programs-services/networking-and-events/7158133

Division A - Summer Club Officer Training

When club officers are well-trained to perform their duties, club members are better served.

Event Registration: Click Here

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Where: Bayview Hill Community Center, 114 Spadina Rd, Richmond Hill

Who: Club Executive Officers, 2019-2020

Note: Facilitator and volunteers are free of charge.

Registration: 6:15 - 6:45pm

Training: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: pre-registration eventbrite $15.00; at-the-door $20.00

For further information/questions, please contact, Division A Director, Alvin Abawan, 647.921.4521

Summer Club Officer Training - Round 1

Division A - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

You are invited to the 2020 Division A International and Evaluation Speech Contests!

Our contestants have worked really hard and are courageously stepping up to the stage!

Come to join the excitement and listen to the Speakers and evaluators of Division A as they provide constructive feedback and share their stories. This is a great opportunity to network with other Toastmasters and meet new friends. Everyone welcome including non-members, come and show your support by cheering for your favourite Speaker and Evaluator!

The Winners of this contest will move forward to compete at the District level before hitting the World stage!


IBM Canada Software Lab - Toronto  

8200 Warden Avenue 

Markham, On

L6G 1C7

Free parking and light refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Registration at 6:15 PM, Briefings at 6:30 PM.

Contest starts 6:45 PM, Adjourn at 10:00 PM.

If you have any questions please contact Division A Director Rubi Talavera by email at DivisionADirector@toastmasters86.org.


District 86, Division A International Speech Contest Winner:

1. TBA
2. TBA
3. TBA 

District 86, Division A Evaluation Speech Contest Winner:

1. TBA
2. TBA
3. TBA

Division International Speech and Evaluation Contests

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