2017 / 2018 Contact  & Club information  

Area L-56

Area 56

Area 56 Director - Sara Wood-Gates, ACS, ALB

area 56 director

Unofficial Area Boundaries:

North:  Dundas Street, Burlington
South:  Lakeshore St., Burlington
East :  Burloak Drive, Burlington
West: Highway 6, Waterdown

About Area:

We are 6 clubs strong!

Burlington Advanced Toastmasters - meeting twice monthly, Mondays at 7:30pm, Fortino's Community Meeting Room, 2515 Appleby Line, https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/02490863-burlington-advanced

First Waterdown Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St., parking accessed from 182 Main St. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00009690-first-waterdown-club

City of Burlington Toastmasters - our newest club! Meeting on Wednesdays, three times a month, this is a corporate club for City of Burlington employees only.  Please contact the club via their website for more information or to visit as a guest. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/06502153-city-of-burlington-toastmasters

Skyway Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Cedar Springs Racquet Club, 960 Cumberland Ave., Burlington. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003301-skyway-toastmasters-club

Mansion Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Rotary Youth Centre, Pines Room, 960 Guelph Line, Burlington. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003322-mansion-toastmasters-club

First Burlington Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003074-first-burlington-toastmasters-club


Message from Area 56 Director

 It is my distinct pleasure to represent 6 strong, dynamic clubs in the Burlington and Waterdown areas. Each and every club in the area has their own unique strengths and cultures and all of them excel at providing a quality learning experience for their members.

At this time we are all gearing up for Contests and Club Officer Training.  We will be coming into the new year strong with Club Officer Training Round 2 happening January 27th from 8:30am to 12pm at Bishop Tonnos Secondary School in Ancaster, and February 10th from 8:30am to 12pm at Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Follow the link to all training on the home page to register for either of these sessions or any of the ones offered in the District.

Club International Speech and Evaluation contests are now scheduled in Area 56, followed by our Area contest scheduled for February 28th, 7:30pm to 10:00pm, hosted by Skyway Toastmasters at Cedar Springs Racquet Club.

And finally I will be completing my second round of club visits and visit reports in advance of March 30th. 

And during all of this, the clubs are working hard at earning their Distinguished Club Points!  I am so proud of the work all the clubs are doing and I know as an Area we are going to finish very strong this year.


Area 56 - Contacts

Area Director: Sara Wood-Gates, CC, ALB | area56director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
First Burlingtonwww.firstburlingtontoastmasters.org3074OpenThursdays; 7:30 pm
Skywaywww.burlingtonskywaytoastmasters.com/3301OpenWednesdays; 7:30 pm
Mansionwww.mansiontoastmasters.com3322OpenWednesdays; 7:30 pm
First Waterdownwww.waterdowntoastmasters.com9690OpenTuesdays; 7:30 pm
Burlington Advancedtba2490863Advanced2nd/4th Mondays; 7:30 pm

Area 56 - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date: October 10th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Grace Anglican Church, Waterdown
Contest Chair: Guy Tripp (Tabletopics), Arash Jenab (Humourous)
Chief Judge: Bill Brodie

General Information:

Register at: Just show up for a great night of speeches!

Humorous Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st: Kwesi Millington - Burlington Advanced Toastmasters

Table Topics Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st: John Constant - First Burlington Toastmasters
2nd: Neil Brodie - Skyway Toastmasters
3rd: Mike McNeil - First Waterdown

Humorous Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Paula Hundertajlo

Table Topics Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Bill Brodie

Area 56 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date: February 28th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Location: Skyway Toastmasters, Cedar Springs Racquet Club, 960 Cumberland Ave.
Contest Chair: Evaluation Contest Chair: Richard Dowsett; International Contest Chair: Bill Brodie
Chief Judge:

General Information: This will be an amazing night of speeches and evaluations from all 6 of Area 56's amazing clubs.  We would love to see you there.

Register at: No need to register!  Come support Area 56.  Plan to arrive no later than 6:50pm

International Speech Winners, 2017-2018


Evaluation Speech Winners, 2017-2018


International Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Christopher Ng (Mansion Toastmasters)

Evaluation Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Shelley Orchin (Mansion Toastmasters)

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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